Anyone else enjoy cycling?

LeeDonny

New Member
I like a good walk, don't get me wrong, but sometimes I like to get on my bike and just ride out for a couple of hours at a nice steady pace taking everything in as I trundle along (I'm not very fast).

I'm very much a fair weather cyclist though and as soon as it starts to get wet and cold the bike goes in the shed and the boots and coat come out for walks instead.
 

TVC

Active Member
Staff member
Location
Leicester
I help run a cycling club at my local pub. All informal and easy paced, we go out for a couple of hours on a Sunday morning and do 20 or so miles with a stop for coffee and cake - finishing back at the pub in time for opening obviously.

I enjoy cycling on my own too, it keeps my head clear and gives me a chance to be by myself.
 

Rocky

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Location
On the sofa
I also do a bit of cycling. I will probably have done about 5,000 miles this year. I like to do one big trip a year or a big trek. This year I cycled through France, Belgium, Luxembourg and back into France with my wife. In previous years we’ve walked the Pennine Way. I’m still planning 2018’s big trip!! Watch this space :smile:
 

Rickshaw Phil

Nemesis Ridiculii
Staff member
Yes, I love cycling and even did it for a living for a few years (which is where the user name comes from).

I've got some great countryside to ride through in my part of the world and a range of terrain from pretty flat to precipitously steep depending on what you like to go for, which also makes for some good walking too.;)
 

pipes

Regular Member
Location
Romney Marsh
This new forum is quite timely for me as I have started mixing cycling and walking. My last trip was Home to Small Hythe (Nr. Tenterden, Kent) on the bike, hide and lock the bike, then a five mile round trip walk along the 'High Weald Landscape Trail' which was all new scenery to me and included a cake stop in Tenterden. I was glad to get back on the bike for the ride home, this walking lark is knackering. Nearly four years ago one of my first rides out on my, then, new road bike included a mile of carrying it along a shingle beach near Dover (that's where the avatar pic comes from) so you could say my approach to cycling has never been quite... normal.
 
I once went out with a girl in Tenterden. Nice place.
 

odav

Guest
I've loved cycling since I was a kid. A great way to escape. Had a blip for a few years, just fell out of the habit.
I enjoy rescuing and restoring old bikes and, despite being 52, have never owned a new one.
I like to keep my cycling simple, no garmin or bike computers. Steel is where it's at, aluminium is for pans, and carbon melts in the rain...probably.
 

Meta lon

New Member
I help run a cycling club at my local pub. All informal and easy paced, we go out for a couple of hours on a Sunday morning and do 20 or so miles with a stop for coffee and cake - finishing back at the pub in time for opening obviously.

I enjoy cycling on my own too, it keeps my head clear and gives me a chance to be by myself.
That sounds like a good sunday morning to me @TVC
 
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Summerdays

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Location
Bristol
That's a lovely sunrise, Summerdays :smile:
It was beautiful yesterday morning... unfortunately it didn't stay that way! Cold heavy showers caught up with me in the afternoon!

Thinking about another thread on here, I'm probably happier going a long distance on my bike than walking, where I like having someone to natter to.
 
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