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Can you believe on my day off work I end up cycling to the office? I am very lucky to have a quiet beautiful route to commute, through a nature reserve, following a river peddling along a canal an... read more

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From home in Oakwood, Derby to Swan Lake in West Hallam then follow the route along the Erewash canal to Trent Lock amazing scenery you feel you are abroad on holiday and mostly on the level. Loads... read more

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Me and 4 friends have got together to lose weight, keep fit and cycle around our local area. We like the Manchester Airport Orbital Route and the new A555 Bypass too. We have started cycling most ... read more

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The sunrise cycleway was a pop up cycle route put in last year over summer along the coast between Whitley Bay and Tynemouth a 3 mile beautiful ride in North East England- this picture is of Fiddle... read more

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Owen's place, a very special place I ride to frequently. A friend of my son, Owen selflessly helped 2 children to safety that got trapped on Beeston Weir. This I am sorry to say led to Owen loosin... read more

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Makes you appreciate the warmth of your heating when you get back home a huge amount!

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I live on the edge of Bury St Edmunds and I work in Cambridge, my cycle commute is around 30 miles each way. I don't do this everyday as it takes about 4 hours in total, and that's a big part of t... read more

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Lovely place to visit is a secret garden with Ducks in the way of the cycle path passing chivenour

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I have 4 local rides I do at least one a week Two of the local rides have come from a leaflet I got from Garstang Tourist information office a long time ago . Both these rides have excellent ro... read more

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I love it up on this old moorland track, the Salter Fell Roman Road. It runs from near Lancaster to Slaidburn. Even on busy days when tourist spots are teeming with people, there's hardly ever anyo... read more

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Stuart Mercer Looks great! This has been on my hit list for years and I'm still to get round to it. Would you recommend MTB or CX Cross b... read more
Lisa Stout Hi Stuart. I'd say that a cyclocross bike is fine for the northern half of it, from Roeburndale to maybe Hard Hill Top. But... read more

After a bad day or a stressful week, An escape on my bike, I must seek! Off I head, before it gets dark, To the Royal Victoria Country Park. On the way, there are hills so steep - Sometimes I ... read more

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Peter Dargie Love that Jayne, you must do a similar route to us (Woolson stench) ;-)
Lizzie Eyres This is what I do on alternate days after work (which will maybe be in my lunchbreak now that winter darkness is arriving!)

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

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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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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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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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Sunny day 33 degrees today, finished work and rode along the Grand Union canal towpath past the Old Galleon pub festival and cycled along watching the canal barges going along and hottest day and s... read more

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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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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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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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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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Hi There, I'd like to share this circular route, as lots of people in Manchester and Stockport will love it. It takes in part of the Trans-Pennine Trail, Fallowfield loop and Peak Forest Canal, is... read more

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Everyday once I have either finished my work homeschooling or finished my work at school and go home I love to go out on my bike and do my favourite ride. This ride consists of me setting off fro... read more

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My beloved late Father was a keen cyclist, so I have always enjoyed the activity. After 10 years of living at the coast I absolutely cherish moments spending time near the sea watching the waves... read more

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hi, I've set a goal for myself to ride 2021 miles by my birthday on the 22nd June, which means riding about 12 miles a day from the 1st January. It's tough going during lockdown, cold, wet and dark... read more

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Winter Wheelers 1st Dec . First outing. Cold, dark and peaceful. Sunrise / Moon set.

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Janet Hutchinson We went there just before the lockdown in March, we were at a festival at Nottingham University that weekend. It was a lov... read more
Mark Jones Lucky to have it on my doorstep

The cycle from Pennington Warf > Old Trafford back is such a nice way to unwind after a tough working week. I always find the people on the route to be respectful and friendly. There are some gr... read more

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The great thing about the Ribble Valley (30 miles north of Manchester) is that sooner of later you bump into a hill. Getting fit on a bike happens quicker when you're up against the force of an up... read more

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You will find me on bike rides along the Trans Pennine Trail from Altrincham to Warrington. It is a safe and long straight route for a pleasant ride. A shared path with walkers, horse riders and ... read more

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Sustrans Manchester It's so important to know where the tasty cafe stops are, sounds heavenly

I usually ride out on Dartmoor all year round in all weathers but I have never tried doing a ride with a bivi under the stars. I decided I would go for it last weekend and it did not disappoint. I... read more

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Bernhard Hofmann Living the dream! <3

Especially quiet during the Covid-19: Yorkshire Dales National Park.

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One of my favourite rides starts not far from Exeter city centre at 'The Quays'. Want to ride with a friend who doesn't own a bike? There's even a cycle hire shop at the start of the route, plus pl... read more

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#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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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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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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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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Have done this a few times when visiting North Wales with Sheffield CTC. Never done this? never heard of Sheffield CTC? Find out then get involved, it will take your cycling to new dimensions. BTW ... read more

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ride on a green lane and let go by speed

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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 like cycling down the canal towpath. The end.

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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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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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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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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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Morrison Pond, nestled along the Sweetwater River is hands down one of my favorite routes in San Diego! Although it is situated in Bonita, it is so close to Southeast San Diego, Spring Valley and s... read more

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Sylvie Froncek Yay! You're entered in the prize drawing! We'll choose a winner when the scavenger hunt ends!

I love riding my bike around the neighborhood. I get to see all my neighbor's that have been in there homes since a year ago. I try to spread happiness.

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Sanibel has bike paths! Separate 8 ft wide bike paths all over the island, parallel to the roads. I always feel safe!

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They add almost 100 extra pounds and any hill becomes a mountain but it's worth it. Eventually I'll upgrade us. I use my junky yellow Raleigh cus it's sturdy. I bought it for 20 bucks because I was... read more

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Sylvie Froncek thanks for posting! we'll pick winners at the end of the month!