Cycling quotes

  • The finest mode of transport known to man.
    -- Adam Hart-Davis

    #Men #Cycling #Finest

  • You always know when you're going to arrive. If you go by car, you don't. Apart from anything else, I prefer cycling. It puts you in a good mood, I find.
    -- Alan Bennett

    #Cycling #Car #Good Mood

  • 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

    #Inspirational #Dark #Cycling

  • In the context of the great debates about identity politics - are you gay or straight, nationalist or republican, British or English and so on - I would ask, "Do you ride a bike?" I love everything about the machine - the sensation of the tyres on the road, the mobility - and I love the fact that you have this intimate relationship with the elements, and the landscape.
    -- Beatrix Campbell

    #Gay #Cycling #Identity

  • Illegal drug use runs contrary to the image of health depicted by cycling. Distributors of these drugs must be prosecuted more harshly as they are ciminals.
    -- Bernard Hinault

    #Running #Cycling #Drug

  • I have the impression that cycling is no longer a game but rather an employment... a job.
    -- Bernard Hinault

    #Jobs #Cycling #Games

  • As long as I breathe, I attack.
    -- Bernard Hinault

    #Cycling #Long #Insirational

  • I have contacts with the Tour de France which keep me close to cycling.
    -- Bernard Hinault

    #Journey #Cycling #France

  • When Cameron's Conservatives come to power it will be a golden age for cyclists and an Elysium of cycle lanes, bike racks, and sharia law for bike thieves. And I hope that cycling in London will become almost Chinese in its ubiquity.
    -- Boris Johnson

    #Cycling #Law #Ubiquity

  • Cycling has given me everything,
    -- Bradley Wiggins

    #Cycling #Given

  • To win more medals at Beijing is just fantastic, and British cycling has come a huge way in the last few years.
    -- Bradley Wiggins

    #Winning #Cycling #Years

  • Meet the future; the future mode of transportation for this weary Western world. Now I'm not gonna make a lot of extravagant claims for this little machine. Sure, it'll change your whole life for the better, but that's all.
    -- Butch Cassidy

    #Cycling #Littles #Machines

  • In Mendrisio I felt it - the exhilaration of what the bike has to offer. It's a simple machine that conjures a vast mix of emotions. It can evoke the senses and raise the spirits of people who watch. For those who ride it can seem like the perfect vehicle for transport. For those who race, there's no better sensation than being on top of your gear making mountains feel like flat roads. Cycling throws up plenty of obstacles, unknown territory, high speed split-second considerations. Where to next? What's around the next corner? Who cares? You're flyin'!
    -- Cadel Evans

    #Sports #Simple #Cycling

  • A friend of mine - a cameraman at MTV - lost a lot of weight from cycling, and I thought Id try it, too, thinking whenever you look at a cyclist they all look super-skinny, so hey, why not? But then it turned into such a psychologically satisfying thing.
    -- Carson Daly

    #Thinking #Mtv #Cycling

  • There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved.
    -- Charles Darwin

    #Beautiful #Simple #Cycling

  • There simply is nothing else like it. And, as a test of physical and mental endurance it has no equal. Other sports may be as intense, as pressurized, as hard for short periods: But the Tour does on day after day after day. It's the only race in the world where you have to get a haircut halfway through.
    -- Chris Boardman

    #Sports #Cycling #Race

  • Suffering for eight hours...the most unpleasant experience I've ever had.
    -- Chris Boardman

    #Cycling #Eight #Suffering

  • Ive had so many experiences in cycling, but in some ways I have nothing left to prove. I have achieved more than I could have dreamed of, Ive raced a lot longer than I thought I would. I know I can still be better, but I just dont know if I love it enough any more.
    -- Clara Hughes

    #Cycling #Way #Enough

  • Swimming and athletics are the big gigs at the Olympic games. Cycling and rowing are pretty big for Britain, but globally, the two big things are athletics and swimming.
    -- Clare Balding

    #Swimming #Cycling #Games

  • A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on. Knight, seeing what the student was doing, spoke sternly: "You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong." Knight turned the machine off and on. The machine worked.
    -- Danny Hillis

    #Cycling #Knights #Broken

  • If I can bicycle, I bicycle.
    -- David Attenborough

    #Cycling #Bicycle

  • Cycling can be lonely, but in a good way.
    -- David Byrne

    #Lonely #Cycling #Way

  • Cycling is a joy and faster than many other modes of transport, depending on the time of day. It clears the head.
    -- David Byrne

    #Cycling #Joy #Faster

  • I think cycling has always had a tradition of being a bit dapper, especially back in the day.
    -- David Millar

    #Thinking #Cycling #Dapper

  • My epiphany came in that police cell: I realized I was about to lose everything and it didn't bother me, not in the slightest. I'd come to hate cycling because I blamed it for the lie I was living.
    -- David Millar

    #Hate #Lying #Cycling

  • Cycling is based so much on form, on aesthetics, on class - the way you carry yourself on the bike, the sort of technique you have.
    -- David Millar

    #Cycling #Class #Technique

  • To be brutally honest, it's simple economics. If they want to come into cycling, sponsors need to know the team they are funding is clean, otherwise the risk is just too great.
    -- David Millar

    #Team #Simple #Cycling

  • I love surfing, rock climbing, cycling - all that stuff. But it's just amazing that I can inspire people with my running. It's humbling, really.
    -- Dean Karnazes

    #Running #Cycling #Rocks

  • You can't reduce lactic acid, but you can increase your tolerance to it. I do this through running or cycling, but it's a good idea to match your training bout to the type of dance you do.
    -- Deborah Bull

    #Dance #Running #Cycling

  • one of the advantages of cycling is that it automatically prevents a journey from becoming an Expedition.
    -- Dervla Murphy

    #Journey #Cycling #Becoming

  • 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

    #Stupid #Men #Cycling

  • Cycling to work is an important issue for business - the more who do it, the more our communities will support it. Healthy and green, cycling is worthy of the support of every business in the land.
    -- Digby Jones, Baron Jones of Birmingham

    #Issues #Cycling #Land

  • Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades.
    -- Eddy Merckx

    #Cycling #Insirational #Grades

  • Cyclists live with pain. If you can't handle it you will win nothing
    -- Eddy Merckx

    #Pain #Winning #Cycling

  • I won! I won! I don't have to go to school anymore.
    -- Eddy Merckx

    #School #Cycling

  • I've won. Hurray! I don't have to go to school any more.
    -- Eddy Merckx

    #School #Cycling

  • When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.
    -- Elizabeth West

    #Men #Cycling #Insirational

  • My father is the Hollywood equivalent of a clean, fillet-brazed frame. My brother is like one of those fat-tubed aluminum Cannondales. I'm more like one of those Taiwanese Masis.
    -- Emilio Estevez

    #Brother #Father #Cycling

  • My chosen exercise is cycling. I just love it.
    -- Eric Bana

    #Exercise #Cycling #Chosen

  • I had the drive to pursue speedskating and I found a sport that I was good at. If I'd got into cycling, I would just be another has been.
    -- Eric Heiden

    #Sports #Cycling #Squash

  • The bicycle riders drank much wine, and were burned and browned by the sun. They did not take the race seriously except among themselves.
    -- Ernest Hemingway

    #Wine #Cycling #Race

  • Cycling is suffering.
    -- Fausto Coppi

    #Cycling #Suffering

  • I Want To Ride My Bicycle I Want To Ride My Bike I Want To Ride My bicycle I Want To Ride It Where I Like
    -- Freddie Mercury

    #Cycling #Want #Bicycle

  • I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle; I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride my bike; I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride it where I like...; I don't believe in Peter Pan, Frankenstein or Superman; All I wanna do is bicycle, bicycle, bicycle...
    -- Freddie Mercury

    #Believe #Cycling #Want

  • Give me good books, good conversations, and my Trek Y-Foil, and I shall want for nothing else.
    -- George Plimpton

    #Book #Cycling #Giving

  • The place of cycling in our society is set to grow, and I am committed to doing everything possible to encourage that.
    -- Gordon Brown

    #Cycling #Our Society #Committed

  • I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle, it's not going to be satisfying.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Struggle #Cycling #Excellence

  • It is cycling as a professional sport that represents the problem. It can transform someone into a liar.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Sports #Liars #Cycling

  • I'm more optimistic about cycling right now than I've ever been.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Optimistic #Cycling

  • The key is being able to endure psychologically. When you're not riding well, you think, why suffer? Why push yourself for four or five hours? The mountains are the pinnacle of suffering
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Thinking #Keys #Cycling

  • There are so many people who have died of cycling, and that didn't happen when I was racing.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Cycling #People #Racing

  • If people really want to clean the sport of cycling up, all you have to do is put your money where your mouth is.
    -- Greg LeMond

    #Sports #Cycling #People

  • I live on a bicycle...I live in central London, probably 90 percent of my travel is done on a bicycle. I love bicycles.
    -- Guy Ritchie

    #Cycling #Done #London

  • In politics, one can learn some things from cycling, such as how to have character and courage. Sometimes in politics there isn't enough of those things.
    -- Guy Verhofstadt

    #Character #Cycling #Sometimes

  • Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
    -- H. G. Wells

    #Funny #Cycling #Race

  • I came out for exercise, gentle exercise, and to notice the scenery and to botanise. And no sooner do I get on that accursed machine than off I go hammer and tongs; I never look to right or left, never notice a flower, never see a view - get hot, juicy, red - like a grilled chop. Get me on that machine and I have to go. I go scorching along the road, and cursing aloud at myself for doing it.
    -- H. G. Wells

    #Flower #Exercise #Cycling

  • I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft... As for me, give me a fixed gear!
    -- Henri Desgrange

    #Cycling #People #Giving

  • It was eleven more than neccessary.
    -- Jacques Anquetil

    #Cycling #Eleven

  • [Commuting by bicycle is] an absolutely essential part of my day. It's mind-clearing, invigorating. I get to go out and pedal through the countryside in the early morning hours, and see life come back and rejuvenate every day as the sun is coming out.
    -- James L. Jones

    #Morning #Cycling #Mind

  • Whoever still can't put one and one together about what happened in cycling is beyond my help.
    -- Jan Ullrich

    #Cycling #Together #Helping

  • My tides were fluctuating, too - back and forth, back and forth - sometimes so fast they seemed to be spinning. They call this 'rapid cycling.' It's a marvel that a person can appear to be standing still when the mood tides are sloshing back and forth, sometimes sweeping in both directions at once. They call that a 'mixed state.'
    -- Jane Pauley

    #Cycling #Spinning #Tides

  • Handing over a bank note is enough to make a bicycle belong to me, but my entire life is needed to realize this possession.
    -- Jean-Paul Sartre

    #Cycling #Realizing #Life Is

  • I'd like to throw Betsey Andreu and Travis Tygart in a wood-chipper. That would be my idea of a good time. Maybe I could get George to come over and help me clean up after.
    -- Jens Voigt

    #Cycling #Ideas #Would Be

  • [Cycling] is easily the quickest way around central London, faster than bus, Tube or taxi. You can predict precisely how long every journey will take, regardless of traffic jams, Tube strikes or leaves on the line. It provides excellent exercise. It does not pollute the atmosphere. It does not clog up the streets.
    -- Jeremy Paxman

    #Exercise #Journey #Cycling

  • I've just been reading about cycling. Yeah, I'm not that great at it but I like the challenge of it.
    -- Joey Santiago

    #Reading #Cycling #Challenges

  • My whole day is built around meetings that can be achieved around bike rides. My contract actually offers me a free car from my home to my office and back, but I suppose I am addicted to cycling.
    -- Jon Snow

    #Home #Cycling #Car

  • Cycling, cycling forever bear, wolf, caribou. When had it all started, where will it end? We are all part of one, from such simple beginnings and yet all so different. Yet one. One and again.
    -- Kathryn Lasky

    #Simple #Cycling #Forever

  • Cycling is so hard, the suffering is so intense, that it’s absolutely cleansing. The pain is so deep and strong that a curtain descends over your brain….Once; someone asked me what pleasure I took in riding for so long. ‘PLEASURE???? I said.’ ‘I don’t understand the question.’ I didn’t do it for the pleasure; I did it for the pain.
    -- Lance Armstrong

    #Strong #Pain #Cycling

  • I know what happened to cycling from 1999 to 2005. I saw its growth, I saw its expansion.
    -- Lance Armstrong

    #Cycling #Growth #Expansion

  • The Europeans look down on raising your hands. They don't like the end-zone dance. I think that's unfortunate. That feeling - the finish line, the last couple of meters - is what motivates me.
    -- Lance Armstrong

    #Couple #Thinking #Cycling

  • Cycling is a sport of the open road and spectators are lining that road.
    -- Lance Armstrong

    #Sports #Cycling #Spectators

  • If my career were a hairstyle, it would be helmet-head.
    -- Laura Dern

    #Cycling #Careers #Would Be

  • I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.
    -- Lech Walesa

    #Funny #Science #Cycling

  • To me the bicycle is in many ways a more satisfactory invention than the automobile. It is consonant with the independence of man because it works under his own power entirely. There is no combustion of some petroleum product..to set the pedals going. Purely mechanical instruments like watches and bicycles are to be preferred to engines that depend on the purchase of power from foreign sources....The price of power is enslavement.
    -- Louis J. Halle

    #Men #Cycling #Independence

  • Team GB's success at the Beijing Olympics can, in part, be said to have been made in Manchester. For example, all the cycling medal winners trained at Manchester's velodrome, the National Cycling Centre.
    -- Lucy Powell

    #Team #Cycling #Olympics

  • Both the velodrome and the Commonwealth swimming pool are open to the public and are frequently used by local schools and the local community. Over the last six years young people have been inspired to take up swimming and cycling more seriously; some of them are now coming through as Olympic champions or hopefuls.
    -- Lucy Powell

    #School #Swimming #Cycling

  • Thanks to the Tour de France, riding the Champs-Elysees has a great cycling history.
    -- Marianne Vos

    #Cycling #Riding #France

  • My wife is so hot so I don't care it I lose every stage of the 2015 Tour to Kittle. Yea, he's got cool hair but my wife is super hot.
    -- Mark Cavendish

    #Hair #Cycling #Wife

  • Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live.
    -- Mark Twain

    #Regret #Healing #Cycling

  • Some people pay a thousand dollars for a tattoo. This scar cost me twenty grand.
    -- Mat Hoffman

    #Tattoo #Cycling #People

  • One of the most important days of my life was when I learned to ride a bicycle.
    -- Michael Palin

    #Cycling #Important #Bicycle

  • I love cycling, but if I could find a way of building something above the streets for cyclists, that would be amazing. We need even more space.
    -- Michelle Dockery

    #Space #Cycling #Would Be

  • I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again.
    -- Michelle Pfeiffer

    #Cycling #Relax #Together

  • Everybody tells me that I never look as if I'm suffering. But, when I watch videotapes of a race, I always remember the pain I had to endure.
    -- Miguel Indurain

    #Pain #Race #Cycling

  • 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 kilometers they are transformed and do amazing things. 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.
    -- Miguel Indurain

    #Race #Cycling #Suffering

  • I guess I just have bigger ovaries.
    -- Missy Giove

    #Cycling #Ovaries #Bigger

  • Armstrong has no place in cycling.
    -- Pat McQuaid

    #Cycling #Armstrong

  • Lance Armstrong deserves to be forgotten in cycling
    -- Pat McQuaid

    #Cycling #Forgotten #Armstrong

  • My English is perfect. I just like to say garbled nonsense to throw people off and keep them from bothering me. Cryptic is cool and it just adds to my mystique. I mean, Cancellara says some wacky stuff in English and nobody makes fun of him.
    -- Peter Sagan

    #Fun #Mean #Cycling

  • I eat everything, that's a problem. I don't have discipline. My favorite dish is the Caribbean. Meat, rice, lots of grains. But I do like to do exercises. Lately, I've been having capoeira classes and lots of cardiovascular exercises, such as jogging and cycling.
    -- Ricky Martin

    #Exercise #Cycling #Class

  • A lot of celebrities golf because they want to be away. For them it's a chance to get away and be peaceful. For me it's peaceful to ride [cycling].
    -- Robin Williams

    #Golf #Cycling #Peaceful

  • Bicycles are the new rollerblades, talentless is the new talented, and I'm in hog heaven.
    -- Ryan Seacrest

    #Cycling #Heaven #Hog

  • The bicycle is a great good. But it can turn nasty, if ill employed.
    -- Samuel Beckett

    #Cycling #Nasty #Ill

  • One of the things that I wound up loving about being involved with a bike racer was learning how to bike and how that really creates solitary time for you to reflect on things and nobody can get a hold of you.
    -- Sheryl Crow

    #Cycling #Solitary #Racers

  • Everything is bicycle.
    -- Stephen Crane

    #Cycling #Bicycle

  • While it is a very hard and sometimes very cruel profession, my love for the bike remains as strong now as it was in the days when I first discovered it. I am convinced that long after I have stopped riding as a professional I will be riding my bicycle. I never want to abandon my bike. I see my grandfather, now in his seventies and riding around everywhere. To me that is beautiful. And the bike must always remain a part of my life.
    -- Stephen Roche

    #Beautiful #Strong #Cycling

  • In cycling, you can put all your money on one horse.
    -- Stephen Roche

    #Horse #Cycling

  • We are, in fact, hyper-dimentional objects of some sort which cast a shadow into matter, and the shadow in matter is the body. And at death, what happens basically, is that the shadow withdraws, or the thing which cast the shadow withdraws, and metabolism ceases, and matter which had been organized into a dissipative structure in a very localized area, sustaining itself against entropy by cycling material in and degrading it and expelling it, that whole phenomenon ceases, but the thing which ordered it is not affected by that.
    -- Terence McKenna

    #Cycling #Shadow #Body

  • If you knew the pain I had in my legs...what suffering! I couldn't wait to get to the hotel.
    -- Thomas Voeckler

    #Pain #Cycling #Waiting

  • I would like to propose slow cycling. Commute by bike. At a stroke, you remove the need for and absurd cost of public transport. Cycling is almost completely free. There is no longer any need for the gym as you get fit by cycling. And you can go at your own pace.
    -- Tom Hodgkinson

    #Cycling #Needs #Cost