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Because of him

My bike used to get me somewhere because I couldn't drive or because I was a student and couldn't afford bus fare. But my partner introduced me to riding for the fun of it. He started picking me up... read more

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Image for story The Quiet Lanes of Suffolk...

The Quiet Lanes of Suffolk...

Quiet Lanes Suffolk is a small team of enthusiastic volunteers helping parish councils across Suffolk introduce a 500km network of Quiet Lanes into the County. Quiet Lanes are small rural lanes, ... read more

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Well-being on wheels

I started riding recently with three other women. I knew one of them already. We have all become friends now and we use our weekly ride as therapy! We talk about everything. From children, to diffi... read more

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Image for story Lockdown and Love to ride goal setting

Lockdown and Love to ride goal setting

Lockdown 1 led me to evaluate my exercise regime and what I could do to get fitter "just in case". September I came across Love to ride. I started goal setting and giving and receiving high five... read more

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Image for story First time at Twisted Oaks

First time at Twisted Oaks

Had a great time trying out the trails at twisted oaks last week with Ells, challenging but rewarding...

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#oneinamillion

The #OneInAMillion campaign is all about empowering every woman to start cycling โ€“ and explore her own motivations to keep pedalling. Whether itโ€™s for fun or fitness, transport or competition, we a... read more

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Bike motivation

Always love the outdoors and riding my bike makes me feel so good with enjoying the outdoors fresh air.Never really been into long bike rides only short ones with my bike being my vehicle to gettin... read more

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Image for story Riding through dusk

Riding through dusk

To keep cycling all year round have added a few things to keep me safe. A 500 lumen rechargeable front light. The one I have has a power meter on top so I know has plenty of power reserve. Option... read more

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Image for story A Bicycle Towing Hack to Remember.

A Bicycle Towing Hack to Remember.

Hi folks, Recovering from a head injury, unable to drive, I was challenged with a 'very' different task to enable me to get my child there and back to school. So, I made a bicycle hitch which ena... read more

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Image for story Lanarkshire Guided Rides

Lanarkshire Guided Rides

I am a British cycling trained ride leader and through a website called- letโ€™s ride.co.uk offer guided rides in Glasgow. Ride in the safety of a friendly group and enjoy a cycle from easy going to ... read more

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Image for story My son and daughter

My son and daughter

My daughter and son are 9 years diferentes the best way I found to spare healthy time with them is biking ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™€๏ธ. Good conversation, different interests for each one but a common bike

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Cycling for my mental health

I began riding in 2012 when I was quite over weight and was suffering from quite severe depression and OCD. Cycling not only helped me lose weight and become physically healthy but it actually cont... read more

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Cycling = Cake

It's funny what interests people to start cycling or cycle more. Some are the cost savings they would make, the health impact, the sense of freedom... well I was sat at work having a treat of a cho... read more

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Hurry up Dad

Got my son off training wheels at 3. Taught him to ride in a peloton, and tame his youthful energy to pace himself for 50 milers. He finished his first Ironman in September 2021!

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Image for story Bike with your kids! Youโ€™ll achieve more than you think.

Bike with your kids! Youโ€™ll achieve more than you think.

Multitasking: A motherโ€™s best friend. There arenโ€™t a lot of activities that my whole family can do together. Biking though allows me to get a workout for myself, pick my kids up from school, and th... read more

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Image for story Anytimeeeeeee...

Anytimeeeeeee...

The beauty of cycling is that as long as YOU are ready, you can cycle anytime of day. Morning, afternoon, evening or very late/early hours. That's what I do, cycle odd hours and just have fun &... read more

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Image for story Goal met- thanks Critical Mass!

Goal met- thanks Critical Mass!

Just met my goal of 50 miles for the month of October! I may not have met the goal if I didn't tough out the rain to ride in Critical Mass's October ride. If you haven't met your goal yet, don't gi... read more

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Denim Jeans hoodie baby distance and hot day

3 months prior I had met a guy who was partner to my wife's friend who was a cyclist and suggested that we should do a ride together. Well finally 3 months later we got that ride in. He turned up o... read more

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First Big Ride

We've been cycling to school since around January, today took on the biggest challenge yet a 17km roundtrip to where I work ๐Ÿ˜

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Image for story What's Biking in the D?

What's Biking in the D?

Saturday, October 23: D-TOWN RIDERS Soul Roll @ Dequindre Cut; Cider in the City @ Beacon Park Sunday, October 24: Ride to Vote @ Livernois and W Outer Drive Head over to the events page (... read more

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Image for story It's (almost) always ride weather!

It's (almost) always ride weather!

A couple of weekends ago the forecast was rain, rain and some more rain. I had planned to do my first ever 100-mile bike ride, what to do? I decided that all winter long the weather might have o... read more

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Image for story Biking in Colder Climate

Biking in Colder Climate

If youโ€™re a year round biker, here are some tips when it comes to the weather.

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From Fat to Fit

Bought a good, inexpensive Trek in Dec. 2013. Was 255+ lbs and rising with borderline hypertension and assorted weight problems. Kept riding, and by August 2014, was able to make the 5 miles to wor... read more

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Image for story Joanne Blair is the DAC Beachcroft #CycleSeptember Star 2021!

Joanne Blair is the DAC Beachcroft #CycleSeptember Star 2021!

Joanne had not cycled since she was a schoolgirl of 12 but had a real urge to get back on 2 wheels this September. She had been a close watcher of all our DACB cycling / walking events for years, a... read more

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New Club

Teams Wheelers are a newly constituted community bike club in the Teams area of Gateshead. We have a fleet of varied serviced bikes that can be borrowed for rides till you can purchase your own. Tr... read more

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The IB hunt

I participated in my first hunt today and it was sooo much fun!!! I ride with an amazing group of women and will be doing this again!!

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Cycle For All

Cycle For All ๐Ÿšฒ What a great day cycling last Friday at Peak District National Park exploring the Tissington Trail. The variety of inclusive bikes Parsley Hay bike hire had was incredible. The ... read more

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Image for story ABC Quick Check-Chain

ABC Quick Check-Chain

โ€œCโ€ = Chain : Always check that the chain is clean and lubricated. A rusty chain drags, changes gear poorly and may even snap. While youโ€™re down there, spin your pedals and check that the cranks do... read more

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GREENBEIN

I wanted to write a bike "book" for a long time. I just had a hard time putting the fun part with the how to and what you need, so this story became a psychedelic art experience composite of many ... read more

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Image for story 13.32 Kilometre Led ride Tour, WMPCCC

13.32 Kilometre Led ride Tour, WMPCCC

Using the old canal and railway sidings here in Willenhall. Please follow link to see our journey(s) [address removed]

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Image for story Everglades Levee, a nice challenge for the weekend

Everglades Levee, a nice challenge for the weekend

Hello there, this is a little story after i rode this long gravel ride around the levee, everything started with a broken leg after a long motorcycle ride from key west to lakeland, fl... the re... read more

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Image for story RIDE IT OFF

RIDE IT OFF

I drink alone, yeah With nobody else I drink alone, yeah With nobody else Yeah, you know when I drink alone I prefer to be by myself (George Thorogood - I Drink Alone, 1985) George Thorogo... read more

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Sons friend from school

Took my son (13) and a friend from his from school for a ride around a nice local route today, at their request! It is only 4.someodd miles long, and we managed 3 laps. Not to bad for his friend wh... read more

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Image for story LA Marathon Crash Ride (Midnight Century Edition)

LA Marathon Crash Ride (Midnight Century Edition)

Every year hundreds of LA riders get together at Tang's donuts at 4:00 am and ride the LA Marathon course. Is an awesome ride and I already have done it five times. I invited some friends and ended... read more

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Never Thought Possible

I never thought Iโ€™d be able to ride in a race. After a lot of hard work, training and dedication I won overall female in my first ever race. You never know what youโ€™re capable of until you try. #... read more

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Image for story Hoping to inspire others

Hoping to inspire others

In August of 2014 I had a heart attack. After 40+ years of smoking, quit cold turkey. Was looking for a way to stay healthy. So after about 30 years of not being on a bike, I decided to buy one. Af... read more

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Image for story Never is late to start

Never is late to start

See picture he was me 8 month ago . Almost 300 pounds , I could not breathe well ether sleep . I woke up with all my body pain , at 9 am feel like never sleep. But biking ๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ gave me a new oportun... read more

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Image for story My Bike and I are One!

My Bike and I are One!

Remember to do something today that your future you will be thankful for! Cycling for me isn't just about getting on a bike, but a lifestyle. I fell into cycling about 6 years ago and never looked... read more

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Image for story My son

My son

Some time is difficult move away my son from computer. Finally I did it . He said yes โ€œ I will try โ€œ . It was and amazing time he and me enjoyed. Talking during riding . He said after 6 miles ridin... read more

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Image for story Surprisingly Bikeable Sanford

Surprisingly Bikeable Sanford

The Sanford Bike to Work Day event will take place on Friday, October 29, 2021, and will help kick off FDOT's Mobility Week campaign (you can register and view our route at [address removed]). T... read more

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Bike Tour -

Invited a fried to join in for a bike tour. She came and we both enjoyed the ride. Health and fitness and fun a great combination.

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Image for story 'Bike Benefits' = 16% off on your natural foods bill!

"Bike Benefits" = 16% off on your natural foods bill!

In Madison, WI, we have a great, active, assertive and successful bike advocacy community. One achievement has been the "Bike Benefits" program, which has arranged for cyclists with a ($5) Bike Ben... read more

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Image for story Some surprising things can be seen riding bikes

Some surprising things can be seen riding bikes

I ride for fitness so I ride similar routes each ride. I was surprised a few weeks ago to see a wild Peacock in the front lawn of the houses. A few days latter I saw the same peacock, and then the... read more

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Encouraged Daphne from Global Growers

We went to Global Growers and our tour guide Daphne has 2 kids and is new to the area. I let her test Tracey's bike and my Douze (bakfiet) to help her see what even with 2 kids she can ditch the c... read more

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Bike to school week

The weather has been, sunny, torrential rain and windy this week but my daughter, son and I have all managed to rise to the challenge of riding and enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’– Today was our greatest achievement ... read more

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Just Cuz

5 minutes from home coming off of my 40 minute work commute (in my car) from Aberdeen at ~6p, my phone rings. It's Meg. "Are you home? I'm by your house and was wondering if you wanted to ride arou... read more

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Image for story cycling around just for...well becuase!

cycling around just for...well becuase!

So, my story is simple. If you ever don't know what to do, just get on your bike. This is surprisingly helpful and you will start to see things like you've never seen before. For me it was things l... read more

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Image for story ABC Quick Check-Quick Check

ABC Quick Check-Quick Check

Quick: Check your quick release skewers on your wheels. Make sure they are tight enough to keep your wheels on. Check: Take a quick ride to check if derailleurs and brakes are working properly. In... read more

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Image for story BMX track in the dark

BMX track in the dark

With the Autumn nights quickly drawing in our ladies only BMXercise session at Tiverton track means we have to curtail riding on the track. Not quite ready to stop riding our bikes meant we practis... read more

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Image for story Tour de Manc

Tour de Manc

On Sunday I participated in Tour de Manc raising funds for HaTS charity to help Cancer patients. I initially planned to do a mad manc route which is 200km via difficult terrain. Unfortunately, aft... read more

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