Top 10 Inspirational Cycling Quotes



We all need inspiration from time to time, so here are 10 cycling quotes to ignite that spark inside, as well as giving you an insight into why cycling means so much to so many people.

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First up, Mark Twain, gives this sounds advice: “Learn to ride a bicycle. “You will not regret it, if you live.”

Mark Cavendish had this to say, “I used to work in a bank when I was younger, and 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.”

Charles M. Schultz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip, compares life to a bike. “Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.”

Peter Sagan, said, “My brother persuaded me to try cycling, and I realized it was the best thing in the world. People thought we were strange, but I couldn’t have cared less.”

John Lennon, said, “As a kid I had a dream. I wanted to own my own bicycle. When I got the bike, I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bike in the backyard at night. Not me, I insisted on taking mine indoors, and the first night, I even kept it in my bed.”

Now, literary giant H.G. Wells saw hope in the humble bicycle, “Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the human race.”

Now, Lion of Flanders, Johan Museeuw, made this profound observation. “Crashing is a part of cycling, as crying is a part of love.”

John F. Kennedy, clearly had a real place in his heart for our favorite mode of two-wheel transport. “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”

This quote from bike innovator extraordinaire Keith Bontrager, is stone-cold classic, “Light, strong, cheap. Pick two.”

Now finally, author and community leader Bill Strickland, was glowing in his praise of the bicycle. “A bicycle is an unparalleled merger of a toy, a utilitarian vehicle, and sporting equipment. The bike can be used in so many ways, and approaches perfection in each use. For instance, the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created, converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of 3,000 miles a gallon. And a person pedalling a bike uses energy more efficiently than gazelle or an eagle. And a triangle frame bicycle can easily carry 10 times its own weight, a capacity no automobile, airplane, or bridge can match.”

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27 thoughts on “Top 10 Inspirational Cycling Quotes

  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    "You don't need a plan, you just need big balls!" as Tom Boonen said before Paris-Roubaix…

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    "Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving." Albert Einstein

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    After a bad crash, I kept riding. My mother asked me "aren't you afraid of dying?" I said "Yea, but I'm more afraid of not living and quitting what you love out of fear is not living"

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    “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

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    I don't know about mpg on a bike, but knowing that a typical 12oz beer is 180 Calories it's pretty easy to calculate your miles/beer on a bike, which is much more fun and useful.

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    Hi GCN, any chance you can science the difference in speed between mudguards and no mudguards ?

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    hey gcn, i am crying because i crashed recently… do you have any tips on how to avoid loosing fitness when off the bike?

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    On the Strickland quote, all accurate in regards to efficiency and capacity. I personally agree with the first part as well 😉

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    "Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he'll realize fishing is stupid and boring" – Desmond Tutu

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    The only time I feel happy for spending money is when I spend it on my bike – By myself

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    "Riding a bike is the closest you can get to flying." ~ Robin Williams

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    Crashing is a part of cycling? In the same way a hang-over is a part of drinking… You gotta know when enough is enough.

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    All those quotes, apart from JL sleeping with his bike were inspirational. Even the questionable 10X quote from Bill Strickland could be believable.

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    Ride a bike in one of the most relaxing thing, it could be a way to be in contact with nature. Bike is a never ending love story.

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    How is Bontragers Quote Inspirational?
    Just like your Motivational Quotes Video, this is kind of far away from the quality GCN usually provides.
    To quote the worst president the US has ever had: #sad
    ;-p

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    "If at first you don't clip in, try, try, again." – Matt Stephens (allegedly)

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  • November 11, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    I've rode a bicycle for too many years in the cold and freezing rain to enjoy riding a bicycle. It does give me some peace of mind though except for the risk of being hit by a car.

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