Cycling stories

Hopping on the bike to get to work, go shopping, taking the children to school or just for fun is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to travel and get fit at the same time. Here are a few stories of people who have done just that.

Have you thought about learning to maintain your bike yourself? Before taking a bicycle maintenance course in Stockton-On-Tees Georgina had never before:

  • Repaired a puncture
  • Changed a tyre
  • Adjusted her own brakes

Find out more about what is involved in a basic bicycle maintenance course.




Pip started cycling to work with the Love to Ride challenge to improve her physical health and her mental wellbeing. It's kept her sanity in check and she loves her ride to work and back each day.

Click here to find out more about her story.








Joanne Carey was persuaded to try cycling to work for the promise of a free muffin. See where her journey took her.

Click here to read her story.



Combining cycling and train travel is a breeze for Steve and his folding bike.

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Young at heart, age is no object for John and John, who regularly cycle 20 miles or more.

Click hear to read how they do it.



A health scare forces Gavin to look again at his sedentary lifestyle. Cycling has changed his body and his mind. 

Click here to read about his experience. 



John is 59 and has is due a hip replacement. Cycling is the only pain-free way he can get around.

Click here to read his story.

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