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I haven' beeen on my bike at all for the last 17 days. Usually I cycle for leisure and I cycle to work and back 17 miles per day, I'm a key worker. I contracted the virus and it has knocked me for ... read more

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Jeanie Pelling Done it , exhausting but I’ve done it !
Christian L Amazing, well done Jeanie. It will only get easier from here on

Get on your bike and ride Losing weight has not only changed my life but saved it too, If I didn't do something about it I would not have started to enjoy what life throws at you. The world m... read more

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Pete Roberts Wow! That's a brilliant result. Just taken up cycling again & put in 560 Miles in May & lost half a stone in the pr... read more
James Walker You are inspirational - Great stuff

I'm proud of the fact that I cycle to work every day. It's easy for me; a straight forward 4 mile each way commute on busy-ish roads with occasional cycle lanes painted on the side of the road :) N... read more

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Matthew Hodder My new normal has involved cycling every day. I had fallen out of the habit, with a new job which didn't really have a com... read more
Lucy Giuliano Hi both, thank you so much for sharing your stories of cycling in the 'new normal'. As it happens, Love to Ride Derby is co... read more

Today I hired the ebike from Cycology in Frome via the Frome Town Council site. It is such fun. I did mistake the bell for the gears so watch out Frome for a wobbly ebike coming back from work.

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This Sunday 24th May, I will be riding around London, visiting all 10 of the Premier league and championship football grounds. About 100 km. All in aid of the local Crisis Community Kitchen, set ... read more

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This weekend marked a year since giving a road bike a go. I'd been a cycle commuter on a hybrid bike for a couple of years prior but thought i'd give it a go. I loved it, but lost touch with it ove... read more

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I ride regularly to and from work and weekends. Having been in lockdown since bank holiday Monday, I have clocked up 695 miles in April. This just going out and doing a loop from home, the most ... read more

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During this time of lock down and being made re-redundant I have been exploring Bristol by bike. I discovered the festival line and i think it is one of the nicest ride I have been on for a while.... read more

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Day 5 Jenny and I set off out of Tarbert to be greeted by the biggest ol’ hill we had seen. But. We. Did. It. AND to our right we saw not one … but two eagles!!! Swooping down the hillside towar... read more

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Jacqueline Burns Gorgeous photo ❤️

Day 2 The cycling begins! We set off after having a yummy breakfast at the Toffee Factory (aka Heart Hebrides ) for a big bowl of porridge to fuel us for the day ahead. Off to Vatersay we w... read more

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Today’s [address removed] When the wind blows here there is very little to stop it. We don’t have majestic hills or forests; we have mainly flat terrain and coastal views. On a day when the wind is... read more

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Today, Monday is one of my non-working days; I work my contracted hours over 9 days of each fortnight. Therefore, having done my chores and listened to the weather forecast I got ‘Old Faithful’ out... read more

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With my being in the “at risk” category and all the confusion regarding how far we should cycle, a few days before the lockdown was announced I went out and bought a turbo trainer. I now cycle to m... read more

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Work as a Laboratory Technician for a Dairy/Creamery Company in Leeds, so recognised as a Key Worker. I can still ride to and from Work each shift, in my seventh year of only riding or walking to W... read more

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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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Making the most of this strange time to explore the local lanes and smile at strangers

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#nocarbon Taking advantage of the worst of times to get out on the quiet country lanes, practicing social distancing and enjoying the fresh air and exercise whilst having the time to do it...

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During these difficult times of Covid-19 it is important to offer support to those in need. When a lady in the village reached out asking for help as her cat was poorly I did not hesitate to offer ... read more

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Not so much a story as a pause on a journey. Some 3 years ago I bought and rode a bike for the first time in 30 years. I had thought it would be for riding up and down the Exe estuary where I live.... read more

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Matthew Hodder Carry on Colin, and keep telling us what you are up to. You are an inspiration to young pups like me, who isn't yet 60 (not... read more

I'm trying to avoid shopping unnecessarily, so hadn't been to the supermarket in almost 2 weeks. Our fridge was empty, and the rest of our food supplies were running low. We've been getting fruit a... read more

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Matthew Hodder Sounds like you need a Yuba Mundo or a Long John to go shopping on.
Marjolein Rijken Good effort Pete!

Although the corona virus is not a good thing. Something very positive has happened for our family. Due to the quietness of the country roads where we live, me and my son and me have been able to... read more

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Getting out on your bike is a safe way to experience the world outside while we're all self-isolating. And you never know what you might see! I cycled up towards Ditchling Beacon. Stopping to watch... read more

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Zizzie Moore what a stunning photograph. Must have been a beautiful sight to see for real

I am 73 and have cycled on average 3 times a week doing on average 70 to 100 miles a week when the weather permitting and this year I have set my self a target of 2020 miles as it is the year. Wit... 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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I feel I have to share my view of the world at the end of most of my bike rides... I'm a regular rider, either commuting 20 odd miles to work in Redruth or in a group so I miss that social side of ... read more

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A very strange year so far. No work to cycle to, until we are allowed back in the next few months. Maybe not even then with the possibility of working from home. Lucky to have a spin bike to keep t... read more

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Cyclists in Totnes are gathering for a socially-distanced group ride around town, to highlight the need to provide more cycle routes and safer streets. Meet at 5 p.m. Friday 29th May in Victoria St... read more

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I'm an artist and illustrator by profession, so working from home is normal for me. But without my daily walk up Steep Hill, which was my regular undergrad commute, I need an alternative, otherwise... read more

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Hello! I’m fundraising for CHUF. Here’s my JustGiving page, if you’d like to donate: Anything is much appreciated please also share thank you 🙏 ❤️ [address removed]

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Ross Neil [address removed]
Ross Neil Sorry for some reason it’s deleted my link but if you don’t mind going on just giving and searching my name Ross Neil it wi... read more

Wonderful opportunity to do something even if only a small contribution to support the NHS while continuing to enjoy my cycling.

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Thanks to GSK I have fulfilled one of my dreams – learning how to cycle!. Years ago, at GSK House, we were encouraged to cycle, and were offered free cycling lessons of which I took advantage.... read more

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Jack Windle This is amazing, thanks for sharing!

I like to set myself a target each year. In 2020 I decided that one month I would try and ride 500 miles, having never done that before. I'd got a couple of long sportive rides planned, which have ... read more

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Day 6 (Final day and travel day back) We pushed on to the Butt of Lewis lighthouse– through the glorious sunshine again to the very end of the Hebridean Way. To be honest I cried when I saw the ... read more

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Day 3 A cosy sleep and a few snacks later – we set off for the lovely Baleshare beach! The sun was out again and stayed out too. Heading to the beach the wind was against us a wee bit so it wa... read more

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The Hebridean Way [address removed] (photos available on my blog) (June 2019) So – a group of my lady friends and I decided to take on the challenge of cycling the full Outer Hebride... read more

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I gave cycling up a few months ago as I find change very hard to cope with with Autism. I was getting distressed going out on rides,having to cope with the difference, but at the same time I was be... read more

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Adrian Lewis Foldies are Fab and so are you coping with everything that comes your way. Enjoy that freedom of spirit and enjoy your ridi... read more
Philippa Talbot Thank you for your support,since my mild caronavirus type illness last week am now having a bereavement! But havingyour kin... read more

All the worry over the thing and a lockdown and no exercise, not good! What is a boy to do? Someone who trains 3 hours every day and has been very active for 50 years just cannot switch off. An... read more

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Nope, They must be mad. Getting on a slow packed sweaty bus or sitting in their car stuck in traffic for an hour every morning and evening. Start the day with a breath of fresh air and an easy but ... read more

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Well -my motivation has been a bit rocky in the last few weeks... the same as lots of peeps I expect! But I’ve clocked a few rides lately. Struggling to know whether to wear shorts or my more t... read more

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Jules Greaves #nocarbon
Marjolein Rijken Great stuff!

Since the Government started giving us daily exercise tokens to cash in, I've found that I have placed a higher value on getting outside, both for head space and to keep fit. I started replacin... read more

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#nocarbon. During this time everyone needs to keep calm and peddling still taking the country way to at lascar Electronics doing important work for the Nhs and safety critical company's xx everyon... read more

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I started commuting to work by bike back in August 2019 using my old "vintage" mountain bike. I've now completed a total of 1550 miles in 220 trips and only missed one day commuting - that was my ... read more

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About 10 years ago I bought a Boardman Hybrid to commute to work. I've never looked back. Saved a fortune in petrol , parking fees. Been environmentally friendly. I've kept for any kept on riding t... read more

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Christian L Orh, that's so generous to pass on your previous bike! Hope it has found a nice new home :)

Not so much a story as a pause on a journey. Some 3 years ago I bought and rode a bike for the first time in 30 years. I had thought it would be for riding up and down the Exe estuary where I live.... read more

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I'm alternating my one exercise stint a day into an ever quickening daily rota of... Road Bike, Run, Mountain Bike. The kilos are coming off fa fast. Not only No Carbon, but no beer either. +/- Go... read more

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My ride to our village shop, supporting local businesses, comes with 2 rewards, a lovely downhill freewheel there and knowing I am not using the car #NoCarbon But then the steep Devon hills, tha... read more

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Only managed to get out on my bike once during the week to pick up a neighbours medication. By kept up the skills with YouTube indoor cycling through Spain and NZ and no Jet lag.

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Being on my bike is what keeps me sane at the best of times, so this feeling has been magnified by the circumstances we find ourselves in. My daily cycle is not just for pleasure and exercise, b... read more

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I bought a new bike right before the lockdown to use in the London-to-Brighton ride, but then that got cancelled so it's been clocking up miles collecting groceries instead.

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only started this month as got a secondhand bike and want to get health and fit me and my son are trying to do at least 50 miles a week to start with but my bike not that good :( but i am trying a... read more

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