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Cycling in the dark

After a longer cycle than usual [up to Carmunnock etc], with both my Busch & Muller headlights ablaze, my dusk-cycle in Glasgow got interesting. Near the "Museum of Transport", I turned up the... read more

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Respect

I have always cycled and for many years it was a hobby however one day at my parents house my father spoke of a cycle from Edinburgh to Glasgow in the rain on his dying Scott bike and it was his be... read more

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Improvise

On my way to bike store for selfie I decided to do the rocky hill. I call it rocky hill after rocky when he ran up the steps as it's such an achievement. It's pure pain and pleasure. nearly at 414 ... read more

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Cycling is my Happy Place

Following on from my previous story, “Getting back on a bike at 58”. I’m now 60 and loving all the freedom my bike gives me. I now ride my lovely Liv Avail AR 1 (purchased just before lock down 1).... read more

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Cry for help!

I cycle to work on the quietest route possible. One frosty morning I heard a feeble cry of “Help!” , coming from a garden. I stopped my bike and found a lady in her 90s and dressed in her night at... read more

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Lesson Learned Hard Way

If you purchase a helmet with the ANGi or something similar take the time to set it up! No one plans on crashing and 9/10 it happens due to things out of our control. Also learned since crash that ... read more

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ABC Quick Check-Air

“A” = Air. Check the sidewall of the tire and inflate tires to the rated pressure as indicated on the sidewall. Use a pressure gauge to ensure proper tire pressure. Check if there’s any damage to t... read more

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Image for story Riding for worthy causes

Riding for worthy causes

This September, I am taking part in the Great Cycle Challenge to fight kids' cancer! Why? Because right now, cancer is the biggest killer of children from disease in the United States. Over 15,700 ... read more

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Thwarted!

I hoped to ride a lot during Cycle September, only to have my plans thwarted by Hurricane Ida. I left home for the storm; and the authorities in New Orleans are saying not to come back if you've ev... read more

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Image for story Tour de Manc. Raising funds for HaTS

Tour de Manc. Raising funds for HaTS

This Sunday I'm doing a Tour de Manc and raising money for HaTS. HaTS is an independent charity providing support and care provided to cancer patients and families of the Haematology and Tran... read more

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Pedal for Parkinson's

Last Sunday I completed my longest bike ride, 50 miles in Stirlingshire to raise money for Parkinson's. It was a great challenge and a great event, and I'm so pleased to raise money for this worthw... read more

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TURN LEFT

Are you aware of the hand signal for turning left when on a bicycle?

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STOP

Did you know there is a hand signal for when you’re going to stop when riding a bike?

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Please read

A plea to anyone who rides a bike. ALWAYS WEAR A HELMET. I see lots of people cycling without helmets, but without mine I may not have been able to write this post. 3 days ago I had an accident. I... read more

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Cycle to work day

I work from home now and normally walk on a Thursday but got a quick ride in this morning before an early team meeting at 8am for cycle to work day instead. Only a 9.6 mile ride but knocked 5 se... read more

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Personal challenge

Prior STP rider, this is #5 for me. Three weeks ago, had a bad fall on some steep stairs and broke five ribs and three minor spinal fractures. First ride today, indoor on our stationary bike, but... read more

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Image for story Fueling my competitive spirit...

Fueling my competitive spirit...

Recently, as part of a volunteer group from my work, I had the opportunity to be a road marshal for a local series of criterium races. As I volunteered on the "most dangerous" corner because of th... read more

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Parental Supervision

The parent or guardian of a child shall not authorize or knowingly permit a child to violate any provision of the Michigan Vehicle Code. (Michigan Bicycle Law)

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Image for story One of my better rides today

One of my better rides today

I don’t believe that I have ever reached 215 mph on a ride before.

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Just ride

It's a Public Holiday Eve eventhough have been lock down for more than 2 months in my country. Just ride and explore around. A lot of changes in my resident rea

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The Longest Day

As part of the pandmic and challenge to keep training in November 2020 I set myself a challenge to ride, on the Longest Day (June 21st) from sunrise 0440 to sunset 2136. And then I started training... read more

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Image for story a 2.5 year bike injury case has been settled!

a 2.5 year bike injury case has been settled!

Hi everyone: Some good news after 2.5 years: I just had a successful resolution in a bike injury case bikinginla. com/ Six figures. See Press Release above A 12 page story ... read more

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Bay Way

I only started cycling again during the pandemic (after around an 8 year break). I had to build up road confidence again plus get some miles in my legs. I joined the Lancaster Womens Cycling Grou... read more

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Image for story Bikepacking micro-adventure

Bikepacking micro-adventure

I’ve been meaning to get out and do a local overnight trip on the bike, and finally got round to doing it last night. Brilliant to be out off-road on deserted bridleways, didn’t need lights until a... read more

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Life saving bicycle

I'll keep this short, I didn't hear a car from my left side, hmm going deaf? coincidently my bike would not balance... off to the Dr. numerous tests resulted in an MRI scan. Aha, it's NOT the bike... read more

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Riding everyday

I have been riding my bike every day since 1.1.15 when I decided this would be my bike challenge. I say every day but I crashed my bike that September and had to be brought home in an ambulance and... read more

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A weekend of cycling

For the past 4 days I cycled for charity, as far as I could each day!

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Lovely evening for a pedal

I’ve just had a lovely cycle along the Tarka trail with my friend Jane. We had a a nice catch up whilst taking in the fabulous views along the estuary. Total therapy session:)

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ABC Quick Check-Brakes

“B” = Brakes. Have a look at your brakes, check the brakes and cables to make sure they aren’t worn down. See if you can reach the brake levers comfortably, then squeeze them for cable tightness an... read more

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Image for story You will not be forgotten, smiles in our miles

You will not be forgotten, smiles in our miles

Norfolk Sheriff's Office of Virginia pays tribute to all the men, women, children, and all those who lost family members, friends, and loved ones. As we pledged to pedal twenty-plus miles, we creat... read more

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Beware of the bike thieves in Bristol Harbour

Thought I take a nice ride to the Bristol harbour. Double locked the bike near the harbour bridge with the horns. When I got back all was gone. No one saw anything and Police not really interested.... read more

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Liberté!

Lorsque je reviens du travail à vélo, je me nettoie l'esprit en quelques secondes et je suis à nouveau prête pour un autre bout de journée!!

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IB Scavenger Hunt

Moving up in the standings! Rode Bike the Bay last weekend, so a bit of a delayed start. Did make up some ground today, however - thanks for those who helped with some of the pictures! 😊🚴

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IBactive Scavenger Hunt

I'm excited to participate in the Imperial Beach Scavenger Hunt. This will be my 2nd one. Had so much fun on the first one and learned alot about Imperial Beach. I encourage all my cycling friends... read more

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TURN RIGHT

Are you aware of the hand signal when turning right on your bicycle?

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Image for story Trainen voor de Ironman wedstrijden (triatlon)

Trainen voor de Ironman wedstrijden (triatlon)

Ik fiets, ik fiets veel, ik fiets lang, ik fiets vaak, ik fiets hard, ik fiets door de weilanden, ik fiets heuvel op (en ook weer af), maar ik fiets niet naar mijn werk. Uiteraard zou ik naar HM... read more

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Never Say Never

We've all heard it: Never Say Never. In November 2009, I started my pedal pushing career on an adult trike, as I had some issues with balance/dizziness at the time. Several months after I got th... read more

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Image for story I'm riding to fight cancer and better my self

I'm riding to fight cancer and better my self

Well this year I am riding for the fifth year in the Great Cycle Challenge. It is a great way to challenge my self to be a better cyclist and raise money to fight kids cancer. Some years have be... read more

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John O'Groats to home

I wanted to do John O'Groats to Land's End during 2 holidays. In May 2021 I cycled with my husband from home to Land's End 339 miles in 5 days -weather rubbish -hail, wind, rain, thunder. In July... read more

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Brakes

A bicycle must be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level clean pavement. (Michigan Bicycle Law)

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Carrying Packages

A cyclist may not carry any package that prevents them from keeping both hands on the handlebars. (Michigan Bicycle Law)

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Bucket List - Off-Road Duathlon

I’ve done a little cyclocross races, road duathlons and triathlons but never raced off road on a mountain bike. Well at 65 years old I guess there was no better time than the present! Signed up fo... read more

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Just ride

It's a Public Holiday Eve eventhough have been lock down for more than 2 months in my country. Just ride and explore around. A lot of changes in my resident rea

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Wimbledon Devastation

Monday 28th June, lovely morning ride to work the start of Wimbledon YEY,(my other passion). I had my lucky Wimbledon monogramed hand towel in my back pack, sad but i love it :) cycled to work only... read more

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Image for story Breast cancer now challenge when injured!!

Breast cancer now challenge when injured!!

After getting into cycling recently, I set myself a challenge...ride 300km in July for breast cancer now. I had rides planned, secured sponsors, got all excited...then disaster struck. My pet cat ... read more

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Ebike from a campsite to the opera

We wanted to take use our ebikes to get into London from the Crystal Palace campsite but were worried about security while we were in the opera seeing La Boheme. I was also concerned about traffic... read more

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Image for story It's a mental thing

It's a mental thing

Recently separated, no money to speak of and living in a rented room. I was struggling.. My head was spinning and i had a fogged mind... The one good thing I did during this was buy my mountain bik... read more

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Am I jinxed?

On 17 December 2017 as was my usual routine after finishing my morning shift, I got on my bike to cycle to the gym. However, I’d only gone about 1-200 yards, and at very slow speed as it was still ... read more

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Image for story LeJog aspirant

LeJog aspirant

My new found enjoyment of cycling, started around 10 years ago. I have happy childhood memories of all the bikes I have had (was never allowed a Raleigh Chopper (there's still time I guess), but a ... read more

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Image for story Never to old to peddle and roll.

Never to old to peddle and roll.

Five years ago I got a bike to get out, have some fun and maybe loss weight. 18 months later I had loss 6 Stone, I now own four mountain bikes and at the young age of 57 will be going to Bike Park ... read more

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