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Top 10 Motivational Cycling Quotes

Top 10 Motivational Cycling Quotes


– Are you in need of some motivation to swing your leg over the
bike and get pedalling? Well, here are 10 quotes from
famous names the world over that we think may just do the trick. (dramatic, sweeping music) – First up, triple Tour de France winner and double world road
race champion Greg LeMond tells it just like it is. “It never gets easier,
you just go faster.” Well thanks very much for that, Greg. But now, some very simple
logic from Albert Einstein, a very clever man, indeed. “Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance,
you must keep moving.” Well, thank you for that, Albert. But now some uplifting words
from Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes no less. “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go
out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything
but the ride you are taking.” Just be a moment. Right. And now some wise
words from Kristin Armstrong, three times Olympic gold medalist and double world TT champion. “Embrace your sweat. It is your essence and your emancipation.” Right. Well next up, we
have this from 50 Cent, rapper and hip hop all-rounder, speaking of the theft
of his bike as a child. “At that age, it’s one of
the worst things in the world to wake up and not see your
bike where you left it.” (tearful) Oh, Fi’ty,
what are you doing to me? Well now I’ve composed
myself, how about this from the Nobel Prize-winning
novelist Ernest Hemingway, who had this to say in
his own inimitable style. “It is by riding that
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 a country you have driven through, as you gain by riding a bicycle.” Lovely words there from Ernest. Now, Miguel Indurain, the softly spoken five times consecutive winner
of the Tour de France no less, was rather glowing in
his praise of sprinters. “I’m fascinated by the sprinters. They suffer so much during the race just to get to the finish, they hang on for dear life in the climbs, but then in the final kilometres they are transformed
and do amazing things. Now it’s not their force
per se that impresses me, but rather the renaissance
they experience. Seeing them suffer throughout the race only to be reborn in the final is something for fascination.” High praise indeed. Now comic genius Robin Williams
was a real keen cyclist and had an extensive collection of bikes. And his motivation was simple. “My favourite thing to
do is to ride a bicycle. I ride road bikes. And for me, it’s mobile meditation.” Il Campionissimo Fausto
Coppi has these uncomplicated albeit brief words of motivational advice. “Ride a bike, ride a bike, ride a bike.” True that. Now our last words of wisdom come from the greatest cyclist of
all time, Eddy Merckx. “Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” Well I hope you’ve
enjoyed and been motivated by a lot of those gems. And I’m sure we’ve left a few out. Let us know in the comments section below which ones you think should be in. And if you’ve got any of your
own, let us know as well. Now if you haven’t
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31 comments on “Top 10 Motivational Cycling Quotes

  1. “Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. 
    Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. 
    Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring."
    Desmond Tutu

  2. A little late to the party on this one…. I was out for a ride on a bad day (stress, mental issues, reminders of bad memories…. we've all had those days). Got to a a daunting hill in my hometown and just started cranking on the pedals. Halfway up, I felt better. Led me to my favorite mantra: Demons Don't Climb. That simple. Demons Don't Climb. I do. Therefore, I leave them behind. (I know, not a quote from anyone famous. But I still like it.)

  3. I like the inspirational quotes, one thing I’ve been wondering for a long time now tho is, what type of music do cyclist prefer on their rides? I’m actually a big fan of riding to disco music, it seems the cut tempo of the music helps especially on a long climb, anyway you guys could do a poll? I’d love to hear what everyone else thinks

  4. One of my favs: "What's the difference between a car and a bike?". A car runs on money and makes you fat. A bike runs on fat, and makes you money!"

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