A Few Cycling Quotes

In this post we will share some quotes from cyclists. Words can make us laugh, cry and have a profound impact on us.

Even though quotes aren’t the first thing you think of when looking at the activity of cycling we thought it would be interesting to list a few. I hope you enjoy them:


A bicycle does get you there and more…. And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal. And getting there is all the fun. ~Bill Emerson, “On Bicycling,” Saturday Evening Post, 1967 July 29th

For instance, the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon. ~Bill Strickland, The Quotable Cyclist
[T]he bicycle will accomplish more for women’s sensible dress than all the reform movements that have ever been waged. ~Author Unknown, from Demerarest’s Family Magazine, 1895


When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day’s sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay’s call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else’s heart. ~Diane Ackerman


Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~James E. Starrs
The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community. ~Ann Strong
The bicycle had, and still has, a humane, almost classical moderation in the kind of pleasure it offers. It is the kind of machine that a Hellenistic Greek might have invented and ridden. It does no violence to our normal reactions: It does not pretend to free us from our normal environment. ~J.B. Jackson
Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm. ~Jacquie Phelan
I took care of my wheel as one would look after a Rolls Royce. If it needed repairs I always brought it to the same shop on Myrtle Avenue run by a negro named Ed Perry. He handled the bike with kid gloves, you might say. He would always see to it that neither front nor back wheel wobbled. Often he would do a job for me without pay, because, as he put it, he never saw a man so in love with his bike as I was. ~Henry Miller, My Bike and Other Friends
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, “Taming the Bicycle”


Mankind has invested more than four million years of evolution in the attempt to avoid physical exertion. Now a group of backward-thinking atavists mounted on foot-powered pairs of Hula-Hoops would have us pumping our legs, gritting our teeth, and searing our lungs as though we were being chased across the Pleistocene savanna by saber-toothed tigers. Think of the hopes, the dreams, the effort, the brilliance, the pure force of will that, over the eons, has gone into the creation of the Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Bicycle riders would have us throw all this on the ash heap of history. ~P.J. O’Rourke
Cycling is unique. No other sport lets you go like that — where there’s only the bike left to hold you up. If you ran as hard, you’d fall over. Your legs wouldn’t support you. ~Steve Johnson
The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard. ~Sloan Wilson


Messengers and mountain bikers share a common chromosome. ~James Bethea
After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable. A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go. You ride through Dreamland on wonderful dream bicycles that change and grow. ~H.G. Wells, The Wheels of Chance

If we all, mountain bikers, cyclists, multinational companies, Jo Public, respected the land like old civilizations we wouldn’t get so many punctures. Earth’s revenge. ~Jo Burt (Thanks, Jacquie)
The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man’s metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well. ~Ivan Illich, Energy and Equity, 1974
It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. ~Ernest Hemingway


The sound of a car door opening in front of you is similar to the sound of a gun being cocked. ~Amy Webster
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride. ~John F. Kennedy
Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells
It is curious that with the advent of the automobile and the airplane, the bicycle is still with us. Perhaps people like the world they can see from a bike, or the air they breathe when they’re out on a bike. Or they like the bicycle’s simplicity and the precision with which it is made. Or because they like the feeling of being able to hurtle through air one minute, and saunter through a park the next, without leaving behind clouds of choking exhaust, without leaving behind so much as a footstep. ~Gurdon S. Leete

A Few Cycling Quotes

Britain Embracing Cycling

The British are eventually starting to embrace more of a cycling culture. This is great news!

Prominent cyclist are becoming house hold names, British towns are becoming more cycle orientated and the good folk of the UK are generally becoming more interested in the two wheeled vehicles.

Here’s a wonderful video we found on Youtube that sums this up:

Let us know your thoughts on the way you see cycling in the UK.

Britain Embracing Cycling

Cycle Holiday Images

When it comes to cycling holidays in the UK there is a great range to choose from. Cyclists in the UK know we are lucky to have such beautiful countrysides and amazing cycle routes.

Whether you are cycling up in Scotland, in the North England or further down South there are always enjoyable routes to take.

Here’s a pic of the 72 NCN sculpture for Hadrian’s Wall Cylcleway we took on one of our many Pedal Power cycle holidays.

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Cycle Holiday Images

Bike Ride Holidays UK

There’s nothing better than enjoying the beauty of the UK whilst being out on your two wheeled friend. After all Pedal Power cycle holidays can get you everywhere and keep you in shape.

So what’s the appeal of a Bike Holiday in the UK?

Well there’s numerous reasons why exploring the UK by pedal power is so exhilarating. Some of our favourite reasons are listed below:

See some beautiful locations

The UK is full of wonderful places to visit. From the rough rolling Highlands in Scotland to the green countryside beauty of Northumberland to the scenic Cornwall coastal routes. Why go anywhere else when we have so much to see and do right here in the UK.

Get fit whilst enjoying

So we know that cycling is really good for you and we know that cycling is incredibly enjoyable – sounds like a no-brainer right? With joking aside cycling gets you fit and keeps you healthy as well as helps make you feel happy as your body pumps out natural chemicals that makes you feel super happy!

Breath the fresh air

Being out and about in today’s world is becoming a thing of the past, as so many people are becoming tied up in their careers and get stuck indoors in office environments and other enclosed spaces.

Letting the wind blow through your hair whilst breathing in the fresh air can make you feel ALIVE again in so many different ways.

Convinced Yet

Well we love to cycle and cycling holidays are definitely the way forward in our eyes.

Let us know your thoughts and leave us a comment below about your cycle holiday experiences and how much you enjoy going on them.


Bike Ride Holidays UK

Cycling holidays in the UK


Only two names Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish that will be on your kids’ lips taking after Olympics and Tour de France achievement. What better approach to let your kids emulate their heroes ‘ footsteps than by taking a cycling holiday in the UK. Over late years, cycling has gone from minor to standard and offices have taken action accordingly. Find delicate and traffic free routes over the UK which is perfect for little legs. Not just an extraordinary type of activity, cycling is likewise an awesome approach to explore the UK. Additionally, come sleep time the children will be depleted so the entire family can anticipate a tranquil evenings rest.

Whether you decide to bring your bicycles with you or hire them locally, most self-catering cottage give lockable capacity to keep the bicycles safe. Pick a holiday cottage inside of peddling distance of an awesome ride and you’ll barely need to utilize the auto for the entire cycling holiday in the UK. Far and away superior, a few attractions offer diminished affirmation on the off chance that you arrive by bicycle. What’s not to like?

 Solar System for Cycle                                    

At just shy of six and a half miles, this old stretch of the East Coast mainline railroad will send you taking off into space! Cycle from York to Selby whilst finding Mars and circling the moon. Complete a test as you cycle and the continuous stops ought to imply that little legs don’t get excessively drained! Stop for a picnic at the turf maze situated at the previous Escrick station or spend a couple of hours investigating memorable York. Pursue the Chocolate Tour around the city which is certain to keep the youngsters entertained and end with a merited sweet treat!

Backwoods of Dean

Cycling in Gloucestershire couldn’t be less demanding on account of the reason manufactured family cycle way. The 11 mile route snakes through the timberland on neglected rail lines and is suitable for all abilities. So whether your minimal ones are aspiring Chris Hoys or simply need a relaxed circle through the trees, the Family Cycle Trail is the spot to go. Try not to stress if the 11 miles appears to be overwhelming to begin with. You can without much of a stretch make this some portion of an entire day out in the woodland; stop for a picnic by Mallards Pike Lake and invest some energy at the adventure play area.

Stunning Stud land

A National Trust-possessed beach, this is a flat ride which offers sees crosswise over to Poole and Sandbanks. After a delicate circle around the peninsula, the beach will beckon. There’s continually something going ahead at Stud land; from sandcastle building to water games and guided strolls for all ages. When you’re prepared to head home, give your legs a break and bounce on the chain ferry back to Sandbanks. An incredible family day out on two wheels not to be missed!  Discover your ideal UK cycling holiday cottage so you can simply focus on the best way to invest your time away.


Cycling holidays in the UK

Cycle Holidays in the UK

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The UK is simply an amazing place to enjoy a Cycle Holiday. There are many different types of routes, terrain and scenery to choose from when deciding to embark on a Cycle Holiday UK.

If you are an avid cyclist then you probably know some of the more popular cycle routes around the uk, as well as your own favourites that are personal to you.

In this article we will look at some top Cycle Holiday UK routes you might want to consider for your next cycle escape.

Cycle Holidays UK – A Few of our favs

Below are some of our favourite cycle holiday route in the UK.

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C2C Coast to Coast Cycle Holiday

The C2C cycle route is arguably the most famous and popular UK cycle route. Being around 140 miles long this route is a good challenge as well as a brilliant way to enjoy some beautiful scenery.

The journey starts at the far North West of England at Workington/Cumbria and continues east through some of the best British countryside all the way over to Newcastle and then finishing at the other side of England at Tynemouth.

This route is a must for any cyclist!

Coast and Castles CYCLE HOLIDAY

With a full length of between 170 to 200 miles, depending on the route you take, this holiday route is perfect for for those that want to enjoy the some English historic castles as well as the beauty of the coast.

The route takes you through the some breathtaking locations including the Edinburgh – the magnificent Scottish City.

Our tip is to spend the night at Holy Island (Lindisfarne) and enjoy being cut off from the mainland as you relax in a gorgeous location steeped in history.


Sandstone way is a more technical and difficult UK holiday cycle route. It starts up on Scottish borders at Berwick Upon Tweed and then winds south through West Mains, Wooler, Ingram, Rothbury, Raylees, Bellingham and finally finishes at Hexham.

As mentioned above this is for the more experienced mountain biker, but still is a magnificent ride with views to die for!


This is definitely one of our favourite cycle routes with its historic theme, as well as its central countryside scenery.

The Hadrians Wall route could be described a more of a laid back holiday allowing you to really enjoy your surroundings as you visit places like:

  • Segedunum
  • The Roman Army Museum
  • And Housesteads
  • Plus many more.

Don’t forget to enjoy the small traditional tea and coffee shops along the way. Also an odd cream cake doesn’t hurt either!

Other Locations

Of course there are loads more amazing places you can go and enjoy a cycle holiday. The video below shows a breathtaking cycle through Wales:

Go Get Riding

Well I hope you enjoyed this article and feel inspired to go cycle around the UK and perhaps embark on some of the listed above UK cycling holidays.

Cycle Holidays in the UK