Name the one thing you love most about cy­cling, and why

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For me, it’s time­less free­dom. When I am glid­ing along I am out in the world and in a state of mind I can’t get to in other ways. Mark Mid­dle­ton

The striv­ing. Al­ways chal­leng­ing your­self. Get­ting stronger. En­joy­ing pulling the group and be­ing strong. Find­ing the per­fect mix on a flat of ca­dences and power for long de­liv­ered out­puts. I love rid­ing my bike! Scott Lan­dreth

Ex­plor­ing. Tak­ing new and dif­fer­ent roads and get­ting to see dif­fer­ent as­pects of a place. It’s also a great way to sight­see! Leanne Coulthard

What I love about cy­cling is its abil­ity to cleanse my head of ev­ery­thing go­ing on in life, good or bad. When I’m in the sad­dle, it’s all about the ride. Phil Nunez

A sense of sport­ing achieve­ment, which is only re­ally lim­ited by your­self. I’m rid­ing 220 miles at the week­end, over two days — some­thing I would never even have thought was pos­si­ble a few years ago. Di­ado Ramirez

Jelly ba­bies. Al­li­son Budge

Bike build­ing, es­pe­cially if you build the wheels. The sense of adren­a­line and achieve­ment in rac­ing is height­ened when you’ve bolted it all to­gether your­self. Neil Bah

Cy­cling is med­i­ta­tion on two wheels, tak­ing in ev­ery­thing around you, with­out the dis­trac­tions of 21st cen­tury life. Brock Strongo

The free­dom, the fun, the friend­ships and ob­vi­ously the cake. Ron Cun­ning­ham

Mas­ter­ing the art of shav­ing your legs with­out cut­ting your­self. It took me four years. Dave Par­geter

I love the wind in my face. It just feels dif­fer­ent on a bike, when you are the one mak­ing it. Josh Strub

Go­ing out and specif­i­cally tar­get­ing mates’ KOMS on Strava! Mac Mcdade

Go­ing down hills, ob­vi­ously... Steve Giles

The es­capism. You get just the right amount of time to think about stuff go­ing on in your life... Dan Chip­pen­dale

Be­ing able to trough cake with to­tal im­punity. Martin Wool­latt

That I can ride on the same roads the pros do. Paul Mathias

Cy­cling: what’s not to love?

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