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My best friend, who is a mother, teacher, triathlete, runner, Ironman, baker and all around wonderful person contracted a virus in her heart in 2017 and her life changed forever. She lived with 2 V... read more

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Riding can sometimes be a solo experience...no one there to see you flying over the handle, bars, walking home with a flat tyre, spiking your shin on the peddles, p*** wet through! cryin to yoursel... read more

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When my bestie had her first bike ride in years, we planned it so we could do a short ride to get dinner. It was a tough ride, and she had to get off and push a few times, but we made it to the res... read more

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I have over 30 years cycling experience and a keen member of a local club. Unfortunately cycling in the dark commuting and similar carries additional risks. Purchase as powerful a rear light... read more

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To keep cycling all year round have added a few things to keep me safe. A 500 lumen rechargeable front light. The one I have has a power meter on top so I know has plenty of power reserve. Option... read more

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Nigel Howard #LightTheNight

I started commuting by bike to work about 5 years ago when I first moved to the UK. I got given a very old purple mountain bike by one of our regulars in the pub where I worked. It was a very espec... read more

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Back in 2018 , through no fault of my own I was hit by a large vehicle and suffered a dislocated collar bone, among other injuries. I was off my bike for over 6 months and it was a long painful roa... read more

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Encouraged by my daughter to get back cycling. This photo shows us both out today on the Carrington Moss Estate. This is a beautiful place to get outdoors and take in the Natural beauty that surr... read more

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Any day - any amount of miles - is a good day in the saddle. Anytime outside is a good day in the saddle. Get out of the house - look up - saddle up, and enjoy the ride!

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Cycling UK Stevenage have loved using Love to Ride, its really motivated us to keep cycling and to do a few more miles in these last few months (including Cycle September). We are now doing a Novem... read more

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On September 20th I was 77 years old. I live in the On Top of the World community in Ocala, Florida. The people I know that ride here have a custom of ridding your age. I practiced for a while and ... read more

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After retiring from Army I lost my purpose in life. It was hard to function let alone get off the couch. I reached 300lbs and little to no motivation. I started to ride around the neighborhood and ... read more

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8 WEAR A HELMET, ALWAYS Please, please wear a helmet! There is no excuse to not be wearing one. One doesn’t wear them for fashion. They’re there to protect your head. (There are some horrific inju... read more

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Mahesh Patel So true, I had a fall whilst trying to corner on wet leaves, thank God for the helmet....

I have been riding with a group from Mt Dora, Fl called the Covid Cruisers. The group started riding together in March and has grown from a few to over 20 riders now. Our ages range from early 50’... read more

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Rozann Abato So happy to ride by your side. You are a COVID Cruiser inspiration!

I live in Brighton and work between Brighton and Hayward’s Heath hospitals and have traditionally always cycled to Brighton and driven to Hayward’s Heath. My husband, a keen environmentalist and pa... read more

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Since retiring in 2012 and ditching the car in 2013 I have enjoyed cycling, the past three years on my Scott Hybrid but this year the arthritis in my knees has made cycling uncomfortable so against... read more

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We go from strength to strength with more enthusiastic ladies wanting to get back to riding. Today we had a successful cycle around the local park for the "Wibbler's" not quite ready for the longer... read more

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Our company was unable to join Cycle September in any formal manner, but that didn’t stop us. We created Strava groups all round the world and then joined them up to a Global group too. Toget... read more

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Growing up I always stayed active. I was either playing baseball or football with friends. Then as I got older I began playing organized sports. After high school I joined the Army and was still... read more

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Nanci Balassone Wonderful article! Great journey!

Finally, some cool weather returning. This is Stevens Canyon Reservoir with some morning fog. Yes, it's fog and not smoke. This was part of a 13.5 mile loop starting from Cupertino, up Stevens C... read more

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During a fabulous 9 day break in Northumberland I manged to encourage my wife out on several rides around Bambrugh. On 1 occasion we even rode to Holy Island and back. The cycling helped make ou... read more

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Great prizes to be won! Including bikes, back packs; adventures trips; restaurant vouchers and so much more. If they haven't rode much and or want to particiapte in riding opportunities, check out... read more

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Across SLHD there are bike parking facillities see your site's Transport Access Guides for end of trip facilities: Balmain Canterbury Concord RPAH SLHD Community Centres have their own TAG... read more

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We pedal a lot at night. But now even without our headlights and tail lights turned off, I feel safer. We made home made flag pole lights and they work great too They can see me now! @ibactive... read more

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!
Cherie Walkowiak Add a picture! I need to see these flag pole lights.

A big thanks to Love to Ride, BMC, and all of my supportive team members at Rossi Group!! This friendly initiative has given Rossi team members a way to encourage and be together as we continue to ... read more

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In October 2020 I joined the love to ride florida Challenge. I was inspired by the organizations objective of promoting cycling for health and environmental considerations. During the month long ch... read more

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Motivated my mates for a ride beyond their limits on an early Sunday morning. From Oldham to Bury. To local authority areas in less than 3 hours there and back.

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I live in WSM. Not commuting right now as I'm WFH, but I head out for a 'virtual commute' ride or walk at the start/ end of work to break up the day. This is Brean Down, seen from Weston's wide, tr... read more

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#Light The Night, Inspired me to dig out the lights and get them recharged, then head for the wonder that is Canada Wood Trails, Callendar Estate, Falkirk. Not only was it dark, it was foggy too. ... read more

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I’m a Breeze Champion and for the last 2 or 3 years I’ve led a Thursday night, hilly ride which has proved popular with a core group of die hard riders. We motivate each other and our fitness has g... read more

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After a miserable day on Saturday where it rained all day we decided to brave the rain on Sunday morning and go for a bike ride from Woodbury to Topsham, a 4+ mile journey mostly on cycle paths. ... read more

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Spent the day @ Arcadia's BikeFest - that's motorcycles - sharing safe cycling tips and talking to parents and children about wearing helmets correctly. Thanks to Denise McCalister from MADD for sh... read more

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Heb de indruk dat het gaat om de kracht van herhaling. Dit is een geweldig initiatief om mensen meer in beweging te zetten maar we zullen het vast moeten houden. Meerjarenplanning met elke maand e... read more

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Any day - any amount of miles - is a good day in the saddle. Anytime outside is a good day in the saddle. Get out of the house - look up - saddle up, and enjoy the ride!

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I love to ride on Florida's clay roads and the annual Dirty Pecan ride is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to join cyclists of all ages and abilities on some of the prettiest "roads less traveled" in no... read more

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When I was a child growing up in West Virginia, I would ride my bike all day long until the sun went down. That was long ago. In this time of "extended personal space" I have restarted my love affa... read more

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We live in Brighton and my daughter goes to the orthodontist in Hailsham. In the past we drove as there isn’t a train station in Hailsham. Since making the family decision to ditch the car during l... read more

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I did it! Woohoo! 50 days of riding! This is how this challenge came about. I decided to take part in the [address removed] #CycleSeptember challenge. I only really awoke to the idea on the 15t... read more

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Ik ben een held op sokken, dus ik wil wel van die kekke fietssokken. Maar om die te winnen moet ik een verhaal delen. Nu ben ik wel een fietser maar geen goede schrijver. Verder is het zonde van m... read more

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Fietscoach Mirjam A Beste Pien, bedankt voor je verhaal. Wij vinden een persoonlijk verhaal helemaal geen tijdverspilling hoor. We hopen juist ... read more

I started commuting to work when my daughters went to senior school, I thought they’d ride their bikes to school but it wasn’t ‘cool’. Fast forward 12 years and they are both working, they don’t al... read more

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I had to deliver a copy of my sons cd (The Roke), local leaflets and a wet suit around Linlithgow. Usually I wouldn't think twice about jumping into the car and whizzing round to drop them off. ... read more

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Each year, many of us are challenged to ride more and get healthier by taking part in the National Bike Challenge. And although many already have great regular cycling habits in place and look forw... read more

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Though I take measures to ride safely and make myself visible, I was sideswiped by a vehicle Sunday morning (October 4) during an early morning ride. The good news - the driver did stop and help m... read more

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Kenneth Macomber Heal up fast my friend! Keep looking up! Ken.
Devansh Soni Get well soon ! Thanks for the safety post

I've been bike commuting for 5+ years. A stolen Specialized, a New Schwinn Hybrid, then a trip to Amsterdam flipped my switch! How about a Cargo Bike. Months of research and another month of wai... read more

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I live in Cupertino and really enjoy biking! It's a good way for me to relax and get some exercise. I like biking to a park with my family and biking close to our houses with my neighbor. In my opi... read more

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When people ask me why I love riding so much it’s hard to give a wheely short answer! Perhaps first and foremost it’s a great fitness activity that you can incorporate into and around your daily co... read more

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Watch this space for - workers cycling to and from RPA to Coogee

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I'm the team captain on the Madison Bikes Love to Ride group. To keep our group motivated (not that they really need that...) we did a little prize drawing at the end of Madison Bike Week: A handma... read more

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I spent Sunday afternoon in Imperial Beach giving out some free bike helmets and assorted safety gear as part of the #IBactive Scavenger Hunt. We had more than 150 teams sign up to play and the pho... read more

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#IBActive scavenger hunts has been a really fun way for me to show my family around and explore IB even more. Getting out and being active❤️-AmandaPBToast

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Sylvie Froncek bonus points!