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Fed up with watching Netflix and a rescent move from Sheffield to Stoke I decided to do a nice ride along a canal I found. Being a massive fan of the great pottery throw down on channel 4 I had no... read more

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I've not been biking so much in recent years. But it is a useful tool in the arsenal now, in keep some social distance. Rather than weaving around on foot, you can quite easily keep plenty of dista... read more

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Decided to get out and about, & made sure I kept to the 2m rule, not for social distancing reasons, but because I am so slow!

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Enjoyed a very windy hilly ride for my lunch break

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I’m combining my daily exercise with runs to the chemist for prescriptions for those who can’t get out- seems like a perfect combo?!

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This Monday marked my 7th day of iso and time to bring out the ebike! I set off from Sharrow in spring sunshine heading up towards Hathersage passing nine fit looking but grumpy cyclists on skinny ... read more

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James Cowlishaw Very jealous, it would take me half the day to get up there on my gravel bike.
Tony Wilson They serves a purpose, I ride an Emtb due to injury. I was previously a roadie an I’m envious when I see them on there bike... read more

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Half way to a Proclaimers song. Lockdown 1 came, working from home and missing my hour daily walk. Out came the old bike. Quiet roads, bliss and beautiful Lincolnshire Countryside. But how fa... read more

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A 27km night ride all the way to East London to see my 2 week old little nephew from a distance. Well worth it.

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It's hard to believe that it's been a year since the COVID pandemic "started". Like most people, I picked up cycling (again) during this time as a way to exercise since workout and fitness centers ... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered to win an Abus lock, we'll contact the 4 winners tomorrow!

So good to be able to ride in good weather again. Hope that others have (re-) discovered cycling over the past year.

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This year was my first scavenger hunt and I love that I did it with my swole sisters. Getting together to ride Southeastern San Diego was a great adventure. #bikeSoutheasternsd

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Sylvie Froncek Great! We'll select a winner at the end of the scavvy!

There once was a cyclist who liked to "Ride Free", Always stopped halfway for cake and coffee. He was always seen on his "freedom Machine", and that cyclist that loved to ride, was me! …. I'... read more

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Mark Jones I'd pack your bags 😎
Adrian Lewis Panniers packed a long time ago!

Been lucky to work from home during the pandemic, but really look foreword to being able to #RideFree after a day of sitting at my desk

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I have cycled some new routes recently and have been looking for small country lanes and roads that link to old routes trying to avoid busy roads and traffic. I have cycled some beautiful countrysi... read more

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Setting off from Shipley Country Park Visitor Centre down and over the lovely canal bridge on the Erewash Canal (1) at the Bridge Inn, then following the Erewash Valley Trail path over to the Notti... read more

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Lucy Giuliano Thank you for sharing, that sounds like a very well deserved hot chocolate!
Sue Cooper Sounds similar to routes I have taken this week but slightly different how many miles is this route?

Reading all these stories about people taking to bikes in lockdown makes me feel bad. I cycled every day to work, and never missed, apart from extreme ice and snow, and those are rare in Bristol. ... read more

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Covid changed everything, not least of which is people’s travel habits. I avoided buses and trains even once restrictions lifted because I was worried that, even with reduced public transport capac... read more

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A quick historic reference before I get “rolling” in this story. I was given a stent Jan 1st, 2016. I was just 6 miles into a century ride when my arteries closed up & I blacked out. Tipped ove... read more

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Ron Guitard #bikeSoutheasternSD

We went to Morriso Pond to ride with the grandchildren and one fell and got a muddy foot. She was mad the rest of the excursion. We tried everything to console her. We were given a memory never to ... read more

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Roxanne Mc Niel #BikeSoutheasternSD
Sylvie Froncek Thanks for posting! You're entered in the scavenger hunt stories prize drawing! We'll pick a winner when the scavenger hunt... read more

I have been riding for years, but like many others, started riding more during the Covid-19 shutdowns. In the early days, when there was no traffic at all, I started going farther than usual. I mad... read more

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Sylvie Froncek thanks for posting! we'll pick winners at the end of the month!
Sylvie Froncek Congrats! You're a winner. Check your email.

When most people complained and moaned that they had to stay home during the pandemic, I took it as an opportunity to get to know my neighborhood. With less cars to contend with I felt comfortable... read more

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https://youtu.be/yxHEiR7I-vI Almost a year now after the shutdown, and hopefully heading for a vaccination driven return to more normal times, I can think of one good thing the virus did. Wh... read more

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Been on my ordinary and ebike since the first lockdown, when the roads emptied. Amazing how many places don’t actually need a car, especially if you have HUGE panniers for doing the shopping. Feel... read more

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In September 2020, I had my longest multiple-day trips from DC to Pittsburg. This trip was an excuse to divert my attention from coronavirus. One more reason was my son who always encouraged me for... read more

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I took a short ride yesterday when it was 37 degrees and sunny! I rode to pickup dinner at a local restaurant. I never dreamed I would hop on my bike and go in this kind of weather! It felt so g... read more

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A chilly morning but what a wonderful way to start the day! Staying local during lockdown hasn't been to bad when a ride to Cleethorpes sees beauty on my doorstep! Beautiful sunrise, lovely views... read more

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It’s been hell in cycling terms no Sportive’s no group rides very alone. Hopefully light is starting to shine with vacation over 65 waiting for first jab Keep safe , started riding in 2015 after ... read more

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On 23 march 2020 my life changed as I began working from home (wfh) instead of my daily 25 mi commute to and from my office in Central London. Nearly a year later I am still working from home. I... read more

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So far 657 miles Brings lots of smiles Never mind the weather As long as bike and I are together On every outing picking up litter The wind and temperature bitter Going round the BMX track ... read more

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Because we #lovetoride

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I never set out to become a bike advocate. It was not in my plan, or even realm of thought when I decided to see if I could do a triathlon and got my first road bike (first bike ever in decades, ac... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered to win an Abus lock, we'll contact the 4 winners tomorrow!

Yesterday we were officially allowed to meet up with one other household outdoors, so we jumped on our tandem (Child 1 on crossbar seat in front of me and Child 2 pedalling at the back) for a 10 mi... read more

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I hadn’t ridden a bike in years. Then, when COVID hit, I needed to get out of the house. I’ve been borrowing a friends bike for a year, and it’s been great! I love getting out and exploring San Die... read more

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Josh Beatty #bikeSoutheasternSD
Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered in the prize drawing! We'll choose a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

Been lucky to work from home during the pandemic, but really look foreword to being able to #RideFree after a day of sitting at my desk

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During these difficult times it’s way to think you can’t have adventure. Proof this is not true is right here, last night I left home after work on a ride at around Ten o’clock, slept under the sta... read more

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I had lots of adventure plans for last year which sadly did not happen. Was feeling a bit low with the lockdown. So packed up my bike with my new lightweight camping gear, which was feeling sad at ... read more

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Over lockdown I've done one too many local walks, so it was exciting to make a plan with my new ebike to go further afield. We had driven to Hyde Hall in Essex but it looked manageable by ebike fro... read more

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I have recently purchased a few bikes, mainly to help me into my flexible retirement, but mostly as a way to enjoy the fact that despite the pandemic, life can still bring rewards. So with that in... read more

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I started biking regularly during the past 14 months to get out of the house. I begin to feel so much better and I wasn’t feeling bad before 😂. Then bike riding became important for my health. Now ... read more

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Cycled to the vaccination centre today to receive jab number 1. It's been over 12 months of turmoil, but today ai felt a personal sense of one step closer to getting freedom of movement back. Fr... read more

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De laatste tijd heb ik weinig gefietst, meer gewandeld. Vandaag de fiets gepakt en wat was het weer fijn. Een groter bereik dan wandelen en beter zicht op de omgeving dan met de auto. Het was weer ... read more

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In order to avoid the madding crowds and to give my family respite from my increasing grumpiness I have set myself the goal of exploring the Canal Network of the West Midlands. Birmingham, Solihull... read more

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I've been "working from home" for almost a year now. There are many real benefits to it, and it's been the right thing to do, but there are times when the same 4 walls feel a bit oppressive: that's... read more

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My family have been partaking in what we call the Ham Hill lockdown challenge for fitness and fun. As we are all different abilities and ages we work at our pace and stop where needed and always ro... read more

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The Pandemic era makes it more important than ever to stay active and healthy. I try and ride through my neighborhood 4-5 times a week. It supplements my running is relaxing and works a variety of ... read more

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There is nothing like feeling healthy. On a mission!!

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Having enjoyed road cycling for quite a few years,last October I suffered a stroke caused by a blocked artery,the Doctors gave me the ok to carry on exercising,It is taking some time to regain fit... read more

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I am very happy to use my bicycle to get to Stepping Hill Hospital from Sale. Using my bicycle takes my to my workplace and keeps me fit. Stretching my legs after the shift standing up! Great for m... read more

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Due to the latest Level 2 alert for ChCh and working from home for the next 3 days, I decided to take my daughter to school by bike this morning. She is still small enough (just..) to fit on the S... read more

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During the pandemic my mental health has been improved by getting out on my bike. My favourite place has been Sandwell Valley. So many different trails for all abilities. I've been able to expl... read more

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