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Strava Art!

Seeing Earley Panda's picture below, here is some Strava Art we did a while ago between Wokingham/Bracknell

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Bike park wales

Bike park Wales is amazing

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Cycling hurdles

Cycling hurdles

I’ve been organising our bike hubs recently, getting all the bikes sorted out ready for annual service. As I was climbing over bikes, it got me to thinking about hurdles. Hurdles.. in cycling? Say ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Sometimes the Fates conspire against you!

Okay, so I said to myself I'm going to cycle more this September when I return to my job at Reading College. Especially since lockdown, I had put on a lot of weight, plus I did want to reduce my ca... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story 0kms to 20kms to 65kms and beyond

0kms to 20kms to 65kms and beyond

I was a regular biker 10 years ago. used to do 100 mile ride once a year for charity. I couldn't get onto bike riding until this year. I found group of friends doing Saturday rides. We started ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Blood Doning by Bike

I gave blood the other day, and used my bike (it's allowed! …. as long as you don't push too hard after donating). Donor sessions are always busy and it's often difficult to park your car - cyclin... read more

Topic: Carbon Crushers

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Image for story EPIC 50 mile bike ride

EPIC 50 mile bike ride

We're a group of six nearly or already 60+ ladies who have upped our cycling distance since lockdown. Yesterday was the EPIC fifty miler from my home in Crowthorne to Woolhampton for lunch, via Son... read more

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Image for story My Cyclocross Commute

My Cyclocross Commute

I thought you'd like to see my morning commute scenery.....

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Wokingham Bikeathon!

Wokingham Bikeathon!

Wokingham Bikeathon Time: Registration from 8.15am until 10.30am Date: Sunday, 26 June 2022 Venue: The event will start and finish at Cantley Park, Wokingham, RG40 5QG Routes There ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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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 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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Keeping going

So, here we are locked down, again.... In our urban environment, there are many busy roads, some do contain traffic shared cycle lanes. However, going for it, we can via these and judicious use o... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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Image for story Push Yourself - Skateboarding from Switzerland to the North Sea

Push Yourself - Skateboarding from Switzerland to the North Sea

Okay it's not a cycle story but I have a passion for long-distance skateboarding across countries and where possible, ticking a new one off the list. My two-week annual adventure typically starts j... read more

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Image for story Riding to discover

Riding to discover

I've joined the Lendwithcare Zambia Bike Ride taking place in May 2020. Its a 10 day trip, cycling 500 kms starting in Lusaka and ending at the fantastic Victoria Falls in Livingstone. We'll be sto... read more

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Image for story It’s taken 5 years but I got there

It’s taken 5 years but I got there

Since finding away back onto a bike which had to be a hand trike as I’m disabled, I have been trying without any success to get others to benefit cycling the way I have. I was 25.5 stone 3.5 years ... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Finding my way to Runcorn

Starting a new and finding my over the many proposed routes has driven up my time in the saddle. Now finally cracked it! 30.54 miles round trip and hope to smash the 1 hour barrier soon. The hidd... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Run off the Pioneer Trail

 At 8:15 this morning, Sunday 6/4 riding on the Pioneer Trail just passing the Coral Creek Golf Club heading North towards Rotunda. I encountered a large bike group that was riding South on the Pio... read more

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Image for story Slimbridge to Thornbury

Slimbridge to Thornbury

A favourite cycle route. Smooth, quiet lanes in the countryside. Free carpark at Slimbridge then swap the car for the bike. Good day out.

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Cycling To Work

I cycle to and from work every day Monday to Friday without fail unless if I have a problem with m bike and it needs a repair. The cycle to work involves a lovely cycle route along Morecambe Prom t... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Sunday ride

Thought we'd give our bikes a ride out into the countryside but needed a destination - we decided upon the Hot Numbers Roastery near Shepreth. The ride was lovely with respectful car drivers and fr... read more

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Image for story Great to be back helping others enjoy riding their bikes

Great to be back helping others enjoy riding their bikes

Changing jobs lead to not being able to lead rides anymore, but I'm trying to make time and still want to help others get out and cycle. Happy miles all round .

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story Spending time together

Spending time together

Grateful to get out to ride with my daughter around the neighborhood. It’s rare we spend quality time together these days because she is so busy with school and extra curricular activities. So wond... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Redwoods, Rotorua - Big day out

Redwoods, Rotorua - Big day out

Fifteen of us in our family, including our daughters, their partners and our grandchildren, so coordinating a big day out took a bit or organising. Thankfully we got nice weather, took picnic food ... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

I'm hole again! Tour de Donut fun!

I had so much fun riding the Tour de Donut again last weekend. Got to reconnect with riding buddies I haven't seen since last fall, get some pedalling in, and eat lots of donuts. I'm the one with t... read more

Topic: A happy riding memory

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Revenir sur la voie de la santé

Je me suis fais opérer pour un genou en Janvier. J’avais juste hâte de monter sur mon vélo. Il a fallu attendre qu’on mon genou pli à 80 degrés. Le 2 avril je débutait le vélo tranquillement. C’est... read more

Topic: Other

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To help me

I ride to help with my mental health as I have struggled with it all for as long as I can remember.. which then was made worse by covid, losing a friend, my husband health battle and nearly losing ... read more

Topic: Other

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Image for story Découvrir ma nouvelle vi(ll)e autrement

Découvrir ma nouvelle vi(ll)e autrement

A Montréal depuis moins d'un an, j'avais pris l'habitude de visiter la ville à l'aide de Tiktok et à ses bons coups : les adresses les plus cultes, les vues panoramiques les plus "instagrammable", ... read more

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Not had a bike in years

After my dad passed away in 2007 I was very unfit. I was recommended to get a bike by a friend to help get fitter in 2008, i hadn't had a bike in over 25 years.... . I struggled to do 2-3 miles, t... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story There's Nothing Like an Ocean View

There's Nothing Like an Ocean View

When you live near the ocean and can ride on the beach there is just nothing more relaxing. The time and miles slip away as the sounds of the waves on the shore encourage you to just keep pedaling.... read more

Topic: My favourite place/route to ride

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Image for story Grande traversée des liens Qc>Lévis avec enfants 6 et 8 ans

Grande traversée des liens Qc>Lévis avec enfants 6 et 8 ans

Limoilou > Traversier vers Lévis > Pont de Québec > Promenade Champlain ­> Limoilou (maison) : par un beau dimanche (14 mai), ma petite famille a fait la grande traversée, ponctuée d'ar... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story A different place to work & ride

A different place to work & ride

I worked out the train stops nearest. Checked my sat nav & alternatives. Asked my boss where my bike could be stored safely. My clothing I could both cycle & wear at work. Challenge was on ... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Image for story Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

Just over 31 miles today & I even got my partner in crime to join me… When the sun is shining it would be rude not to.. Cheers 🥂

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

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Image for story A Promise to my sister who has Spine Bifida

A Promise to my sister who has Spine Bifida

I am a disabled cyclist, my background is ex forces I served in the royal engineers from 1975 - 1984 in GB and BAOR, I was medically discharged in 1984. I was a soldier, Diver, Driver and Colloquia... read more

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Image for story Regio Foodvalley stapt op de fiets!

Regio Foodvalley stapt op de fiets!

Slim, duurzaam en gezond werken en reizen. Zo maken we Regio Foodvalley voor iedereen bereikbaar. Regio Foodvalley ziet daarom graag zoveel mogelijk medewerkers op de fiets! Wil je meer inform... read more

Topic: Encouraging others to ride

Flat fixing

Taught my 12 year old and 9 year olds how to fix a flat tire on their bikes so they can do it themselves if I’m busy or not around.

Topic: Ride with kids

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Image for story Evaluating the month of cycling

Evaluating the month of cycling

I had only planned to ride my bike a few miles throughout the month, but when the weather improved, I was able to travel farther. Evening rides have helped me feel better overall by relieving some ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story 5000 miles cycled!

5000 miles cycled!

🚴 Go me! I’ve cycled the length of Africa! 🚴 A few years ago I got myself an E-bike for my work commute, to do my bit for the planet 🌍 With what I saved on parking the bike had paid for itself i... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Image for story Retour aux sources

Retour aux sources

Bonjour,je me suis fait remplacer la hanche droite à l'automne 2022 ça fesait presque 2ans que je ne pouvais enfourcher mon vélo,je me suis remis en forme en prenant des bonnes marches avec l'inte... read more

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Fun Neighborhood Ride with Kids

It's been a fun challenge this May which has helped me engage in the fun neighborhood rides with my kids. They are excited about it, so that's a huge win. I'm hoping that it will continue once the ... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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Gewoon omdat het kan ....

1e x op Texel ..... Mooi eiland, hond is meer dan welkom. Waterbak voor de hond werd gebracht op diverse locaties, fijn gevoel. Ook zeker een fiets eiland, veel toeristen, wind ploegers, zand ha... read more

Topic: Other

Challenging the Pavement

First time riding on pavement coming from MTB. I'd say its quite more dangerous.

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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Ca fesait 2 ans

Ça fesait 2 ans que je n'avais pas fait de vélo pour aller a la job. J'ai fait une mise au point de mon vélo de ville et j'y suis aller et revenu et j'ai vraimentt bien dormi cette nuit la!

Topic: My first time on a bike in years

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Image for story Into the future

Into the future

Riding to work is one of the best moments of my day. I often add an extra mile to ride out onto the Santa Cruz wharf and listen to the sea lions bark, and look out over the Monterey Bay. When i... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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Riding to School

Its a bit far to Ride to work, but as part of the bike month challenge, when i work from home i take the kids into school on their bikes. My son has been really motivated by the challenge and logg... read more

Topic: Ride with kids

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I love my bike

I moved to Cambridge over ten years ago. The thing I love about Cambridge is I can cycle everywhere. It's funny when I have to walk and it seems to take forever especially on the routes that I usua... read more

Topic: My Bicycle Romance

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Image for story Mois de MAI

Mois de MAI

Depuis maintenant 3 ans je m'inscris au défit du moi de MAI et pour moi c'est une grande source de motivation, je me surpasse à chaque année, je veux absolument réussir et plus je pédale plus j'ai ... read more

Topic: A story from the Bike Challenge

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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

Topic: Other

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À vélo ou à pied!

J'ai 2 options: à vélo ou à pied. Pour aller au travail c'est à vélo. Un v.lo croche en hiver, un plus roulant en été. Et lorsqu'il y a grosse tempête de neige? et bien c'est à pied que j'y vais... read more

Topic: My commute by bike

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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

Topic: Other

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ontspannen en je hoofd leeg maken ten tijde van corona

na werk eerste dag van coronapandemie gelijk gaan fietsen om me hoofd leeg te maken en niet teveel denken over wat er in ziekenhuis werkplek gebeurt en alles van je af zetten en geen werk mee naar ... read more

Topic: Biking in the Coronavirus Era

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