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Image for story Feel alive with a Sensory Overload!

Feel alive with a Sensory Overload!

#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

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story A challenge with a catch!

A challenge with a catch!

On Cycling UK's 'World's Biggest Bike Ride' day 2020 I set out to meet a longish-standing personal challenge. A few years ago when approaching retirement, I determined to use my bike more and my... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Improvise

Improvise

On my way to bike store for selfie I decided to do the rocky hill. I call it rocky hill after rocky when he ran up the steps as it's such an achievement. It's pure pain and pleasure. nearly at 414 ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Are small e-cargo bikes the future?

Are small e-cargo bikes the future?

My car has been replaced by a small e-cargo bike ( I like to think of it as a utility bike) for almost all of my local journeys, and quite a few not so local trips too. My daughter has recently bou... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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get out there and see whats around you

i travel from bathgate to craigshill everyday and find the roads in a poor state full of dangerous pot holes they get full up when it rains and damages your bike the cycle path along starlaw road... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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John O'Groats to home

I wanted to do John O'Groats to Land's End during 2 holidays. In May 2021 I cycled with my husband from home to Land's End 339 miles in 5 days -weather rubbish -hail, wind, rain, thunder. In July... read more

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Brakes

A bicycle must be equipped with a brake that enables the operator to make the braked wheels skid on dry, level clean pavement. (Michigan Bicycle Law)

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Carrying Packages

A cyclist may not carry any package that prevents them from keeping both hands on the handlebars. (Michigan Bicycle Law)

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Image for story Back on the Saddle

Back on the Saddle

It’s been awhile since I’ve taken my beach cruiser out on the trail…and damn did it feel good. I miss the calm adrenaline I feel on the open road, the quiet joy that comes from peddling hard then s... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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King Alfreds Way

King Alfreds Way Between lockdowns last year my youngest son rode KAW (King Alfreds Way) with a friend, they did it rough camping and in three days. Being inspired and needing to plan some th... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Virtual STP for Special Operations Warrior Foundation

Virtual STP for Special Operations Warrior Foundation

This is my third STP ride, having ridden my 1st time in 2019 with my son Stephen, and I rode virtually last year. I live far off in Southern Ohio, and it was hard for me to find a training partner.... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Bucket List - Off-Road Duathlon

Bucket List - Off-Road Duathlon

I’ve done a little cyclocross races, road duathlons and triathlons but never raced off road on a mountain bike. Well at 65 years old I guess there was no better time than the present! Signed up fo... read more

Topic: Other

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Just ride

It's a Public Holiday Eve eventhough have been lock down for more than 2 months in my country. Just ride and explore around. A lot of changes in my resident rea

Topic: Other

Image for story Keeping it cool

Keeping it cool

For whatever reason, whenever I go a while without riding a bike I am always so nervous to get back on one. I use to be able to ride a bike with one or no hands. I was trying to get a selfie of mys... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Covid Vaccaination Meet

Met a Lady in line waiting for our Covid 19 Vaccination. As we started to talk she remarked about how fit I looked. Told her I ride a bike about 150 miles each week. She wanted to know more about b... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Does this really count as work

Does this really count as work

Me and my fellow Safe Routes Ambassador Program teammates all took the initiative to get out there and do a 3 mile ride for the last event we worked. MOGO provided us all bikes for no cost. It was ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Well done everyone for June Bike Challenge

Thank you Love to Ride for the June Bike Challenge and all those lovely prizes. Sad to say I had no luck in the raffles, but hey that is not what it is all about. I was trying not to be competiti... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Seeing the changes over time

Biking during CoVid-19 has been interesting. It started out with everything empty. Few or no cars and no one outside. Then after a few months seeing an uptick in construction which seemed to pop up... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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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

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Moist

When it's bucketing down with rain and it looks less than inviting outside it's hard to get out of the door on the bike. But if you can manage that first bit and the first five minutes when you are... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story TransKurnow 👍

TransKurnow 👍

TransKurnow - Proper Job👌 190 Devon & Cornish Miles. Stunning weather for #bikepacking 😉☀️ 💯 Greatest Climbs South West ✔️ Coombe Hill (Goon hilly) 25% 🥴 (steep corners!) Millook - 30%!!!... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Breast cancer now challenge when injured!!

Breast cancer now challenge when injured!!

After getting into cycling recently, I set myself a challenge...ride 300km in July for breast cancer now. I had rides planned, secured sponsors, got all excited...then disaster struck. My pet cat ... read more

Topic: Other

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RNLI Charity Ride

Purely by coincidence, it has been postponed twice due the pandemic, six of us have just completed a four day ride (26th.-29th. June) from Weston-Super-Mare to Padstow in support of the RNLI. Over... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Tour de Cornwall!

Tour de Cornwall!

My husband Harry & I have just completed the penultimate stage of our very own tour around Cornwall! We're cycling all around the peninsula with our our rucksacks on our backs, up & down th... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Route 5

Being part of the solution by biking to work using NCN route 5 through Stafford

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Double down

Double down

My wife and I recently decided that the car was for wimps. We put it forth that it was only for things impossible to do on a bike. I even go to get my homebrew supplies on a bike (55lb sack of grai... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Ride, spread joy and create art

Ride, spread joy and create art

Earley Panda cycles for a safe cycling campaign and male mental health awareness while spreading joy and creating GPS Doodles. Panda met Hooch (Captain Tom's dog) when Panda cycled to Captain To... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story It's a wildlife thing

It's a wildlife thing

Cycling in my local semi-rural area, sticking to cycle paths as much as possible, I’ve seen a few wonderful (in the literal sense) things. A few years ago I was commuting home at dusk. My route too... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Image for story Fueling my competitive spirit...

Fueling my competitive spirit...

Recently, as part of a volunteer group from my work, I had the opportunity to be a road marshal for a local series of criterium races. As I volunteered on the "most dangerous" corner because of th... read more

Topic: Other

Parental Supervision

The parent or guardian of a child shall not authorize or knowingly permit a child to violate any provision of the Michigan Vehicle Code. (Michigan Bicycle Law)

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Image for story Riding to School.

Riding to School.

I ride to school every day with my dad and brother. We have to be careful, watching out for cars, as we ride through our village. Cycling really helps with my fitness and my teachers are very h... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

Image for story One of my better rides today

One of my better rides today

I don’t believe that I have ever reached 215 mph on a ride before.

Topic: Other

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Image for story Getting back on the bike

Getting back on the bike

I've been a cyclist for many years and commuted regularly for a decade. I've ridden many of the great French climbs as well as Mount Diablo in California, have enjoyed cycle touring in several coun... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story To the unexplore cycling route

To the unexplore cycling route

With my hubby going along the Pari River Bank. The bushes made me feel uncomfortable while pedalling. The unseen path made me worried will be trapped into any hidden hole or drain. But it's fun an... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

Image for story Just ride

Just ride

It's a Public Holiday Eve eventhough have been lock down for more than 2 months in my country. Just ride and explore around. A lot of changes in my resident rea

Topic: Other

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Image for story RIDE

RIDE

I’m awakened by a whisper “RIDE” Untangling from my cocoon of bedding and fumbling through my closet; I find and pull on my jersey and shorts and push my feet into my shoes. Quietly staggering t... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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I love riding

I pretty much ride everywhere, mountain bike dirt trails, riding to my family cabin on my road bike, taking my recycle to recycle place and to get grocery’s with my trailer. Gotta love being outsid... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Back in the Schwinn of Things

Back in the Schwinn of Things

Hey everybody, Working for the Detroit Health Dept this year has afforded me some amazing experiences. Networking within the Detroit Bike Community has been a rewarding experience. While servic... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Working can be fun

Working can be fun

I had not ridden a bike in years; mainly because I don’t own one. I was fortunate enough to get a job working with the city of Detroit’s Safe Routes Ambassador Program, spreading information about... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Felt Good with cycling sweat

Felt Good with cycling sweat

The first Ride for me after the long Lock Down since 17/5/2021. Feel good and fell my mental being strengthen after pedalling round in a quite recreation park in the city.

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Image for story The Longest Day

The Longest Day

As part of the pandmic and challenge to keep training in November 2020 I set myself a challenge to ride, on the Longest Day (June 21st) from sunrise 0440 to sunset 2136. And then I started training... read more

Topic: Other

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Wimbledon Devastation

Monday 28th June, lovely morning ride to work the start of Wimbledon YEY,(my other passion). I had my lucky Wimbledon monogramed hand towel in my back pack, sad but i love it :) cycled to work only... read more

Topic: Other

Image for story Cycling helps me so much

Cycling helps me so much

After the death of my son I struggled with my weight, confidence and mental health. Since riding I have lost all the weight, my mental health is much better and I am training for my first triathlon.

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story a 2.5 year bike injury case has been settled!

a 2.5 year bike injury case has been settled!

Hi everyone: Some good news after 2.5 years: I just had a successful resolution in a bike injury case bikinginla. com/ Six figures. See Press Release above A 12 page story ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story From Stockport to Scotland

From Stockport to Scotland

I thought it would be a great idea to cycle from Stockport to Scotland in order to wildcamp with some mates and avoid taking a 6 hour car journey over the border, so I did! Day 1 consisted of 30... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Exploring Fife and beyond

Exploring Fife and beyond

I’ve lived in Dunfermline for over twenty years and before that Edinburgh. Most of my cycling has been back and forth between the two for work and the odd ride along a local track. Since the fir... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

Image for story Cycle with Youth

Cycle with Youth

Find somewhere you can have a pit stop and share snacks, enjoy nature and chat. Important to encourage each other and make memories. Open spaces, running water and Heron watching.

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Loving it :-)

I commute most days to work and have been doing so my around 4 years, slowly building up the amount of days and slowly building up how many miles I do. Direct it is 11 miles each way but I often do... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Miles=Smiles on my Peloton

Miles=Smiles on my Peloton

I've ridden >350 (virtual!) miles on my Peloton bike in June; pretty pleased with that!

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Smashing my First 💯 miler

Smashing my First 💯 miler

Hope you don’t mind, but it’s me again. 🙃 Following on from my previous story when I said my goal was to achieve a 💯 mile ride. Well yesterday I achieved it. I went out for a cycle with my Paul, m... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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