The year 2020 was bad and 2021 was nothing better. But we have to stay positive and look ahead with renewed hopes at the start of 2022. Words have power to shape our thoughts and turnaround our actions. In this blog, we look at some powerful cycling quotes by legends to uplift the spirits in the new year. Let us hope these motivational words of wisdom will iron out some of our mental troubles and aid us in staying focused and calm in these turbulent times. Read more Ride more!

“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” – Arthur Conan Doyle

“You are one ride away from a good mood” – Sarah Bentley

“Bike riding is a beautiful thing. Peaceful and serene, flowing and artistic, freeing and blissful, pedaling a bike over hill and dale is ethereal” – Ted King

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” – John F. Kennedy

“My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything” – Peter Golkin

“A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke” – Scott Stoll

“The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart” – Iris Murdoch

“Ride as much or as little, as long or as short as you feel. But ride” – Eddy Merckx

“The bike will transform anyone who is willing to let it happen” – Ina-Yoko Teutenberg

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

“Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world” – Grant Petersen

“There is beauty in silence and there is silence in beauty and you can find both in a bicycle!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Riding a bicycle is about getting back to basics. It’s good for the waistline and it’s good for the wallet” – Phil Keoghan

“Pain is still the friend that always tells me the truth” – Chris Froome

“When my legs hurt, I say: ‘shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!’” – Jens Voigt

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments” – Elizabeth West

“My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles. They both move people forward without wasting anything” – Peter Golkin

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

“I’ll tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammeled womanhood” – Susan B. Anthony

“Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving” – Albert Einstein

And one bonus quote from my friend and founder of ‘Bicycle World’ facebook group “The radius of action of a bicycle has no limit” – Auke van Andel

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Author: Vijay Malhotra, Mumbai

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