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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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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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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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Biking

I bike every morning before school so tired in the morning but have to stay motivated

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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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Image for story Cycle to the Sunset

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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Image for story early morning ride

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 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 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 Cavenham Heath

Cavenham Heath

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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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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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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Image for story Mam Tor and Winnats Pass

Mam Tor and Winnats Pass

Today I took on a 70km cycle including Stanage Edge and Mam Tor headin up Winnats Pass. A beautiful ride with the toughest climb I've managed so far!

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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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Enjoyable rides

since I started riding again I've put a little effort in expanding my rides though sometimes it does not work out because my legs tell me to stop but even though I do stop on that day I will get... 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 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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Betancuria

Before the dark days of Covid - I used to take regular holidays to Fuerteventura, where my favorite ride was to the highest point of the island Betancuria.

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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 Scenic scenes along the seafront

Scenic scenes along the seafront

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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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 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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Image for story Dartmoor riding

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 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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Image for story First 50

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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Image for story Canal

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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