20 Cycling Quotes That Will Inspire You To Get Out

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Whether you commute, race or just cycle for pleasure, there’s something quite magical about being both the passenger and the engine.

Bicycles have propelled people to incredible victories and inspired poets, writers and musicians alike. Below we’ve brought together 20 of the best cycling quotes from all walks of life to help inspire you to get out and ride!

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. ~ John F. Kennedy

Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world. ~ Grant Petersen

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When my legs hurt, I say: “Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do! ~ Jens Voigt

A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke. ~ Scott Stoll

The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind. ~ William Saroyan

Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride. ~ Eddy Merckx

A mountain bike is like your buddy. A road bike is your lover. ~ Sean Coffey

Like dogs, bicycles are social catalysts that attract a superior category of people. ~ Chip Brown

It never gets easier; you just go faster. ~ Greg LeMond

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 ~ Ernest Hemingway

Ride a bike. Ride a bike. Ride a bike ~ Fausto Coppi

To me, it doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world ~ Mark Cavendish

You can say that climbers suffer the same as the other riders, but they suffer in a different way. You feel the pain, but you’re glad to be there ~ Richard Virenque

As long as I breathe, I attack ~ Bernard Hinault

If you go (with a break), you can either win or not win. If you don’t go for it, you definitely won’t win ~ Jens Voigt

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When it’s hurting you, that’s when you can make a difference ~ Eddy Merckx

You can’t get good by staying home. If you want to get fast, you have to go where the fast guys are ~ Steve Larsen

When your legs scream stop and your lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts. That’s the hurt locker. Winners love it in there ~ Chris McCormack

Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love. ~ Johan Museeuw

Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~ Mark Twain


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