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Image for story Riding isnt for the day time

Riding isnt for the day time

Night riding is fast becoming, thanks to Covid my favorite time to get out on my bike. There is no one about and you have most places to yourself. At night your senses become more alert and you hea... read more

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Image for story Riding the C&O and GAP Trail

Riding the C&O and GAP Trail

Spent a week riding bikes and camping with this crew in the middle of a pandemic. Started in DC, finished in Pittsburgh. A much needed recharge. Please do!

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baby bird

I live in Cornwall and one day a week I ride a 15 mile circuit on country roads crossing the A3072 at a busy junction. On this day I had just crossed the main road and noticed a small bird in the ... read more

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Lambing time.

I am fortunate to have a very rural route to work (for most of it anway). Narrow, single track road with passing places, trees and fields with farm animals, etc. Earlier this year as I headed along... read more

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Image for story Banks of the river Mersey

Banks of the river Mersey

A round trip organised by Cliff and supported by his sister Nancy and experienced rider Dave we headed out of Prescott to the Mersey taking in Huyton Hale and Halton perfect weather for a run out a... read more

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Image for story Cycling on isle of skye

Cycling on isle of skye

Went to isle of skye for a weeks cycling holiday, stayed in a cottage in portnalong, best cycling I've done in a few months, views were brilliant, plenty off road and on road tracks to cycle on. Me... read more

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Chasing The Sun - A Ride Against Nature

I started riding my bike for the first time since childhood last January as a means of transportation to get to and from work from my new house. everything started off sore and hard, 1 ride a day a... read more

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Image for story Cycling the Hebridean Way

Cycling the Hebridean Way

We flew to the Outer Hebrides from Glasgow airport on a little plane with propellers! The bikes were waiting for us at Barra airport - the only beach airport in the world, so I'd definitely recomme... read more

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Image for story Gravel adventure

Gravel adventure

Wanting a change from 1000's of road miles and still been able to commute to work in the winter, I invested in Gravel bike this year. Amazing peice if kit. My most adventurous ride so far was a 64... read more

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Building a bike

Not quite a riding story but the story of how I built my bike and what that means to me. While I was at university, I helped a friend out moving house and, as a result of him downsizing, he gave... read more

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Image for story Sunshine on the Isle of Wight

Sunshine on the Isle of Wight

A group of us from work decided to tackle the Isle of Wight round the island route. A very early start was needed to catch the 08:00 ferry from Southampton. A gloriously sunny day and light winds e... read more

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Vietnam

I'm not your sleek, fast athlete but I have done a fair bit of cycling so when an opportunity came along to go on a cycling holiday up the Mekong Delta I jumped at it. We were a group of 10 women... read more

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A bike ride to Cyprus

In 2008 me and my husband cycled 2000 miles from Lincolnshire to Cyprus. I wasn’t what you’d call a cyclist and was very overweight when we set out. Over the course of 3 months we cycled down to Po... read more

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Image for story Monsal Trail Derbyshire

Monsal Trail Derbyshire

For the UK bank holiday weekend we cycled to the Peak District via the cloud trail and on cycle paths along the Derby canal and River Derwent and the over the big hill to Wirksworth and down the st... read more

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Image for story Picnicking with Peonies

Picnicking with Peonies

As the weather warms we venture further across the wide open spaces of Central Illinois. Hidden treasures await those who search, such as Allerton Park & Retreat Center outside of Monticello, I... read more

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Riding on Sliver Comet Trail

Truly enjoy riding on the Atlanta, Georgia Sliver Comet Bike Trail seeing cyclists on all different types of bikes sharing the love of cycling outdoors.

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Tour de Fat

Happy part was heading to Golden Hill Park for the Tour de Fat sponsored by New Belgium Brewing. A fun parade route with a large group of cool ppl dressed up in costumes riding awesome bikes. Back... read more

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Cherry Blossom Row

#FamilyRide My best riding memories continue to be to find little areas where you can ride along and smell the flowers, literally. The smell of flowers and Spring blossoms are unparalleled with a ... read more

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Image for story Reminiscing an epic adventure

Reminiscing an epic adventure

This #familyride was a 350 mile self-supported bike tour from Washington DC to Pittsburgh with my mom, a friend, and my 2 kids, ages 5 and 8 at the time. Kids pedaled every mile under their own pow... read more

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Mothers Day

My son, husband and I decided to spend Mother's Day biking the Coastal Trail from Pacific Grove just past Marina. My husband and I have new electric bikes and we rented a bike in Pacific Grove for... read more

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Image for story TV weather girl said no chance of rain...

TV weather girl said no chance of rain...

So of course it rained! It was still fin to ride and climb some hills. Can't complain.

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Bicycle built for Two

My first time on a Bicycle built for two was different. My husband was in the front and there were times I closed my eyes cause I just don't want to look at how he was going to avoid something. Jus... read more

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Image for story London Town (Ants Marching)

London Town (Ants Marching)

Love that the rule of 6 allows me to see some of my favourite people. My cousin and I did the sites of London. In 35km, we rode alongside the Thames, saw St Pauls, spotted the Shard and Tate Mode... read more

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Image for story Friends figure it out

Friends figure it out

I am the only one out of my group of friends that does not know how to write a actually bike. That doesn't stop me nor my friends from supporting me and me using alternative modes of transportatio... read more

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Fresh Morning Air in My Face

I use to live on the second floor of a huge apartment complex. For a short time period, I would lug a huge mountain bike up and down the stairs just to bike at dawn. I loved the quiet of the neighb... read more

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Image for story Ridi g with my peeps

Ridi g with my peeps

I'm reflecting bCk to bei g stuck inside for months due to the pandemic. I finally got put with few ladies a road. It felt so good to be outside on my bike back as it my peeps.

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Image for story It's a wildlife thing

It's a wildlife thing

Cycling in my local semi-rural area, sticking to cycle paths as much as possible, I’ve seen a few wonderful (in the literal sense) things. A few years ago I was commuting home at dusk. My route too... read more

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Image for story Hidden gems to discover while cycling

Hidden gems to discover while cycling

I have been living in Milton Keynes since 2002. Busy life style and work commitments meant that the car was my main transport option. However, following a change in my work circumstances, I sudde... read more

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Image for story Ride London 100

Ride London 100

Memories of my Ride London 100 mile ride back in 2018... I’m a very casual cyclist, not in a cycling club and don’t go out with any groups of cyclists, so for my first cycling sportive to be the... read more

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Scottish Odyssey

My wife and I recently enjoyed a wonderful tour from Edinburgh to Oban via the Union and Forth and Clyde canals, the Paisley to Greenock railway path, some challenging climbs and fabulous views acr... read more

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Bolehillls

I’ve not been to Bolehills for years, but recent events meant that I had a few hours to kill in that area, with my 6 year old. The big new ramps were too big for us, so we honed our handing skills ... read more

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Image for story Why I ride!

Why I ride!

Around 5 yrs ago I was invited to cycle around Keilder forest for charity, little did I know that was the beginning of a love affair with the bike. My love for cycling grew and grew from a slow and... read more

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Image for story Sunshine, smiles and a few miles

Sunshine, smiles and a few miles

For many years I rode my bike as hard as I could whenever I could. However the last 18 months have brought a big change to my riding, various reasons, mostly non-pandemic related. Now my focus ha... read more

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Image for story Mad as a box of frogs

Mad as a box of frogs

As I'm a young spring chicken (58 this year), riding with the grand kids (start them young) is full of laughter and memories to cherish. Toasted tea cakes and hot chocolate, half way stop off. They... read more

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Image for story Solstice Ride

Solstice Ride

Usually we try to arrange a ride around the Summer Solstice, last year we couldn't do it due to the restrictions. So, this year we got up before the crack of dawn, met in time for the drab and grey... read more

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Image for story Devon holiday

Devon holiday

We left the hot and sunny North East to torrential rain in Devon, however we cycled to Seaton and the sun got out! Hurrah!

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Image for story Riding the French Riviera (1975)

Riding the French Riviera (1975)

One of our first ports-of-call in the spring of 1975 was Toulon on the French Riviera between Marseilles and Cannes. USS William H. Standley (CG-32), a guided missile cruiser homeported in Charlest... read more

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Image for story A Lesson Learnt whilst out on Two Wheels

A Lesson Learnt whilst out on Two Wheels

Hi all, This is a post that I published on an online cycling group that I'm a member of. It talks about how being fatigued and having to stop whilst tackling a particularly tough ascent during a... read more

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Image for story Gravel biking…. Never heard of it!

Gravel biking…. Never heard of it!

I have used the cycle to work scheme a few years ago and still own my original bruised and battered bike. However I thought it was time to upgrade so with certificate and interweb I was away. N... read more

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Well.....partially remembered!

I had an old road bike that I hadn't used in years and one day I decided to take it out for a spin. I got to the top of a big steep downhill and dropped down at a pretty good speed. I grabbed the r... read more

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Image for story Helvellyn

Helvellyn

Couldn't decide where to ride on a weekend last month, when my mate suggested Helvellyn I jumped at the chance, we've done it before but not on a day as clear as it was this time.. it's long pedal ... read more

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Cherry Blossom Row

#FamilyRide My best riding memories continue to be to find little areas where you can ride along and smell the flowers, literally. The smell of flowers and Spring blossoms are unparalleled with a ... read more

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The joy

One night my wife and I were riding home from the Basement Theatre in Auckland. Coming up Grey Str going past the council flats a lone bike rider comes hurtling down the hill. He is a Polynesian ma... read more

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Image for story What a difference a bike makes... <3

What a difference a bike makes... <3

The weather has been beautiful so we make it a point to bike around the island at least once a day. When we first moved here, we didn't own bikes because none of the kids knew how to ride. Now, #fa... read more

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my first two wheel machine

Growing up for me was tough I was born 1954, if I wanted things I had to get them my self at 7 years old. I spent a lot of time in scrap yard with grandad old bikes were coming in every day and I h... read more

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La Mesa scavenger hunt!

Doing the Hunt in La Mesa has been lots of fun! I did it with my childhood friend. It brought back so many memories of growing up in La Mesa and there was even a few new things I learned, especial... read more

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#lamesa dellaqueen

We rode throughout the neighborhood and my grandaughter took her bunny for a ride in her basket. She had a harness on her and jumped out of it and my hubby caught it as fast as it hit the ground.

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Image for story Quality Time with my Dad

Quality Time with my Dad

My dad is in my bubble. Speaking of 'bubble' - in a year of new vocabulary and small geography, on Easter Monday, I got to spend time with my dad. It was nice to focus on something different. (N... read more

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Image for story Safe Ride with a View

Safe Ride with a View

My hubby and I tried out the Old Pacific Highway trail. Most of the ride has no cars and has a beautiful view! Next time we will ride further on to San Clemente or Dana Point.

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Image for story Riding with Kids

Riding with Kids

A bike ride with my kids is almost always a way to improve our mood. Check out this smile!

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