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Like a majority of college students, my main mode of transportation was my bike. I started off with a fold-able bike before I saved up some money to treat myself to a nicer road bike. It wasn't unt... read more

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The other day we had a very nice afternoon, and as I had finished my work for the day, I headed out on a ride. I did not choose a route before I left, but rather just headed out and decided where ... read more

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An accomplished racer, and national champion, Gordy Shields died at age 95 after having started riding at age 50. At the time, I just started riding (age 47) and at his memorial his daugher reveale... read more

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Day 6 (Final day and travel day back) We pushed on to the Butt of Lewis lighthouse– through the glorious sunshine again to the very end of the Hebridean Way. To be honest I cried when I saw the ... read more

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Day 5 Jenny and I set off out of Tarbert to be greeted by the biggest ol’ hill we had seen. But. We. Did. It. AND to our right we saw not one … but two eagles!!! Swooping down the hillside towar... read more

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Day 3 A cosy sleep and a few snacks later – we set off for the lovely Baleshare beach! The sun was out again and stayed out too. Heading to the beach the wind was against us a wee bit so it wa... read more

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Day 2 The cycling begins! We set off after having a yummy breakfast at the Toffee Factory (aka Heart Hebrides ) for a big bowl of porridge to fuel us for the day ahead. Off to Vatersay we w... read more

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The Hebridean Way [address removed] (photos available on my blog) (June 2019) So – a group of my lady friends and I decided to take on the challenge of cycling the full Outer Hebride... read more

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Today, Monday is one of my non-working days; I work my contracted hours over 9 days of each fortnight. Therefore, having done my chores and listened to the weather forecast I got ‘Old Faithful’ out... read more

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#nocarbon On my short ride along the cycle path, I was reminded about the place where my great grandparents are buried. I hadn’t seen it in person until 2018 when I started to spend some time in... read more

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My evening ride home involves a lovely hilly ride over my home town of Kendal, a ride that is normally fairly uneventful. This time however, I should have taken notice of the dog barking in the dis... read more

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Siobhan Simpson I'm glad you are OK (even if you did have to be washed down before you were allowed in the house!), but what about the ... read more
Matthew Emmott The deer and dog vanished into the distance as I sat there slightly dazed by the whole situation.

I went for a bike ride around the area I live in - a short evening ride - it turned out to be a 45 min ride along some parks and places I would have not noticed otherwise. When you are on your cycl... read more

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After a ride through the crisp morning air to Queen's Wharf, where I cruised down Franklin Road and crawled back up it, my back tyre felt decidedly soft. By the time I was home it was dead flat and... read more

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For the first time in ages I was able to ride without the pressure of getting to work, getting back from work to meet my wife after work. Riding before going to golf. It was excellent to just ride ... read more

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A regular bike commuter for over six years now, the start of that journey was a holiday on the Otago Rail Trail. My enduring memories are of wonderful scenery but dismal Xmas Day food (we had to b... read more

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My parents visited me this year from the UK and we did lots of trail riding on the south island. They are much more used to road cycling back home but we had such a great time on many different tra... read more

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My parents visited me this year from the UK and we did lots of trail riding on the south island. They are much more used to road cycling back home but we had such a great time on many different tra... read more

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My parents visited me this year from the UK and we did lots of trail riding on the south island. They are much more used to road cycling back home but we had such a great time on many different tra... read more

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My grandparents owned a bike shop in the UK so I have always loved bikes. Their bike shop was famous in the local area and everyone got their bike from Renhams. I used to love the smell of the sho... read more

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My brother and I went for a bike ride around where our parents used to live near the Selwyn Hutts. We were on our way back when we were biking along the stop bank and my back Tyre got stuck. In wha... read more

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The Safe and Sustainable Journeys team took a Christmas Ride to end our 2019 work year. All 6 of us rode the Ngongotaha cycleway and then the newly built Linton Park cycleway :)

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Witnessing the constant stream of bicycles safely crossing DeKalb Ave @ Krog St, using the new scramble.

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September 2019: 900 miles from Dieppe to Bordeaux via La Rochelle. So many sights and impressions. What an adventure!

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Sadly I missed the big company ride this past weekend, but had the incredible opportunity to travel to Ireland. This was my first time ever in Europe and I wanted to make the most of my ONE day of... read more

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magnifique et très dur parcour VTT vive le sport !!!

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Happy to say that I've completed it today cycling from Glasgow to Edinburgh, a route plenty of hills smaller and bigger made it challenging. 2 months ago I had many doubts about taking part in Peda... read more

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On the weekend of 30th August-1st September 2019 thirty of us rode the BIg Ride from Brisbane to Brunswick heads to raise money for permaculture projects in the besieged West Bank and Gaza of Pales... read more

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Mark Taylor ..and we raised nearly $12,000 for charity!
Peter Whyte Great work

I took a Holiday in Sorrento last year with a friend of mine I have known for 34 years. She has not been on a bike for many years yet I am a keen cyclist. I asked her would she fancy hiring an el... read more

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I started riding just of 14 years ago - a short 1/2 day cycle hire with a mate in Sardinia. In 2006 I managed to ride a total of 1,000 miles & I was absolutely delighted with myself! Each year I... read more

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I always remember going to a local bike shop to pick up my new bike a got for my 8th birthday. It was a Peugeot mountain bike that had a purple/red finish. I was so excited to get it home and when ... read more

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Happy memories of cycling with Joe. We really miss him.

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I started out commuting to work a few years ago, as an alternative to running. As I grew to start enjoying riding I started to go out with a club, and over time extended my ride distance from 10 or... read more

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Frank Harrison "Chapeau" radonneur!

Beats the bus, smells better, you look hot as a fit not fat person, it's fun, and drivers are mostly decent.

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I learnt to ride a tricycle at the age of 4-5 and at that time cycled up and down the pavement along a main road campaigning for my local M.P. I had strapped to my trike a notice saying "VOTE FOR B... read more

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A couple of years ago I decided I wanted to complete Lands End to John O'Groats. I had only purchased my first 'real' bike a year before and had done a few shortish rides, 10 or 15 miles here and ... read more

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I still remember vividly my first ride without stabilizers - my then bike a Raleigh Tomahawk (almost Identical to a Raleigh Chipper - small version of the legendary 1970s Raleigh Chopper). Albany P... read more

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My commute to work takes me along a canal tow path. This is not a picturesque part of the canal, the usual sights are the back of buildings and shopping trolleys, but at least its car free and the... read more

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Cycling a very wet Moor2Sea 100km sportive across Dartmoor to the coast with my dad. Although the weather was torrential, it was a great bonding session with my dad and led to many a subsequent rid... read more

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Both of my grown up children were visiting for the afternoon and so we decided to go to Gunwharf Quays bowling. It was a lovely evening, so instead of driving, we all grabbed bikes and helmets,... read more

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Great to get out and see some of the sites

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I think this is my favourite photo of all time. Me with my husband and my dad after a ride together. Wonderful day and a wonderful memory. ❤️

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Went to the FLAB sportive on 11 May in Ilkley with my wife and friends. A beautiful place to cycle with great scenery and nice hills thrown in. We had the opportunity to witness a Twister on the ri... read more

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My cycling buddy and I did our first Sportive on Saturday morning in Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, UK. Despite me feeling under the weather, we had a great 40 mile ride in glorious weather wit... read more

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My sweetie and I saddled up our Tandem and cycled across America (the continent) from coast-to-coast and then some. We planned and saved for this trip for 2 year, and it was one of the best advent... read more

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Kelly Carpenter Awesome, happy to be rolling around on team Flying Bikes. Happy pedaling!
Charlotte de Zwart That’s so awesome 👏

It was a Saturday morning in September. I had just bought the bike I ride now every day. A red 'omafiets', which is a Dutch sturdy city bike with a chain guard and coaster brakes. I love this bike,... read more

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colie Touzel Such a great story! When I saw the "omafiets" I knew you were dutch...my mother is dutch and from the Netherlands, so I've ... read more

Used to have Tuesdays off work. Enjoy stocking up the cooler with lunch, munchies and beverage, taking in trailer out on a trail. Stopping whenever find bad weeds & litter to pull and pick up for... read more

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I took up cycling because it saved my life quite literally. On 1/4/2019, i was on day 3 of a ride down to Rome from London in 7 days to support a friend running the Maradona di Roma. It was magic... read more

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Rus Kesley Maybe that should read Maratona and not Maradona
Carvel Lonsdale hand of god ; )

As a kid I always had a bike and loved the great outdoors and wherever I was there was a bike at my side. You grow up and life changes and my bike got put to one side. I then had the opportunity ... read more

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https://cyclingunknown.wordpress.com/ The commute to work in this beautiful part of the world helps in my training for larger scale challenges in Europe. If it is something you have thought about ... read more

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My partner and I starting biking at the start of 2018, and just this totally joyful and amazing adventure it's added to our lives . We've been on a bike packing trips , we take our bikes away wit... read more

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