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Image for story Enjoyed a nice riding to Beverley

Enjoyed a nice riding to Beverley

Finally had some nice weather so I take a nice bike riding to Beverley it was about 18-22km round trip. Can’t wait for my next adventure

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Image for story Leith to Leigh on Sea April 2024

Leith to Leigh on Sea April 2024

I just completed on 21st April 2024, 480 Mile 7 day bike ride from Leith to Leigh on Sea in memory of my son Archie aged 5, who sadly passed away from DIPG in January 2023. Raising money for severa... read more

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Image for story Race Day!

Race Day!

Completed my first duathlon on Sunday to celebrate St Patricks Day! 2.5km run, 12.3km bike ride and then another 2.5km run. Nasty weather on the cycle down there but cleared up nicely for the rac... read more

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Image for story The bridge to nowhere

The bridge to nowhere

Visited the famous bridge to nowhere in Bristol on a sunny Sunday after just having snowed the day before :)

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Image for story My new handle bars,  following my hip revision surgery

My new handle bars, following my hip revision surgery

Well guys that's me out of the game for a while, hopefully I will be back at it for the summer as my recovery starts at minus 6 weeks before I can load bare at all then the recovery really starts. ... read more

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IM HYBRID

FASTER FASTER I GO WITH FAST DOWN ROAD NOW A MEAN MAN SAYS GET A HYBRID WELL FLY AROUND ON THAT THEN FASTER FASTER.

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Image for story Christmas ride

Christmas ride

Headed over to the Forest of Dean today for a ride with a friend on my retro Marin Shoreline Mountain Bike. We made the route up as we went along and was surprised to see the strava route map whic... read more

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Image for story 1000 miles before end of year completed.

1000 miles before end of year completed.

So happy to complete my goal before December. I'm not stopping though gotta keep them legs working right through winter hopefully. New year and a new goal to come.

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Image for story Cycle September

Cycle September

That's a wrap on Cycle September!! I've been tracking my cycling for a month now with Love to Ride and I am pretty flabbergasted at the results... I managed to smash my goal of 230 miles this mo... read more

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Image for story Gin and Tonic in the Yorkshire Wolds

Gin and Tonic in the Yorkshire Wolds

The purpose of the ride was to check out a new cafe and take advantage of a sunny day. The ride had already been postponed due to a day of relentless rain. The highlight of the day had to be th... read more

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Image for story Completing a wheelie spe-shell 100km ride in a day!

Completing a wheelie spe-shell 100km ride in a day!

Took on a challenge recently to tick off all the Durrell big tortoises around the island in one ride. It was about 105km with around 1100m of climbing. There was 50 of them to mark off - as well ... read more

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Image for story New Cargo Bike Day

New Cargo Bike Day

Won a competition for a cargo bike - decided on the Yuba Kombi (non-electric), so far amazing bike, just waiting on the cargo carrying kit to arrive!

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SHARK INFESTION WATERS

IVE BEEN TO BLACKPOOL AND SEEN A SHARK 400 TON GT WHITE SAILING IN THE SEE I KNOW YOU CANT RIDE IN THE SEA BUT IF YOU GO TO LYTHAM YOU CAN RENT A BOAT THERE.

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I'm Retired & Vegan

I've always had a Bike but never new but last November i purchased a Electric Maintain bike just before my 70th birthday having moved to Forest 2 years before i try to go out most days unless it's ... read more

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Image for story ooops, got a bit carried away! Pt 2

ooops, got a bit carried away! Pt 2

What a view, definitely worth a few lumps and bumps, oh and a sore bum x

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Personal challenge

I have set myself a challenge, and I need your help! Throughout the month of August I plan to ride everyday on my bike, and if the weather is too bad, on a static bike in the gym until I reach a t... read more

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Advice for how to regain confidence

I’m new to riding the past couple of months and in the space of a month I’ve been hit by car twice second time I came off and now I have lost my confidence, does anyone have any advice on how to ge... read more

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Image for story Trinity Hospice Charity Ride - Fylde Coast 2023

Trinity Hospice Charity Ride - Fylde Coast 2023

A great turn out with the Fylde Coasters Cycling Club, supporting their local charity. The Club is free to join. We meet at weekends rear of The Elk, in Poulton-le-Fylde and also do mid week meande... read more

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Image for story 75 km and Bike + Rider = 127 years

75 km and Bike + Rider = 127 years

This year I'm upping my game and putting myself outside my comfort zone. I'm not going to climb Monte Zoncolan or Alpe d'Huez but I am going to ride more organised rides instead of just heading out... read more

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Image for story The Tweed Run - Saturday, 29th April 2023

The Tweed Run - Saturday, 29th April 2023

During a visit to London on Saturday, 29th April 2023, I happened to witness a quirky sight. A mass of dapperly dressed men, women, and children cycling through the city streets, only to discover t... read more

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My Bike story

I've been riding bikes since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Then I grew up and learned to drive. Drove everywhere and heavily relied on my car, even for those short distances to the local shops.... read more

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Image for story Getting the bike serviced ready for The Monsal Trail

Getting the bike serviced ready for The Monsal Trail

Took my bike to Lincoln Station for Jimmy the Bike mechanic to service the bike ready for my next Youtube video 'The Monsal Trail' It was night and day after it was service on how crucial it is... read more

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Getting a new bike tomorrow

I have two bikes, but I'm getting another - my oldest bike is 20 this year and getting a bite rickety. Both my current bikes have done Lands End to John O'Groats with me, once in 2004 then in 2018.... read more

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I have started a petition to encourage cycling

I used to live in a first floor flat. I couldn't have had an electric bike, because I couldn't get it up the stairs. I still don't dare go shopping on my bike for fear of theft whilst I am in the s... read more

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I want to get out on my bike😷😷😷😷😭😭😭😭

We had a break to gran canaria for 7 days and I really looked forward to having a good ride out on my bike when I got home but when I got home I felt unwell did a test and guess what? Yes covid has... read more

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Image for story Cycling holiday with public transport

Cycling holiday with public transport

We decided to cycle The Hebridean Way this year and use public transport to get to and from the start. We had pre-booked the train from Dyce to Oban and 18 tickets to proof it (for 2 of us)! So w... read more

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This was crazy...

At a cycle park, well, me and my brother managed to race against each other, but then we heard screaming. We realised it was our sister rushing behind us... Thankfully, with our bikes, we managed t... read more

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Image for story 20,000 miles

20,000 miles

This is Robert. Robert cycles several times a week with us at simplycycling. Since he started his journey he has recorded every mile in a hand written journal. We had a little presentation to celeb... read more

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Falling in love with cycling during the winter

I started cycling about 18 months ago as a means of getting to work. At first I was afraid, I was petrified .... but the more I started cycling, the more confidence I grew, the more you start to re... read more

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Image for story Winter Wheeler winner £100!

Winter Wheeler winner £100!

I was delighted to hear that I was picked as one of the winners for the winter wheelers! Thank you so much, @lovetoride. This came at a time when I needed a pick-me-up due to a back injury. With th... read more

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Best wishes for 2024

Best wishes and happy cycling for 2024 everyone.

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Brrrrr

That was a chilly little commute this morning! Took a slightly different route to stay within the the houses rather than out on the exposed coast and found out it's all uphill!! Glad I've ordered... read more

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60 by 60

I do not consider myself to be particularly fit, I have arthritis in one knee and allergic asthma (tough to cycle when the pollen is blowing on my face ) So if you see wobbly cyclist, wheezing a... read more

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Image for story Winning a cycle safety award

Winning a cycle safety award

I was 12 when I won a local cycling award for safety. I went on to attend a regional competition in Fleetwood. I have enjoyed cycling since my tricycle, small wheeled bike, tracker bit like a Chop... read more

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Image for story The best lights ever

The best lights ever

The S33N lights are so great! Bristol business and super unique. They can’t be stolen, can’t fall off and the AA battery keeps them simple and helps us be more efficient consumers. When my last lig... read more

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Image for story Time to replace

Time to replace

Worn out the freewheel and chain, so went to fit new and found the axle had broke, must be good quick release to hold it all together. so 4,500 mile on the axle. had to nip to bike shop bought axle... read more

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Back to work after holiday

I have missed my bike so much whilst on holiday! Not the grown up kids or the dog....my bike. Back to it tomorrow, hopefully I can also lose some of the many pounds I have gained too!

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Image for story My First Audax

My First Audax

🚴🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️🚴🏻♀️So - here it is in writing - so I am committed ( or maybe I should be committed 🤪🤪🤪). I have signed up to my first Audax. The Yorkshire Wolds 50k on the 12th August - on my own as Chr... read more

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Image for story No work today, but cycled anyway

No work today, but cycled anyway

My most enjoyable ride since I got back from France, despite not quite missing all the showers.

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Image for story ooops, got a bit carried away!

ooops, got a bit carried away!

Out riding last week around the Ardnamurchan Peninsular and managed to rock out my bottom bracket, snap clean off the stem of the frame for the post, but philips screwdriver and some cable ties, th... read more

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Cyclist Playlist

At Tim Isle's and Dave Burgess's suggestion and inspiration here is a playlist of bicycle/cycling related tunes to keep you entertained whilst out and about... (Band then Tune) Stereophonics - Pe... read more

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Cycling is for young, old and middle aged

I've been cycling since i learned to ride about the age of five, which gives me 65 years of cycling, I've noticed the down turn in the standard of driving and state of roads but will not stop me cy... read more

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Early help hub ride to our conversation conference!

Today the early help hub attended the our conversation conference. It was decided that we would commute as a group, which was an thoroughly enjoyable and team building experience! Both experienced ... read more

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Back on my bike again

Six months after becoming very poorly with covid I am back on my bike. I have had to switch to an e-bike to help manage my loss of fitness and ongoing covid recovery. Was so lovely to get out on it... read more

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Beginning looking for advice

I’m new to electric bikes and I’m just looking for tips to save me from falling off again , what’s the best way to come down a hill 😆 got a little scared when coming down one and braked and the bac... read more

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Image for story Picnicking

Picnicking

When I want inspiration to head out on a solo ride I choose somewhere I would like to have a picnic. I check the map, plan a route using quiet lanes, pack some food and head out on a mini adventure.

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Image for story Top Cycling Tip - leg shaving for pros

Top Cycling Tip - leg shaving for pros

Many people mistakenly think that a pro cyclist technique is to shave both legs to increase aerodynamic efficiency and on-bike speed. This is wrong. A true pro only shaves one leg so that when h... read more

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Image for story South Lanarkshire College - E Cargo Trike Launch

South Lanarkshire College - E Cargo Trike Launch

Hi all, Had a great bit of craic today launching SLC's E Cargo Trike, as part of our sustainability initiative. Special thanks for South Lanarkshire Council, and Phil Jones from Recyke-a-bi... read more

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Image for story I'M BACK, Stay away Covid

I'M BACK, Stay away Covid

YES back on my bike today after holiday and coming home with covid. 3 weeks of yearning for a bike ride. I really enjoyed my steady ride out but 12 mile felt like 22mile 😥. It may take a while t... read more

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Image for story Fall in love with bike riding !

Fall in love with bike riding !

My story began when I first went on a Tour the Polongne to see how the cyclists ride. Then I got inspiration and said that I have to start riding too. I remember that day I got many gifts from the... read more

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