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Image for story Cargobikes for Ukraine

Cargobikes for Ukraine

Ladies & Gentlemen, Guys and Girls. After this horrific war is over and Ukraine starts to rebuild with help from all over the world, we to need to find a way to help. So I’m thinking of a cam... read more

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Bike Maintence

After winter ect, gave bike a bit of a service. Need a new chainset this will be the 3rd one on the bike, so will also change chain and freewheel as well as they are not too bad but, wear and tear ... read more

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Image for story Breezelancs

Breezelancs

Encouraging others to ride is my passion. I became Breeze Champion in 2011 and have since led over 500 group rides and encouraged thousands of women to ride!

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Hit and run

So after being hit by a car in January I wasn’t gonna let this deter me from cycling, 2mths later and a new bike later I’m back on my bike and enjoying getting out and cycling again. Lovely weather... read more

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Image for story All this on my doorstep

All this on my doorstep

My commute to work isn't far, just 3.5 miles. Why would I ever use the car when its only that far, come to think of it, why would I ever use my car at all? - especially when I have all of this on m... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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My wife's bike stolen

We had gone to centre of the Uxbridge in London for shopping by our bikes. We locked our bikes to a bike park where in front of a Bank. We was entering some shops. And We had gone to mosque for pra... read more

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Image for story Have a Great Week All

Have a Great Week All

Have a great week All during this challenge, especially with this decent spell of early Spring Weather. This was us in the Weegie Wheelers yesterday, on the Sunday Social during the Strathblane L... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Cycling hurdles

Cycling hurdles

I’ve been organising our bike hubs recently, getting all the bikes sorted out ready for annual service. As I was climbing over bikes, it got me to thinking about hurdles. Hurdles.. in cycling? Say ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story New circular routes in Bracknell Forest

New circular routes in Bracknell Forest

It was a lovely day to be out and about on the bike yesterday. I spent most of the day cycling the network of traffic-free cyclepaths south of Bracknell town centre, putting up vinyl stickers to he... read more

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Image for story Have You Tried Triking?

Have You Tried Triking?

We all like biking, but have you ever tried triking? I recently bought myself a KMX Kolt Trike. Reason, it’s different and fun!! It certainly works the core muscles and is a different way of cyc... read more

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Back to the office

Yesterday the 10th of March 22 was more or less my first day back commuting albeit one day a fortnight. I would normally drive 60 miles to work but precovid I split the journey up by parking at Bir... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Back in the saddle

Back in the saddle

I’ve been biking for about 2 years now, but have been off the bike for 7 months following a fall whilst out riding. Back in August last year I was out riding with a colleague, we’d set ourself the ... read more

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Image for story Returning after injury

Returning after injury

After just literally completing my 4000 mile challenge for the year, just 3 days before Xmas, my elation was quickly turned to dejection as I lost my balance dismounting from my bike (a new one at ... read more

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Hip replacement on 12 January 2022

Looking forward to riding my tricycle again when the weather is a bit kinder.

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Image for story COVID Made me start a YouTube Channel

COVID Made me start a YouTube Channel

I've always been a keen cyclist and like to get out and about, joined a few cycling challenges here and there and all is good. COVID-19 came around and locked down any group rides in the beginning ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Cycling in Bracknell Forest - love it? hate it? what can we improve?

Cycling in Bracknell Forest - love it? hate it? what can we improve?

I'm Aidan, and i'm one of the folks at the Council who deals with what we call sustainable modes, or in the case of walking and cycling, 'Active Modes'. I'm a keen cyclist myself, and get out ro... read more

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getting out in to nature

riding along the pathways listening to birds and insects. taking you away for the noise and traffic of the city lost out in a world that you would not know was there unless we jumped on a bike. we ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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The 85 year old who rides everyday

I didn’t ride regularly in winter until I was introduced to this man! He goes out at 6.45am everyday and does 10 miles on his electric bike 👏 He does a longer ride on a Sunday when two of us join... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Don't let your limitations stop you! Just keep going!

Don't let your limitations stop you! Just keep going!

Last year when I received my hand-cycle via Cycling Projects, I got to experience life again. Cycling without pain and cycling without pedalling. I loved road cycling before but now I love it even ... read more

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Lanarkshire Guided Ride - group cycling

I have always enjoyed cycling. Took myself off on adventures never far from rail stations just in case of puncture or other mechanical problems! Then a very lovely neighbour introduced me to a loca... read more

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Image for story Back on the bike after injury

Back on the bike after injury

I ruptured my Achilles Tendon in September last year. It has been a long recovery but I was back on my bike yesterday for the 4 mile commute to work. I was a little concerned about how my tendon wo... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story New bike and pedestrian rules on the roads

New bike and pedestrian rules on the roads

Well, I went out today and what a difference. Because of the new road user rules and that they hit the prime time slots on the Television, it was such a pleasure to cycle today. The Cars were ... read more

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Hexham to Sunderland (via a "Spoon's" and a Gregg's)

In early November, Myself and dad took the bikes on the train from Sunderland up to Hexham for a day ride back home using national cycle route 72 and the C2C route.. First port of call was Wethersp... read more

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Image for story Night riding

Night riding

We have all missed being out cycling together and fitting it in has required some night riding. We all got the bike lights on tonight and enjoyed a couple of hours of chatting and night riding safe... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story What a way to start the day!

What a way to start the day!

I hopped on my bike for my first day at the office in 2022, and like pretty much every time I ride to work, I was surprised by how great it made me feel - and it's my job to tell people that! Fl... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Worst case scenario? - I have a long walk back home.

Worst case scenario? - I have a long walk back home.

Well, it finally happened... I went for a random bike run after an errand. No bike repair kit and no pump. Can't be certain what I fully hit but I was in unfamiliar canal territory as my back tyre ... read more

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Image for story Porthmadoc, Gwynedd

Porthmadoc, Gwynedd

My favourite place to ride is Porthmadoc, Gwynedd. We have our holiday caravan sited there so me and my husband and our dog go there frequently. I love riding over the Cob traffic free area lookin... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story My mini KOM

My mini KOM

My son Dom is 10 and absolutely loves cycling. He attends East Kilbride Road Club and this summer is undertaking an absolutely massive challenge. He will cycle from John O Groats to Portpatrick wi... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Leisure ride down the Fylde coast

Leisure ride down the Fylde coast

Day off work and bright sunny morning, so set off for a ride and earned a 25 mile in one day badge. #RideAnywhereWeek

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Reason to be cheerful 1, 2, 30

Reason to be cheerful 1, 2, 30

Today I counted thirty reasons why I was right to sell the car and get a bicycle. Four o’clock. Nearly rush hour, and the roads are starting to get busy. Those who can get away before five do so... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Our team ride for Ride Anywhere Week in Gloucester

Our team ride for Ride Anywhere Week in Gloucester

It was great to get out and enjoy the wonderful Gloucester Quays not far from the Thinktravel offices. We invited our newest member of the team and all enjoyed a cycle using the pool bikes we have ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Mum gets E-Bike

Mum gets E-Bike

My 69 year old mum recently got an E-Bike and with it a new lease if life and adventure. Now a cycle into Glasgow or up the hilly routes to East Kilbride is well within her capabilities and she is ... read more

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Image for story Social cycling in Glasgow ...

Social cycling in Glasgow ...

I moved to Glasgow some 6 years ago and looked at options for cycling clubs and blown away at the choice. Me and a friend decided that there was no mid level choice, and we set up our own called We... read more

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Cycling the RideLondon to raise money for Children with Cancer :)

Hello everyone :) I’m doing a huge challenge of cycling the RideLondon to raise money for Children with Cancer! Would love the support! [address removed]

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WATCHING THE WORLD GO BY

IVE BEEN ROUND HAIGHTON AND SAW THE SUNSET THE ROADS ARE GOOD BUT QUITE SCARY GOOD TERRAINE BICYCLING TO COW HILL I SAW SOME GOOD PEOPLE IN CARS WHO DRIVE OCCASIONALLY BUT A MEMORY WAS GIVE... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Ride & Network

Ride & Network

Hello Everyone, My name is Seb, originally from Goa-India, now based in Leicester. I started cycling some years back but they were just short spins. Last year I did longer rides and enjoyed i... read more

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Image for story Work training course

Work training course

3 days of riding while being paid! Brushing up on old skills and learning some new! It was a bit damp at times!

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Image for story Cycling to work in Bracknell

Cycling to work in Bracknell

Hi my name’s Phil, right up front I’ll admit I work at Bracknell Forest Council and my remit is encouraging more sustainable journeys around our borough. I want to highlight some of the work we... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Ice Cycle

Last month I was cycling and slipped on a slippery wooden bridge on an icy day and busted some ribs, hurt my leg but otherwise my bike broke my fall and itself. So I've been bicycle shopping again... read more

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There is a light breeze

Not to bad a ride in today and not to much debris, still cleared away the cobwebs. Might be a different story going home, looking at the weather one soggy cyclist.

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Fresh route

Made a happy discovery today, I can cycle almost entirely from my house to university by canal! Can't wait until the canals become a focal point in my city so paths can be improved for all users.

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Image for story MTB stole from school in broad day light

MTB stole from school in broad day light

Last Monday lunch (31 01 2022) my MTB Corratec was stolen from the school Bike shed. Green and Black The 2015 Corratec Opiate 650b FZ is a full-suspension all Mountain/Enduro MTB If any one se... read more

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Image for story Back on the road !!!

Back on the road !!!

Hi, everyone. Its been 4 months without cycling, today felt great going for a short ride and trying to get to the normal routine. For some reason it's not very cold as I would have expected, was... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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New highway code

After todays ride. I can see there is a danger, I would prefer not be given way too and have the car behind me. Cars stopping for me to cross a road no no, again I prefer the road to be clear of ... read more

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Image for story Picnic lunch with my bike

Picnic lunch with my bike

After all this time, I am still working from home. Usually I go out on my bike or for a walk every day around lunch time to make sure I see some daylight and to get my exercise. To mix it up a bit,... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Stolen

About about a year ago go I bought an electric bike that was quite expensive but it was easier ear to save money and get around and get to work on it changed my life that you made me give up smokin... read more

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New highway code rules

Ha good luck with this one, dont trust car drivers to know these changes, stay safe and expect they wont stop ect

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Image for story The sun making a brief appearance

The sun making a brief appearance

Changeable weather today, but still the occasional brighter moment

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Cycling anyway

I was a bit nervous when I signed up to a local Ladies only cycle - a 10 mile route round Cheltenham but I was determined to give it a go. When I turned up, there was another lady there so we got c... read more

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Image for story Best ride of the year

Best ride of the year

To celebrate a friend's 50th we decided to try e-mountain biking. What an amazing day we had, we hired the bikes and booked a guide which was a great move. We all had such a brilliant day and were ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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