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How long have you been Cycling..

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by yenrod, 27 Apr 2008.

  1. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    How long have you been riding - I ask this as ive been 'at it' for over 15yrs..

    As I've seen riders on the scene come and go...which is quite sad really !

    Some really great characters and pretty good physically too :biggrin:
     
  2. 20 years plus. My peak was about ten years ago, when I had a 23 mile commute each way. I've been going steadily downhill ever since.
     
  3. zimzum42

    zimzum42 Legendary Member

    bout 14 yrs......
     
  4. beanzontoast

    beanzontoast Veteran

    Location:
    South of The Peaks
    Since I was 10 (40+years ago - Cycling Proficiency badge to prove it!), but only as a commuter for about 6 years.
     
  5. dangerousjules

    dangerousjules New Member

    been riding since my dad took the stabbilisers off when i was four. there has'nt been much distance between me and a bike since then and i turn 30 this year!
     
  6. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill
    Been riding for >40 yrs. Approaching 200,000 miles. Hoping to get that far by end of the year.
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Proper road cycling since I was 16 - 22 years now !
     
  8. Steve Austin

    Steve Austin The Marmalade Kid

    Location:
    Mlehworld
    I started in the 70's, and began riding shortly after. so thats 30+ years
     
  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    only been this serious about it in the last two years.
     
  10. I learnt to ride a bike in the mid 70s and have been riding ever since. But I'd have said I've been a "serious" cyclist since the mid 80s.
     
  11. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    Location:
    O' slO'
    Started on my 'fixed' when I was a toddler, then had a series of bikes as a yoof, then just an old hack to get around on in my 20s and early 30s. Only been 'serious' for the last four years, but I'm here to stay now.

    It-has-taken-over-my-life! ;)
     
  12. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Since I was about 7, making 38 years on 2 wheels. I cycled most places when I was a kid to get around. More serious cycling from 1982, when I became a student in London, even started riding fixed in 1983 (oh, it's only a fashion thing) and been a "Real" cyclist on and off ever since....getting more serious with every year!
     
  13. summerdays

    summerdays Cycling in the sun Staff Member

    Location:
    Bristol
    As a kid, then a 20 + year break before I started again about 2 years ago... regretting that wasted time in between:sad:
     
  14. Night Train

    Night Train Guest

    I used to cycle for miles daily just for fun but then I hit 17 and started driving lessons.

    I bought my current bike in 2000 and use it now and again as a fair weather cyclists though I really want to get beyond that.
     
  15. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I rode my first race in 1969.