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Image for story Truleigh Hill

Truleigh Hill

I live in Hove and there's nothing better than cycling up to Devils Dyke and across to Truleigh Hill. The view off the downs is stunning anyway, but from Truliegh you also get to see the river Adur... read more

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Wandering

I've been doing early doors rides on Saturdays for a few years (only in the summer, when the weather is ok and family commitments allow) but in the last couple of summers I've switched to heading s... read more

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Image for story Destination Dartington Dairy

Destination Dartington Dairy

To keep my 2 year old daughter occupied during lockdown and to keep myself fit, I often cycle out to Dartington estate and do a circular ride,breaking the ride up with a walk in the deer park or a ... read more

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Brighton-Saltdean (Undercliff) at full moon

The Undercliff is stunning with a full moon rising over the sea. No need for lights. And it's deserted.

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#NoCarbon

Decided to cycle to my favourite dog walk which I do about 3 times a week. I have been driving 3l diesel 10 miles round trip so will save over 4kg of co2 each journey. Mainly cycle ways by the sid... read more

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Image for story on the road again !!

on the road again !!

ride on a green lane and let go by speed

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Trail to Road.

Love riding both my mtb and road bike. Rivington and Darwen for most of my local mtb rides. Gisburn and Lakes if going further afield. Enjoy rides to Southport , Blackpool and Garstang on the roa... read more

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I just love cycling up hills

My favourite hill is the one from Elslack to Lothersdale, there is some beautiful scenery and a few intense 12% climbs and sharp corners. You get a huge sense of achievement when you reach the top ... read more

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Long cycle to work

I thought an 11 mile commute by bike would be too long, but this far it’s going well! Hopefully I can continue into the winter :)

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Image for story The joys of cycling the UK's canal network

The joys of cycling the UK's canal network

We discovered the joys of 'canal cycling' around three years ago when we detoured off the Thames path at Brentford and onto the towpath of Grand Union Canal heading towards Birmingham. We've been h... read more

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Northumberland

I cant think of a better area to ride in than here. You want hills we got them, Coastal routes, rolling roads, AONB all in the one place. From Tynemouth up to Berwick

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Image for story New Forest #ExploreByBike

New Forest #ExploreByBike

#ExploreByBike - I recently ventured into the New Forest on my bike ride. It was lovely, so many animals about as well!

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First 50

Despite riding a bike all my life whether for fitness or commuting I have never managed to break to 50 mile challenge. I regularly cycle between 30 and 40 but for whatever reason never 50. This s... read more

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Canal

Had a lovely ride along the Kennit and Avon Canal, I cycled my husband walked it was beautiful weather. I am trying to keep fit and stay well mentally so to get those endorphin rising cycling is ... read more

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Image for story Wandlebury Country Park

Wandlebury Country Park

Having only recently moved to Cambridge, I took advantage of the quiet of the COVID-19 slowdown to cycle up to Wandlebury Country Park, a half hour cycle from my home. It was beautiful and a well-n... read more

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Diary of a Wobbly Cyclist

BEST RIDE EVER! Today I followed my friend and colleagues advice and to a ride on his daily bike commute along the Taunton and Bridgwater canal. Such a great ride. Did an 8 mile round trip to... read more

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Image for story Somewhere near Heaven

Somewhere near Heaven

Had my first actual contact with the wildlife early in my ride today...roadkill I am afraid. Not sure what but my, did it cause me to fight the bike and the noise as it passed through the frame wil... read more

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Bridgewater Canal

I like cycling down the canal towpath. The end.

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London

They say if you're tired of London then you're tired of life... I fully agree! The energy of the city, and the (some may surprising) beauty of the city - the plentiful parks, the river, the histori... read more

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Image for story Cycle to work and the impact on my son.

Cycle to work and the impact on my son.

I try and ride to work as much as I can but sometimes need a bit of a push. Cycle to work gives me that incentive every year. This year my boy noticed I was riding more and asked why? I told him an... read more

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Gym

I cycle to the gym nearly every day. Not only does it save money but it is the perfect warm up and cool down before and after my workout plus no worries about parking the car!

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Angkor by Night

I once took a quiet and peaceful ride around Angkor Wat in the middle of the night. The temples are restricted to daytime hours, but not many people know that the road network connecting them is op... read more

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South Auckland Trail Ride - Left the Car at Home

Totara Park has a really good set of bike trails, with something for all levels of rider skill. The trail hub is about 10km from my home, so I feel a little ridiculous driving there. A plan suggest... read more

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Image for story I street Bridge at night

I street Bridge at night

I like doing a loop through Old Town and across the bridges as part of my evening ride(s). The View from the I street bridge at night is amazing, even if the narrow sidewalk is a little treacherous... read more

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Peloton

I love riding my Peloton, it allows be to ride through the streets of countries I can only dream of visiting.

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Having fun

Just get out and enjoy

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L’endroit où j’aime bien aller prendre une pause

J’aime bien aller au domaine Maizerets ses une belle place ou prendre un lunch et profiter de la nature

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Image for story Take Me To The River  #River4All

Take Me To The River #River4All

My three wheel recumbent club rides to the river to help support efforts to keep the river clean and open to our community.

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Schoorlse duinen

Op mijn fietsapp Routiq staan velen fiets en wandeltochten en kan je zelf ook een route maken en uitstippelen. Ik heb in coronatijd in de Schoorlse duinen gefietst en wat is dat toch een prachtig g... read more

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Image for story Up the mountain

Up the mountain

A year ago had I told myself I would be riding 50km for joy riding few times A week and using aero bars I would not believe it. I signed up for the half ironman and needed a bigger bike. The bike... read more

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Image for story Port Hills Christchurch

Port Hills Christchurch

Had an excellent ride up the Port Hills today. Blue skies and good vibes up Arapaho, along the single track to VIC Park and home via Cap. Great say.

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I Like Biking

It's very fun riding in to town on the bike paths :D.

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Image for story New favourite place - TeAro to Brooklyn Wind Turbine

New favourite place - TeAro to Brooklyn Wind Turbine

New 'bush-ride' from Aro St to the Brooklyn Wind Turbine, Wellington. Just about all the way in the bush, if you follow the marked track in Waimapihi (Pohill) Reserve from Te Aro. This is an up-... read more

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Image for story New off road paths!

New off road paths!

I hadn't ridden a bike from my early 20s until last year (er, my late 30s). I wasn't scared as such, but I found the new shared path along SH1 at Takanini was a good place to get my confidence up. ... read more

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Coral Creek

Crossed this wonderful site on Coral Creek tonight!

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Sun rise

I was cycling to work along beautiful country lanes and saw the most amazing sun rise for this time of year breaking through the morning fog. Stunning way to start the day

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Image for story Nudgee Beach, Queensland, Australia

Nudgee Beach, Queensland, Australia

I live on the northside of Brisbane and am blessed with many great cyclepaths alongside rivers or through wetlands. I never get tired of the scene, I might even get in some birdwatching!

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Get Back on the Saddle!

My husband and I enjoy our bike rides together and we ventured out on a new route that was going to be a nice 20+ mile ride. Six miles out, my front tire clipped the curb as I crossed one curb to ... read more

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Image for story Best job ever!

Best job ever!

When I was young I hated biking and preferred walking/running/hiking. Biking gave me only but-ache. 15 years ago they were looking for a spinning instructor at my working place. Despite my dislik... read more

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Image for story Quiet at the basin

Quiet at the basin

I moved to a new house during the pandemic and last year was the first time I rode in my new neighborhood for May is Bike Month. While I was getting to learn my new area, not far from where I u... read more

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Boulevard Champlain

Rouler sur le bord du fleuve respirer la liberté c est la plus grande plaisir pendant mes fin de semaine ….

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Image for story Biking most of the coasts

Biking most of the coasts

Hello folks, My boyfriend and I had the privilege to bike most of the Florida coasts during our larger trip of biking the perimeter of the continental United States. We first started on the... read more

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Bombing the local volcanos

I'm lucky enough to live in a place where I can easily ride to all the local extinct (?) volcanoes -- particularly Mt. Tabor and Rocky Butte. It's been lovely to see all the folks out enjoying the ... read more

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Image for story 3 lighthouses, 2 lakes, one shipwreck, great day

3 lighthouses, 2 lakes, one shipwreck, great day

Straight out the door from home in Eastbourne, Wellington is the Pencarrow Coast road, a great ride for all ages and abilities. With several bays to stop in the first feature are the old and new Pe... read more

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Image for story Unstoppable Beaches

Unstoppable Beaches

Auckland is blessed with kilometres of beautiful coastline. While rolling along in the sunshine with a cool sea breeze is bliss, it's such a pity that places like Buckland's Beach and Eastern Beach... read more

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Image for story Christchurch Northern Corridor a HUGE success

Christchurch Northern Corridor a HUGE success

I love riding on the CNC shared path! It's so smooth and fast. I love seeing all the happy people using the path (and pets too!). It's a fantastic asset to Greater Christchurch, enabling safe a... read more

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Biking dates with my husband

My favourite place/route to ride, is around the many bike trails in Blenheim. My husband and I go out biking in the weekends, which I really look forward to. We go early in the mornings when there ... read more

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Paradise

Getting back on my bike has been fab, especially with the great weather we are having. I've been making the most of the time in between jobs, exploring what is right in front of me. We do live in p... read more

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Image for story Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

Cape Haze Pioneer Trail

Love this trail. It’s 1/2 of my normal ride and loops around Placida back to Englewood. Makes for a 20 mile ride with some great views .

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Image for story Biking is liberating!

Biking is liberating!

You ride your bike and basically forget about everything else. It is an opportunity to be present and enjoy the beauty that surrounds you. Riding my bike at the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park just op... read more

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