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Image for story UNDER THE COLD MOON

UNDER THE COLD MOON

I'm being followed by a moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Leaping and hopping on a moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Moonshadow, moonshadow Songwriter: Islam Yusuf ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Miles for Doddie

Miles for Doddie

I have set a challenge a month this year including Miles for Doddie in Jan to completing 1000 miles, the King Alfreds Way, and culminating in the NC500 in August. In between all that I will be doin... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Live Life Now.

I've always loved cycling. All my life. I cycled to and from school. I've cycled for charity. I've cycled for fun and fitness. As I got older and recreational time seemed to get shorter, I cycled l... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Image for story From zero to hero

From zero to hero

I started riding again this year after 18 years, mostly to deal with anxiety due to my Dad's illness and also challenges at work and migration stress, and this all unfortunately then turned into gr... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story First ride to nursery

First ride to nursery

Took my son to nursery by bike for the first time. Getting an ebike has given me the confidence to ride with him

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Almost there.....

Almost there.....

2021 has been a tough year, work from home no reason to cycle, no commute to work.....set myself a goal, "Ride every day".... was easy to start with lots of enthusiasm much like when you join a gym... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Last commute of 2021

Last commute of 2021

Last commute of 2021

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Cycling to Survive!

Cycling to Survive!

I am a Brain Cancer Survivor. I cycle after after a foot/leg injury led to diagnosis of a Brain Tumor then Cancer. After an Awake Craniotomy in 2013 i took up cycling as i cant do much impact ac... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Fietsen bevalt erg goed

Fietsen bevalt erg goed

In juli 2020 vorig jaar kocht ik een tweedehands e-bike voor woon-werkverkeer. De afstand enkele reis is 26 KM en gaat voor een deel door mooi buitengebied. Ik koos voor een tweedehands fiets omdat... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Why the whistle?

Why the whistle?

I always carry one because I ride in a lot of remote areas where mobile phone coverage isn't always the best. Can be pretty invaluable in alerting people or helping emergency services locate you in... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Cycling UK meets Colin Bird

Cycling UK meets Colin Bird

Wanting a couple of MTB bicycle frames, I ventured down to the Walsall Bike Project workshop. Once there, I shared of my Led Ride Leader Qualifications and earned a position with Cycling UK. Afte... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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The sweet silence

Ahhh, casting my mind back to March 2020, I remember it was heaven for bikes. No wait at the lights, serenity on the streets, just me and nature. Kids also using the streets for biking and skateboa... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

Image for story Xmas Social Ride - Birmingham

Xmas Social Ride - Birmingham

Birmingham!!! Join us for a #Xmas social #ride & snowman trail #walk on Tuesday 21st Dec, Group Ride - meet Hamdsworth park 1pm or make your own way into City Centre and meet us at Snowhi... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Sunny December Sunday

Sunny December Sunday

Great company on my Sunday ride down the coast stopping at Mablethorpe for a coffee. Turned into a warmer day than we thought so sat outside and soaked up the sunshine

Topic: A happy riding memory

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another gorgeous morning

Yes, had a driver second back from the cross street tryin' to pretend I wasn't there and going straight (he's turning right but the car in front has to go first...) but no, you don't want to hit m... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Cycle-wear for commuters

Summer Commute Cycling - Bike; Sunglasses; Shorts & T-shirt. Winter Commute Cycling - Bike; Lights; Extra Lights; Extra - Extra lights; Hi-Vis Jacket; Hi-Vis Gloves, Trousers, Shoes, Socks, Sc... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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ride in.the rain!

while.riding the Great Allegheny Passage in Sept. 2021 my bike partner and I were prepared for any weather..except really cold. the third day was forecast to be rainy all day (and it was). there ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story #TreeByBike ๐ŸŒง๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ’š

#TreeByBike ๐ŸŒง๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ’š

A soggy, but fun #TreeByBike this year. It's now officially Christmas!

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story I learnt to ride for my 52nd birthday

I learnt to ride for my 52nd birthday

My daughter lent my a bike and challenged me to learn to ride for my 52nd birthday in June 2020. It took me about month before I could get the hang of pedalling and staying upright. Then there was ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story The total riding experiance

The total riding experiance

My wife Jo and I have been riders for many years and a lot of them have been "CAR FREE"! Weither by choice or situation doesn't matter, it gives us a chance to show that yes, you can live without a... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story 140miler...

140miler...

No Matter What, Let Nothing Get In Ur Way...Ride Ur Way To D Top ๐Ÿ˜‰ If Other's Don't Turn Up, Don't Cancel, Just Go With Whoever Is Available. Nothing Is Impossible, Especially If You Put Ur ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Winter ridingโ€ฆ.

Iโ€™d forgotten just how much fun it is getting wet and blown around out thereโ€ฆ what a great day to go out - and an even better day to appreciate getting home!!

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story 13.32 Kilometre Led ride Tour, WMPCCC

13.32 Kilometre Led ride Tour, WMPCCC

Using the old canal and railway sidings here in Willenhall. Please follow link to see our journey(s) [address removed]

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Ride ur bike

In 2021 yk its gd to ride ur bike

Topic: Other

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Image for story Best ride of the year

Best ride of the year

To celebrate a friend's 50th we decided to try e-mountain biking. What an amazing day we had, we hired the bikes and booked a guide which was a great move. We all had such a brilliant day and were ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Wet and windy

Wet and windy

I decided to go for a ride today the weather was mizzale to start with then the wind picked up of course it was a head wind the roads was flooded so up with the feet and splash through and hopefull... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story My New Tricycle

My New Tricycle

This is my new Trike-bike Tricycle, my old Tricycle got into a bit of a bad shape and this new one was an early Christmas gift so I can continue riding around/shopping! Really helpful as I need it ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Christmas Day Sunrise

Christmas Day Sunrise

Cycled up the Suie, in Aberdeenshire, to catch the sunrise on Christmas morning. (Actually caught it twice, after descending to the valley and seeing the sun crest the hills).

Topic: Other

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Image for story it stopped raining :)

it stopped raining :)

I decided to head out to work because there's COVID testing there. A line out the door still and people just kept showing up -- open 9 to 4 and it was 2:30. Like last week, first - timers in ... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

Christmas Day downpour

Iโ€™d planned a longer bike excursion on Saturday but the weather was just horrible, with persistent rain, dark and with poor visibility. On this route, there are some effective way points which appr... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Christmas Day shift

Christmas Day shift

Getting ready for a 12 hour Christmas Day shift, hand over at 8am. Commuting on my Brompton a 7 mile trip, hoping the rain stops before I leave. Happy Christmas everyone

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Can we please get over The Auckland Harbour Bridge?

Can we please get over The Auckland Harbour Bridge?

I have dreamt for the last 30 years that I could just leave my house in Northcote Point and take my bike over The Auckland Harbour Bridge to the CBD for my work. Now that I am retired I still canno... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Don't put off checking those brakes!

My Christmas present this year is injured ribs and bruises after coming off my bike yesterday! I knew my brakes weren't great but I'd been putting off getting them checked. I'd urge anyone to get t... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Bikes at The Brewery - Birmingham

Bikes at The Brewery - Birmingham

Birmingham - SAVE THE DATE - Sunday 9th January - Free cycling event @ Attic Brew Co. Including free bike checks, led ride, route finding and bike maintenance session ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿป

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Linking up Community Parks through Led Rides.

Linking up Community Parks through Led Rides.

I have been helping out (Assisting) with a few community parks here in the West Midlands. I was approached to lead a project which looked after the Learn to Ride beginners (cycling). Here, I intr... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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the moon and the stars and planets

Okay, the extra ride at lunch was only okay -- cruising on the highest traffic road in the county meant having to act like a "savvy cyclist," but since it's a college town and they're on break, the... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Went for a ride today

I stopped regularly riding distances on roads in 2018. Since then, I've been out by myself on a few rides of 20 or so miles but the main use for my road bike has been my commute. I love cycling ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Back in the saddle

I tested positive for Covid back in November so was out of action for 11 days. I suffered mentally, not even having the option to go out was hard for me. I'd cycled 736 days without missing a beat ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Put in my place.

Mid December and it was a cold grey day. The narrow lane made it difficult to avoid the thorn hedge cuttings. My mind was on punctures. I glanced off to the left a flash of red-brown. A kestrel e... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Spreading Festive Cheer

Spreading Festive Cheer

6 of us from our Cycling group of Friends decided to get dressed up and cycle around Morecambe, to do a tour of the houses that were decorated. We all went above and beyond with the outfits and li... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Ride the lights

Ride the lights

Especially with friendd

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Riding to volunteer at DWT Uppacott Wood

Riding to volunteer at DWT Uppacott Wood

Learning to cycle means I can volunteer on nature reserves. There are no nature reserves within walking distance of our home in Chulmleigh. Learning to ride last year has increased my opportunities... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Image for story Great day out

Great day out

Lovely day riding today. I wanted to find a route that I had found last year , so went out and found it. Great sunshine easy riding.

Topic: Other

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Image for story riding to Mt Eden

riding to Mt Eden

I just went to my roomie's work just today at the Time Out Book Store, I just loved riding my bike and every once a day I do ride bike sometimes I go to my sister to Babysit my newphy and helping ... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Find a Cycling Group in Birmingham

Find a Cycling Group in Birmingham

At the weekend I had a fab time riding with Joyful Bellas & Fellas ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ˜€ Weather you are new to cycling or just struggling to get out on those colder days riding with a group can help! Weโ€™re so lu... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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nice ride in

5am start so bike out & work inside 30 mins. Nice shower then ready for the day

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story A Bicycle Towing Hack to Remember.

A Bicycle Towing Hack to Remember.

Hi folks, Recovering from a head injury, unable to drive, I was challenged with a 'very' different task to enable me to get my child there and back to school. So, I made a bicycle hitch which ena... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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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

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Out and about

Out and about

Lovely afternoon ride today. Weather chilly ๐Ÿฅถ but glorious sunshine ๐ŸŒž the whole way on the route. No snow or rain also a bonus. Trying out different routes in local area.

Topic: Other

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