Anyone else enjoy cycling?

Discussion in 'Hobbies and Interests' started by LeeDonny, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. LeeDonny

    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.
     
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  2. TVC

    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.
     
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  3. Rocky

    Rocky Regular Staff Member

    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:
     
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  4. ColinJ

    ColinJ Regular Member

    Location:
    Todmorden
    There are a few dozen of us over on Shaun's other forum, CycleChat! :okay:
     
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  5. Rickshaw Phil

    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.;)
     
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  6. Drago II - the sequel

    Drago II - the sequel Regular Member

    I've ridden the odd bike over the years.
     
  7. BobESkunky

    BobESkunky Member

    Cycling?
    I stopped when I garaged my penny farthing;)
     
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  8. pipes

    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.
     
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  9. Drago II - the sequel

    Drago II - the sequel Regular Member

    I once went out with a girl in Tenterden. Nice place.
     
  10. odav

    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.
     
  11. Summerdays

    Summerdays Regular Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    I probably prefer cycling... but only because it's easy to get out from home doing it immediately. Whereas walking from the house is mostly to the similar places I go to regularly. IMG_8486.JPG
    On my commute this morning...
     
  12. Rocky

    Rocky Regular Staff Member

    Location:
    On the sofa
    That's a lovely sunrise, Summerdays :smile:
     
  13. Meta lon

    Meta lon New Member

    That sounds like a good sunday morning to me @TVC
     
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  14. Summerdays

    Summerdays Regular Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    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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  15. Lullabelle

    Lullabelle Well-Known Member

    I used to commute on a bike and rather enjoyed it but the company shut down and moved us closer to my home so I now walk. Have no interest in cycling to be honest.
     
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