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I set myself a challenge, learned to unicycle during corona (a life ambition). Bought a bigger wheel so if possible I could unicycle to work 5.5 miles :) for an absolute laugh. Today I done it! #cy... read more

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hi, I have a serious back injury with a spinal cord stimulator fitted. I have implants consisting of computers and batteries sewn inside my spine to relieve pain. Cycling and spinning my legs seems... read more

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Jayson Taylor So pleased you were able to find an exercise that not only helps with your injury, but also your mental health! 👍🏻🚴‍♂️

I started cycling during the lockdown in March 2020. One day for some reason I decided to go on a short early morning ride. After the ride I felt great, so motivated and energised. So I thought the... read more

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Steve Clayton Fantastic! Well done you. Very inspirational story.

Took the fam to explore some of the Eastside trails (starting at Quanah Parker Park). Oldest son gave Gateway MTB trails a try- first of many, I’m sure!

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Heather Laminack #DistrictCruise

It took me a while to want to leave my house at all during the pandemic. I did not show up well for myself in the beginning and my mind got the best of me for longer than I would like to admit. I h... read more

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Matt Miller Well said Meggan! I'm right there with you. Funky days can be eclipsed by even a short pedal in the neighborhood. Move... read more

5 of us rode out this Sunday and did 40 miles. We all stayed 2 meters apart from each other. Stopped at the café at Hatton World near Warwick. Used a mask to go in and order coffee and cake and the... read more

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COVID threw off a lot of our plans this summer, but we decided to go through with our trip to Colorado. It's easy to socially isolate in the mountains...just don't forget to bring your bike! #Distr... read more

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Managed a first socially distanced meet up with my family and took the youngest two grandaughters 3 and 5 for a ride along Tiverton canal. Can't post video on here so if you want to see it head ac... read more

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This isn't a correction about my performance on the ride I completed the other day, as recorded under the substantive title above; and all the stats shown therein are accurate. But, although no o... read more

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I started cycling again about 3 years as I was training for a sprint triathlon which included 10km ride. At 55 I hadn't cycled much since I was 18! Found I enjoyed being out and about again even on... read more

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Great to be save distance riding with my club members, didn’t realise how much I’d missed them

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Mamhead Hill, a 1.5 mile climb, approached from the 'C' road from Starcross, is located 6 miles from my home in Dawlish, and I use these six miles to gently 'warm up' for The Climb. Mamhead Hi... read more

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Usually cycle to work a couple of times per week but working from home has stopped that. Needing some sort of inspiration and along came a post from RAF Museum about the #hurricane80kchallenge (#2 ... read more

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We recently took delivery of Jeremy Hilary Boob, as we have called him. A big yellow cargo bike, or "sports utility bike" (SUB). I've wanted one for many years. During the Coronavirus lockdown I ... read more

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#ExploreByBike So over lockdown I start exploring so new route on my mountain bike and f oik and found myself riding around the foot paths around marwel zoo. I never realised there were paths tha... read more

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As a Registered Nurse and mother of extremely vulnerable daughter. Cycling has kept us fit and healthy during the Coronavirus Era. Cycling on the beautiful country side of Carrington Moss.

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#ExploreByBike I had to drop something off at my work so I cycled to check out the new cycle lanes that have recently been installed on The Avenue in Southampton. Instead of using the pavement, th... read more

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I use my bike to commute daily so this stopped in March when we all began working from home due to COVID19. For the first few weeks I didn't use my bike but then found my hip was letting me down s... read more

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My ulterior objective for today's untimed training ride (apart from noting the start and finish times for the purposes of my Ride Report), was to collect a handsome hardbook book on canals from th... read more

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I love bandannas and use them as my towel, sweat band, washcloth, cooling pad on back of neck, napkin, dish towel, dish rag, handkerchief, and face mask. So many uses! Just like a bicycle :-)

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Following on from health issues whilst not technically 'shielding' I have been more than socially distancing. So really happy for a change of scene, if not a change of company, last week and a chan... read more

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Early one morning whilst out for an early morning pootle along Morecambe Prom (deservedly popular with all types of cyclists), I spotted that even our Eric Morecambe statue was sporting some PPE. W... read more

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With the COVID Quarantine, it's been a couch potato spring for me. I finally decided I needed to get back on the bike and explore Sun Prairie. I told Linda (wife) I was headed out for a ride. I ... read more

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Chelsea Alventosa Way to get back in the saddle, Chuck!
Bobbi Tobin Good Job!

I have moved house during the lockdown and now my commute is a bit more scenic than the canals of West London...

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I went around Blaise Castle Estate after cycling there via the Henbury Lodge entrance. This takes you past the Timber Lodge and Wood,an’s cottage. You can then visit the House, and cycle all the wa... read more

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Being a Nurse needed to spend this Era looking after my physical and mental health. Have lived in the area for many years and never have taken the time out to cycle this beautiful green space. It... read more

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The Covid-19 situation has been the only reason I have ended up finding a new and picturesque route between Helmshore in Rossendale and Stubbins near Ramsbottom. I have since found out that it is ... read more

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100 for Guide Dogs is a challenge where the participant can choose to Run100, Cycle100 or Swim100 between 1 July and 30 November. For the cycling event the individual can choose how they want to co... read more

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I’ve worked out my whole life but once the gyms were shut down I had to take my workout outdoors. I happen to know some of those crazy cyclists that ride daily and had my indoor bike so I thought... read more

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David Nelms Awesome job! No doubt, cycling makes extended use of lots of muscles. Cycling is a much better workout than people realiz... read more

Part of the joy of gravel bikes is that you can ride a long distance and still have the capacity to explore. So, “I wonder where...” immediately becomes “Let’s see where... that track/bridleway/gap... read more

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During the lock down my two girls age 6 and 10 wanted to go and socially distance visit their grandma. As un necessary car rides were under scrutiny we decided that we could cycle there. This was... read more

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As a NHS Volunteer Responder during this Covid 19 crisis I have been using my bicycle to collect prescriptions from the two chemists in South Molton Devon and deliver to vunerable persons who have ... read more

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Matthew Hodder Brilliant, keep up the good work

Meeting midway is about visiting more distant friends safely. We get social again, planning to meet-up & picnic in unfamiliar territory. Our two brothers travel by bike to meet for the first time s... read more

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David Overton Hmm, it loses a certain "je ne sais quoi" when the you tube reference is removed! Search SplashMaps on YouTube an... read more

I ride fairly regularly-3 or 4 times a week. I thought l knew my local area.l used to set out on a known route looking to improve my time. Coronovirus lockdown meant events were cancelled. I start... read more

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Bedfordshire is Redford with bridle and permissive paths which are great for gravel and mountain biking. They can be used to get to and from spectacular bike parks and exclusive mountain biking ter... read more

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After being in lockdown & isolation for 3 months my friend & I both in our sixties decided to plan an epic cycle to celebrate our release. We chose to complete a full loop of the Avon cycle way whi... read more

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Deborah Hanks What an accomplishment well done.

In an attempt to social distance away from busy roads and routes I looked at the map and planned a route down some bridleways I'd not explored before. Had to deal with a very overgrown route at tim... read more

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While being confined to the area around my home on the edge of Bristol has been a great excuse to explore. From the cycle path taking a slightly different exit i have discovered the common at mango... read more

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rode to park #ExploreByBike

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Working from home for 3 months now, the temptation is for my work and home to merge, the edges of when one starts and the other ends have become blurred. So I have started cycling "to work". I go... read more

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Trust me to choose the hottest day of the year (so far; June 25th) to go on one of my timed training rides! For those readers interested in ride and performance stats, a summary of these follow... read more

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Steven Hills Sorry! Clicked on 'high fives' icon in error.

I'd like to focus and share some of the many positive aspects of 'Lockdown' that I have enjoyed and experienced. Noticing and listening intently to the dawn and evening chorus of the many differen... read more

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Louise Buckley-Simms I definitely share these thoughts during lock down! I normally cycle purely to get from A-B and not really for leisure, so ... read more

I've always enjoyed cycling, but never got into a regular routine of taking the bike out. It's always been a little spontaneous "Shall we go for a bike ride?" when the fancy took me or my husband.... read more

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When COVID hit and I made it through the initial shock wave, I started looking for ways to help Santa Cruz community members in need. Food access was top of mind, especially in those early days of ... read more

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Gina Morimoto Awesome!!! Great job!
Meggan Wenbourne Yay Matt! Thanks for being such a positive person in this community. We are all better people for knowing you.

Was it already 11 months since I had last done my Brampford Speke and Thorverton training circuit? Conditions today idyllic with a refreshing breeze. This circuit served as a warm-up for my time... read more

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Just over 700 miles rode since the Coronavirus out brake lockdown and I can crashing off my bike. Thankfully no broken bones just a slight buckled wheel and cuts & burses. All part of the fun of cy... read more

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During our time at home, our bike rides are sometimes the best part of the day! #RediscoverRiding

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Sylvie Froncek I totally agree! Nice to see you riding!!

As a member of the fundraising team for St. Andrew's, I am always inspired to learn of the amazing challenges people take on to support their local hospice. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak we reall... read more

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I love working from home because it means I can shower easily after a bike ride "to work" I have ridden much more than I would otherwise - thanks to all the support on this web site!

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At the start off lockdown I chose to keep heading out each morning and get in the mileage I would have cycled to work. As time went by I persuaded my partner that we should head out on the weekend... read more

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Sean Cooper i quite agree that the avenue needs a cycle lane of sorts and the current situation is great. i would not want to go back ... read more