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Check that your rides get logged.

You’ve got the Love to Ride app connected - you rock! Now’s a great time to go for a test ride, check your app, and make sure your rides are pulling across onto your profile. If you ever spot a rid... read more

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Laissez les bons temps rouler...

Depuis 2021, je participe au défi : Mois de mai en vélo. Je n'ai pas manqué une journée de vélo en 124 jours (4x31 jours) et j'ai roulé plus de 1000km sans assistance électrique à chacun des défis.... read more

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Garmin connect challenge 200km

Have to admit the last 5.3 miles were the hardest when I added up the miles and was short of a challenge trophy. I just had to find a reason to ride out again. My excuse to my self was I had no ce... read more

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Image for story Balancing the bike and gym

Balancing the bike and gym

Took on a challenge for myself this year to keep up with the gym (35 day challenge) and getting out for rides on my bike, whilst increasing how often I bike to work and home. Been a successful few ... read more

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Image for story Riding in Snow

Riding in Snow

It was a Sunday the local Cycling UK (CTC) ride day. The weather was cold, but I decided to go to the ride start point. At the start point there were only three riders out of an average of 12-16 ri... read more

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Image for story Bike Breakfast 2024

Bike Breakfast 2024

Spokes will once again be hosting the great Dunedin Bike Breakfast. Now in it’s 10th year, Spokes are happy to welcome all those bike bound travellers to the Dunedin Railway Station on Wednesday ... read more

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2023

De challenge nodigt we uit om meer te fietsen . De kou is niet erg maar altijd maar die regen . Ik ben nog nooit zo vaak nat geregend Joke

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WOW Gals 10 yr. History

We started our all womens cycling club because, quite frankly, it's a lot of fun! We've riden all around Northern CA an are based out of Elk Grove, CA. We've met amazing people along our rides, s... read more

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Image for story Erocia California - Piedras Blancas Route

Erocia California - Piedras Blancas Route

From Cambria, CA, headed north along beautiful (a little fog, and cool temperature) coastline. Past San Simeon, Hearst Castle and mountains to the east. Also, the elephant seals on the way to the ... read more

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Image for story A 100-miler, twice!

A 100-miler, twice!

Having trained and covered C2C this summer with some wonderful ladies from the amazing group called Breeze Durham whom I joined quite accidentally, I've been wondering what would be my next challen... read more

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Image for story a mari usque ad mare pour #VéloSP

a mari usque ad mare pour #VéloSP

Jonathan Allenger arrive de Vancouver à vélo et passera à St Lazare (Vaudreuil-Soulanges ) le 13 Juin et à Montréal le 14 juin 2023. ensuite , Trois Rivières, Lévi et Rivière du Loup, avant de cont... read more

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Challenging the Pavement

First time riding on pavement coming from MTB. I'd say its quite more dangerous.

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Image for story Community cycle ride

Community cycle ride

The sun was shining on Saturday in Peterborough which was perfect for this led cycle ride. Peterborough City Council arranged for Eric from Sustrans to lead the ride from the city centre to Nene Pa... read more

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Image for story De Fiets naar je werk week is van start!

De Fiets naar je werk week is van start!

Van 22-29 mei organiseren wij de Fiets naar je werk week! Met elke woon-werk rit die je registreert maak je kans op een Weekendje Weg! Fiets je met ons mee? 💰 Bespaar geld - breng je vervoerskos... read more

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Image for story The sun has got its hat on ☀️🌞

The sun has got its hat on ☀️🌞

What a difference the sun makes when out cycling…. 22 miles this morning & look how clear France is from St Catherine’s… Keep bouncing back & forward from E-bike to my manual… love them bo... read more

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Image for story Le chemin du roy

Le chemin du roy

En juillet dernier, mon amie Danielle post sur son Facebook qu'elle venait de faire un beau 15 km sur le long du fleuve a la hauteur de St-Jean Port Joli. Ça faisait déjà un petit moment que secrèt... read more

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Image for story Safety Day Event at Patterson Aquatic Center on May 6th

Safety Day Event at Patterson Aquatic Center on May 6th

We had a wonderful time on Saturday May 6th, sharing the awareness with the lovely community of Patterson about the May Bike Month Challenge! The community was so warm and enthusiastic. Many local ... read more

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Image for story An evening at the Modesto Nuts Pro Baseball team!

An evening at the Modesto Nuts Pro Baseball team!

On Friday April 28th we had the chance to spread the awareness of the exciting Bike Month Challenge for Love to Ride StanisCruise! The weather was pleasant, and the fans were enthusiastic. We enjoy... read more

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Image for story First BIG Gravel Adventure in NWA

First BIG Gravel Adventure in NWA

A few weeks after I moved to Bentonville, I decided to download the Rapha 62 mile gravel ride from a previous event and go it alone. I had no plans on this nice 60-degree Sunday, so I will go explo... read more

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Image for story Only me!!

Only me!!

Talked my cycling partner into joining me for a bike ride & a swim… she only managed the swim as the weather wasn’t cycling weather 😳 it was ok for her as she drove off from LQ in her nice war... read more

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Image for story Just do it 🚲

Just do it 🚲

This year I’d planned to ride from Feb 1st, however was away for Waitangi weekend, then moved house, so my Aotearoa Bike Challenge started on the 15th of Feb. At the beginning of November, I go... read more

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Image for story Cycle September Prize Winner!

Cycle September Prize Winner!

After taking part in Cycle September 2022 and winning the £1,000 prize, I went to the local bike shop to fix up my bike. This is what I did with my prize! We have had our three bikes fully servi... read more

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Image for story Wow it’s February already?!?

Wow it’s February already?!?

It was only today that I remember that it was February and that it is Bike Challenge month! The start of the year has already gone by so quickly! So today I committed to riding to and from work... read more

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Heatwave

It's been around 33 degrees here in ChCh but I'm still getting out on the bike. This bike challenge has been a fantastic motivator to get me on my bike more regularly and for longer distances. I've... read more

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cutting down my commute time

On day 1 of the challenge my Boss sent me a link to his location. We raced to work, me from Edgeware and him from Parklands. He caught me at Hagley Park for a quick chat before he was off again. ... read more

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Crash bang wallop!

On my route to work yesterday @ 7.30 am I miss timed a curb/hedge/pavement and went over the top of my handlebars into on coming traffic! Fortunately a lovely lady stopped her car and made sure I ... read more

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Un défi mensuel qui débute bien la saison🤩

Le vélo a toujours été pour moi une source de recueillement et souvent individuelle. Je réalise combien de partager ces moments avec la famille est d’autant plus grandissant et inspirant! Un été qu... read more

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Image for story Why I Love to Ride

Why I Love to Ride

I started cycling in lockdown 2020, I was encouraged to cycle from my experience when travelling and seeing other places having great culture of cycling - there's so much freedom in it Cycle Confi... read more

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From Small Beginnings ....

I joined the Bike Challenge last year as a new rider and was the only one riding from work. I enjoyed it so much I kept riding and have convinced my work colleagues to join me this year. I have a... read more

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Image for story I'm 50k from home and now I have to get home

I'm 50k from home and now I have to get home

I'm definitely going to get that 100 badge today as I have no other options. Set off just before 7am this morning to try and beat the heat and wind, but it's already 25 degrees. Beautiful day for t... read more

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Image for story NZ Tour — In Memory of Mike

NZ Tour — In Memory of Mike

We’re using the Bike Challenge month to train for a special Tour. We’re riding the length of NZ in memory of the marvellous Mike Doig, who sadly passed away a year ago. Mike was one of our famou... read more

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What It Takes to Get Those Day Miles

I’m trying to bicycle every day in October, as part of the BikeTober competition. On Saturday, I was not near mystreet bike. Stepped into a bike shop and asked about their rental policy, which was... read more

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I bike for transportation

I often talk with other bike riders and we've all decided that folks fall into one of two categories: those who bike for leisure (ie Saturday mornings on the Silver Comet Trail) and those who bike ... read more

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Image for story Heading somewhere old and new

Heading somewhere old and new

The weather looks good and I’ve a picnic packed. Where shall I head? I fancied being by the sea and hit on the idea of using a ferry. There are a number to choose from around here, but today I fanc... read more

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Image for story Regio Foodvalley stapt op de fiets!

Regio Foodvalley stapt op de fiets!

Slim, duurzaam en gezond werken en reizen. Zo maken we Regio Foodvalley voor iedereen bereikbaar. Regio Foodvalley ziet daarom graag zoveel mogelijk medewerkers op de fiets! Wil je meer informa... read more

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Image for story 5000 miles cycled!

5000 miles cycled!

🚴 Go me! I’ve cycled the length of Africa! 🚴 A few years ago I got myself an E-bike for my work commute, to do my bit for the planet 🌍 With what I saved on parking the bike had paid for itself i... read more

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Image for story Mois de MAI

Mois de MAI

Depuis maintenant 3 ans je m'inscris au défit du moi de MAI et pour moi c'est une grande source de motivation, je me surpasse à chaque année, je veux absolument réussir et plus je pédale plus j'ai ... read more

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Image for story Patrouille policière à Vélo !

Patrouille policière à Vélo !

Pour la troisième année consécutive, en tant que policier communautaire, je fais du vélo. Au départ comme but de faire de la prévention et de la visibilité sur le réseau cyclable, j'ai rapideme... read more

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Image for story Where am I?

Where am I?

My brother & sister moved to the UK sometime ago so I play this game when I am out on my bike…I take photos of places I pass & then send it to them asking Where am I? It’s so much fun waiti... read more

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Feel good

I started to cycle in May for Bike month at work, I thought I was just doing it for fun but it's great exercise and I always feel good after my rides. I'm not going too far but 3-4 miles but it's ... read more

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Image for story Fun, fitness & shopping

Fun, fitness & shopping

Amazing what things you see when cycling solo!!

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Forgetting about the OTHER gear shift!

I'm new to bike adventures and am not super familiar with my new bike. I proved this on a recent long cycle up a steep incline in the borders of Scotland where I was struggling for so long only to ... read more

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Image for story Fun & a good deed done !

Fun & a good deed done !

Not only did I have to revert to a manual bike on the 1st day of the challenge but I also sponsored Barney who is a trainer guide dog…. 😍

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Coast to coast charity ride

I have agreed to do the Somerset to Dorset coast to coast cycle challenge for the air ambulance…. Such a great charity.. it’s crazy to think how the air ambulance is self funded and really relies o... read more

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Sea life

On my cycle yesterday morning down st Catherine's break water I seen a pod of dolphins tried to video but my phone ain't no good at filming wildlife documentaries. Was really nice to see them so cl... read more

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Lessons re-learnt

I’ve been a regular cyclist for over 25 years, and today, on my first ever 100km bike, I made a handful of lazy choices that dampened the occasion. So, I’ll be doing the following religiously in fu... read more

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4 year old says - no we won't drive let's go on our bikes!

The Bike challenge has our whole family getting on our 2 wheels more and more and more. And this week it was our 4 year old's idea to add some weekend kms - not just to and from work and school... read more

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Image for story Pine Harbour and beyond!

Pine Harbour and beyond!

As of the end of January, AT is now running the Pine Harbour ferry at weekends. You know what this means? Trips out to Ōmana Regional Park by bike from downtown… ⛴🚲🏞

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Riding to work +

My work is only 4.5 km from home so it's an easy bike ride. Are there days when I drive instead of bike? Of course! Most of them are valid, like the kids need dropping off somewhere that's conven... read more

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Please use lights!

This is a cautionary story of the importance of your bike lights... I'm a keen cyclist, sometimes it happens, your lights are flat, you forgot to charge them, you left them at home, whatever, but p... read more

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