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Image for story Whats not to like

Whats not to like

The best bit about living on the South Coast is that I can escape to peace in just a few miles, I work in London most days, in noisy plantrooms... But come a weekend and a dawn cycle around... read more

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Ride along the seafront

I have been riding this area through lockdown and now at the weekend. This ride gives me hills flat and curved areas which is lovely, and all the time I have a sea view. I often stop to chat to oth... read more

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Route 68

My favourite place to ride is on route 68 from the Sill on the military road across to Kielder. The route is offroad after a couple of miles then it's just you on the logging roads across to Kielde... read more

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City cycling

I love riding through sunsets in the city. I'm writing my thesis so making time to get outside is keeping me sane!

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Image for story Gloucester Quays in the Sunshine

Gloucester Quays in the Sunshine

The quays on one of the hottest days of the year created a fantastic backdrop for a bike ride with colleagues from Thinktravel on a Tuesday in September! With lots to do to help make it easier for ... read more

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Exeter to Exmouth

For a nice ride to clear my head and forget about the pressures of the day I love to ride along the cycle path from Exeter to Exmouth. It’s not a challenging route and there is plenty to see and of... read more

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My Early Morning Ride

At 72 Years old a diabetic for 50 years only just started riding a bike again in the past 9 months. I am up at 6.30 am, have breakfast then out on my bike. The roads are reasona... read more

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Me and my mate

I hadn’t risen for a few years after having chemotherapy for Hodgkins Lymphoma. Prior to my illness I regularly cycled with my mate who uses a hand crank recumbent bike. He encouraged me back on ... read more

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Blue flame

A lovely easy ride out for a drink in the sunny evening with beautiful Kate. First ride for her in years, wont be the last

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Image for story Tandems in the Trossachs!!

Tandems in the Trossachs!!

Kim, Rachael, Mike and myself are just back from a splendid 5-day tandem ride from Balloch to Nairn. We followed SUSTRANS cycle route 7 for most of the way. We drove up to Balloch, at the south... read more

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Cycle to the Sunset

I've got back into the habit of cycling, and really enjoy going out to Turf and back. Last week, I went a little bit further, near Powderham, and watched the sunset. It was a lovely way to spend a ... read more

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early morning ride

A firm favourite of mine is to get up at 5am (yes 5am) and ride over to Todmorden and back home. The roads are lovely and quiet, I know where all the pot holes are (to avoid) and this is a perfect ... read more

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Image for story Woodland Moor

Woodland Moor

Lush morning ride over the tops and down in to Barney

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Image for story New bike new journeys

New bike new journeys

So today i went out on my new bike. Ive always had mountain bikes and still do but i fancied a road bike to try for a change as I've never had one. I bought a Specialized and today was my first tri... read more

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Image for story Lunch hour cycle

Lunch hour cycle

Doing my favourite cycle in my lunch break ☀️

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Image for story Trans-Pennine Trail, Fallowfield Loop, Peak Forest Canal

Trans-Pennine Trail, Fallowfield Loop, Peak Forest Canal

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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My Bike ride

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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Image for story Whitley Bay

Whitley Bay

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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Image for story Weirfields and Attenborough Nature Reserve  Beeston Nottingham

Weirfields and Attenborough Nature Reserve Beeston Nottingham

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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Image for story Started going out after work and enjoying the spooky night rides

Started going out after work and enjoying the spooky night rides

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

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Image for story A cracking climb to see the best view in the country

A cracking climb to see the best view in the country

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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Trans Pennine Trail: Altrincham-Warrington

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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Dartmoor riding

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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Image for story Just ignore the incline road sign

Just ignore the incline road sign

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

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Image for story #ExploreByBike River Exe Cycle Trail, Exeter, Devon

#ExploreByBike River Exe Cycle Trail, Exeter, Devon

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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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

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And then it rained!

A beautiful autumn morning, the sun is just out, the sky is starting to turn blue from grey. I am beginning my favourite bike ride. I haven't ridden here for a while so now I hope the autumn se... read more

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Churchdown Family Cycle Ride (NCN41)

Wanted to share a traffic-free route on the National Cycle Network (NCN41) for families with young children from Churchdown Parish Council/Playground/Park/Skatepark/BMX track to Gloucestershire Air... read more

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Image for story Me and my daughter

Me and my daughter

Thanks to my daughter having the love of biking and my partner for getting me a bike for my birthday. I have started riding which I haven’t done since I was small. I have fell off at least once on ... read more

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A perfect morning

The weather has been a total disappointment this "summer", but my ride this morning has partly mitigated that disappointment. I am lucky enough to live on the south coast, with the fabulous beac... read more

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Image for story My Favourite? Well, certainly one of my favourites....

My Favourite? Well, certainly one of my favourites....

South East Wales anyone? Now, apologies to anyone living in or near Cwmbran but it is not the first place to think of when you want to go for bike ride.... Wrong! There is a gem that threads it's... read more

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Image for story The Langford Hideaway

The Langford Hideaway

I am a recent addition to Hertfordshire and have been cycling 2017. I had no idea how cycling and cafe stops were so interlinked, but I am now hooked. It has been such a blessing during the lockd... read more

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Being Watched

My regular route for a leisurely cycle is the Belfast - Lisburn towpath. Its a flat route, following the canal and river, with a few bridges over and under the path. Its generally peaceful and quie... read more

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Image for story The South Downs and Beyond

The South Downs and Beyond

I live in Brighton on the south coast and am very lucky to have the sea and the South Downs on either side of this City. There is nothing bettwer than cycling along the coast through Shoreham Harbo... read more

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Traffic-free route around Manchester Airport

This is one of my favourite rides because it goes through some pleasant countryside on quiet lanes, smooth tracks and cycle lanes. You can also pop into the ice-cream aviation park for an ice-cream... read more

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Bridgewater canal

I started to take on cycling in 2018 when my car broke down and bought a bike (Brompton) to cycle to work, while I tried to buy another car. I have never looked back since. During the Spring and Su... read more

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Image for story Crossing the Tyne

Crossing the Tyne

One of my favourite types of ride is to combine urban and rural areas, and that's very easy around Durham and Newcastle as cities and countryside are very close to each other. The Tyne foot tunnel ... read more

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Image for story Wild spaces in the city!

Wild spaces in the city!

I love living in Manchester, and I'm happy to have rediscovered cycling as it's a great new way to explore the city. There's so much freedom in heading out for a ride with no intention but to find ... read more

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Image for story Durhams Rails to Trails

Durhams Rails to Trails

Getting out on my bike more during the pandemic last years I discovered County Durhams Rails to Trails. These include the C2C, Deerness Valley, Bishop Auckland to Brandon and the Derwent Valley tra... read more

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Image for story Canal & Park commute #RideFree

Canal & Park commute #RideFree

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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Erewash trail

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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Image for story Airport Orbital and Stop at Jolly Sailor

Airport Orbital and Stop at Jolly Sailor

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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Image for story Finding the need to keep going

Finding the need to keep going

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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Image for story Attenborough Nature Reserve

Attenborough Nature Reserve

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

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Old Trafford to Pennington Warf

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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Image for story Secret Garden with Ducks

Secret Garden with Ducks

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

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Weekly rides

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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#Explorebybike

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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Image for story #ExploreByBike - Victoria Country Park

#ExploreByBike - Victoria Country Park

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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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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