156+ Best Cycling Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Cycling Quotes

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

I have some really nice memories of Delhi. Going swimming, roaming around in Defence Colony, cycling in its beautiful, wide lanes, and enjoying good food. — Sidharth Malhotra

I love to eat a lot, but I try to eat healthy stuff. Especially when you’re riding, sometimes I get hooked up with the cycling and when you’re riding three, four, five hours, then you can put whatever you want in your body. — Camilo Villegas

When I am home in L.A., I love to stop by a yoga class or Soul Cycle session. There is nothing like doing some cycling in the dark to club music and candle light. — Adam Rippon

When you drive, you are doing several things at once. You are using your eyes, ears, hands, your mind. If you have meditated for many years and have reached a lofty height in your meditation, as I have, you can meditate while running and cycling and painting. — Sri Chinmoy

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

I cannot emphasize just how dangerous it is cycling in the city. Especially now. Even though it is against the law to do this, you’ll see people texting while they drive. — Dan Hill

Cycling has been my passion throughout my life. — Bryan Fogel

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

I like doing yoga; I like running and cycling – just staying active. And I love a facial. — Katie Holmes

I work out four days a week in the off-season, and in the warm, running weather months, I do five days. A push/pull regime of weightlifting, cycling, and the occasional Saturday or Sunday run with my oldest son, even if it’s cold out. — Andre Dubus III

I’ve 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, I’ve raced a lot longer than I thought I would. I know I can still be better, but I just don’t know if I love it enough any more. — Clara Hughes

Don’t get me wrong: there are some fantastic people who work at British Cycling who kept me together, who were there when I was struggling with it all. They were walking the same tightrope in many ways, because if you do speak up, your days are numbered. — Victoria Pendleton

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

With cycling, I can still be active and compete, and ultimately, that’s what I love to do, to be competitive. — Oksana Masters

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

As a teenager, I wanted to look like the early ’90s curvy supermodels. Even in my early 20s, I always said as soon as I retired from cycling, I’d get a boob job. — Victoria Pendleton

It’s hard to put into words, really, how proud I am and great it is to represent Wales because, in cycling, it’s a little-known country, so it’s nice to put it on the map. — Geraint Thomas

Cycling into work every day is a brilliant way to add in extra training hours without feeling like you are taking up much time. — Jonathan Brownlee

I come from a cycling background. I happened to be good at it; the opportunities came my way. It wasn’t something I necessarily searched to be involved in; it wasn’t a dream. I just had an opportunity which you couldn’t refuse. — Victoria Pendleton

Whatever I won in cycling, I won with my own skills. I never won anything I couldn’t win. For example, I never won a time trial at 60 kph, whereas others have and maybe still do. — Danilo Di Luca

Bike riding requires permanent sacrifice. It means training 11 months out of 12 and 110 days of racing, whatever the weather conditions. Early in life, I realised I did not have intellectual potential, so I dedicated myself to cycling. — Richard Virenque

My epiphany came in that police cell: I realised 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

I’m more optimistic about cycling right now than I’ve ever been. — Greg LeMond

In the second part of my life, away from cycling, I hope I will be able to benefit fully from my family and children in the same way that cycling gave me such joy. — Richard Virenque

As a kid growing up – I can see now – it didn’t matter what I did, as long as it was something I could be really good at. Cycling just happened to be the opportunity that came along. — Victoria Pendleton

Cycling is good for people in all ways: their health, their well-being, and it does no damage to the environment. It can, however, be dangerous, and this has to be addressed. — Jeremy Corbyn

We grew up climbing trees, playing outdoors and cycling. — Tahir Raj Bhasin

There’s a certain amount of freedom involved in cycling: you’re self-propelled and decide exactly where to go. If you see something that catches your eye to the left, you can veer off there, which isn’t so easy in a car, and you can’t cover as much ground walking. — David Byrne

I began cycling round the Serpentine because it was the only closed route in London where I could ride traffic-free. — Bradley Wiggins

I’m very keen on outdoor things, lots of running and cycling. — Gwilym Lee

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

I’ve been cycling ever since I was a kid. I remember taking my cycling proficiency test aged seven – I got to school at 7:30 A.M. to practise, I was so nervous. After that, I always cycled to school. — Erin O’Connor

I’d love to be able to dominate cycling in general, not just one event. — Caroline Buchanan

I was always cycling for my dad. Then the coaches got bigger, and my results got better. Suddenly, the responsibility grows, and I’m doing it for somebody else, I’m doing it for a programme; I’m doing it for the country. I’m doing it for, like, everybody. — Victoria Pendleton

It’s really important for cycling and for women to be on a sporting stage which is in the mainstream and across the board, not just my own sport. — Lizzie Armitstead

Cycling is a business. — Lizzie Armitstead

As a British rider, it’s a privilege to be able to compete on home roads. The British public have really taken to cycling, and you can see that when the race goes through different towns: the community really gets behind it. — Lizzie Armitstead

We got a gay following around the time we started using camp dancers who were stripped to the waist in cycling shorts and aviators. — Keren Woodward

The best way for women to get into cycling is to go out in a group, to feel like you’re part of it. — Laura Trott

Sooner or later a rider will emerge who will win more Tours. In every sport we have seen how the records eventually get broken and cycling is no exception. — Miguel Indurain

I think racing and riding are two different elements of cycling. You either want to or not depending on what you want to get out of it. — Mark-Paul Gosselaar

I remember cycling down in my hometown Kanpur twice in two days for eight kilometres to see ‘Ardh Satya.’ I loved its rawness at a time when everyone was doing potboilers. — Vijay Krishna Acharya

For me, green is more about cycling than recycling. — Giles Deacon

I was fortunate to be born when I was. There’s been a massive rise in British cycling since I joined the junior programme when I was 17. It all started in 2004 when Chris Hoy won gold for the 1 km. time trial in Athens; when one person starts doing well, they take everyone with them. — Geraint Thomas

The cycling helmet can save your life, but it doesn’t look good and tends to ruin your hair. — Astro Teller

I top up my endurance with running and cycling because in a race, your heart rate is up at 150, so we have to train at that level. — Daniel Ricciardo

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

Cardio-based exercise involves moving at a moderate intensity, using many muscle groups at once. Think: walking, jogging, cycling, etc. — Harley Pasternak

At the end of the day, cycling is a business, so we have to be able to offer something to a sponsor, and without exposure, that’s going to be difficult, but that’s where the UCI perhaps has to be a little bit stronger. — Lizzie Armitstead

I’m happy that the sacrificing, the hard training, the travel, the time being away from the family, is going to stop. So I’m happy; I’m glad about that. But I’m also terrified. Frightened. Because, I mean, in my whole adult life, cycling was the most consistent thing I ever did. — Jens Voigt

Once you start cycling, the city opens up for you. No longer are you fighting it, hot and frustrated; no longer are you at the mercy of bus drivers, roadworks, decisions made by others and over which you have no control. Believe me, once you’ve tasted this freedom, you’re hooked. — Deborah Moggach

My buddy lost about 100 pounds cycling. He took me on a 31-mile loop. I was hooked. — Erika Christensen

Lots of other drivers like cycling, but I’m not so keen. I have some really cool bikes, but I’m just not in love with it like Jenson Button and Fernando Alonso. — Lewis Hamilton

I was on my bike, cycling to Stanford, and it struck me that a week had gone by without my having a phone. And everything was just fine. Better than fine, actually. I felt more relaxed, carefree, happier. — Steve Hilton

We used to go cycling as a family every weekend. I played basketball, cricket, badminton, and was half-decent at them. — Jack Butland

When lorry drivers come up behind me and I’m cycling, innocently keeping to my side of the road, and they decide because they are so big, and their lorry is so powerful, and they just want to clear me out of the road, and they hoot aggressively, then I do see red a bit. I do. — Boris Johnson

I want to tell the world of cycling to please join me in telling Pat McQuaid to resign. I have never seen such an abuse of power in cycling’s history – resign, Pat, if you love cycling. Resign even if you hate the sport. — Greg LeMond

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

Bicycles should not be insured or registered, and cycling proficiency should not be subject to a test. That’s just weak-kneed nonsense from people who believe the world can be cured with paperwork. — James May

I’m 100 per cent motivated. I haven’t done enough yet in cycling to be satisfied. — Lizzie Armitstead

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

My dad was very into cycling and had lots of magazines around the house. So I knew about the best cyclists of that era: Arnaud Tournant, Laurent Gane. I watched a lot of the Tour de France and the Tour of Spain with him. — Grégory Baugé

The UCI have to make the decision to put in rules into women’s cycling that they have in men’s cycling: you know, like a minimum budget to run a women’s team and that sort of thing so that it becomes more professional. — Lizzie Armitstead

On bikeback, there is a delightful sense of self-direction and autonomy. Lately, I have taken to cycling slowly, more fun than the fast, competitive commuter cycling I used to do. No longer do I jump lights or attempt that irritating wobbling thing that semi-professional cyclists like to indulge in. — Tom Hodgkinson

I want to be remembered going off the front, not the other way. After winning my seventh king-of-the-mountains title and winning a stage on Bastille Day, I asked myself, ‘What more can I do in cycling?’ I want to go out at the top. — Richard Virenque

I rode a bike around town when I was a kid, with my friends, but I never got into cycling as a sport or activity. But, it is really pleasant. It’s really nice to hit the mountains with all the trees and everything. I get it. — Andy Samberg

I used to spend all my school holidays cycling around, so all this training has made me feel like a kid again. — Denise Van Outen

It’s insane going from skiing to cycling. Even though you are in prime shape, you feel like you have never worked out a day in your life. — Oksana Masters

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

I think it is easier for thinner people to build on a frame once you get lean muscle. I get bored lifting weights at the gym, and it isn’t enough as your body becomes stiff. So I train in different ways such as core training, cardio with weights, playing sports such as tennis, cycling, swimming and running 10 km once a week. — Arjun Rampal

When you’re eating salad and quinoa while training, all you want is a burger. In the cycling season, when I’m doing 30-odd hours of exercise a week, I’m dreaming of burgers and curries that I’ll have at the end of the season. — Geraint Thomas

I discovered Boulder not through cycling but skiing. I was recruited by the university for the ski team, and in my opinion, it’s the best place for skiing – you have this super-light, fluffy champagne snow. — Tyler Hamilton

If you don’t want to hit the gym, go cycling or skipping. — Bhumi Pednekar

My time is focused on family and work. I need to find a way to spend more time with my friends – and cycling. — Daniel L. Doctoroff

Cycling as a whole is totally underestimated. — Victoria Pendleton

The more time I was spending with the British team, the more of a laugh I was having with them. It’s clean, their way of cycling; it’s more about what you can produce as an athlete. — Bradley Wiggins

Cycling keeps me lean and I need to stay in shape, especially as I still like eating chocolate and ice-cream! I like to go mountain biking too. Running is also good; it’s what we were designed to do as humans, so it comes naturally. — Mark Webber

When I was in my 20s, I used to go crazy. I used to work out two or three hours a day, like cycling; I was never anorexic, just picky. When I was in my 30s, I’d go back and forth, now that I’m 41, I’m like, ‘Whatever, man!’ For the most part, I just do a regular workout. — Justina Machado

My mom knew Salman sir, as they grew up together in Bandra. He would often tell my mother Genievev Advani how one day he would be a star. They have been friends for the longest time and would go cycling together. — Kiara Advani

Bengaluru’s traffic does not allow scope for cycling regularly, but I brave the roads occasionally and take the cycle out to work. — Naveen Tewari

People are getting more active and living healthier in San Antonio, whether it’s walking, cycling, or using our parks. We now have concrete evidence that our investments are paying off and positively impacting the health of our families and the overall quality of life in San Antonio. — Julian Castro

Cycling is a great way to learn about your city. I love being outdoors, especially in good weather, but I’m not a fair weather cyclist. I’m happy to get a red nose in the cold. — Erin O’Connor

In cycling, you just race. When you get to the finish, you see the result. — Pauline Ferrand-Prevot

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

I would describe my songs as just a collection of my thoughts, with melodies that probably occurred to me in the grocery store or cycling home, sung as best I can over a bunch of chords. — Withered Hand

As I get older, it’s getting more frustrating because I’m starting to think about what I’m going to do after cycling, and I may be pushed to study alongside riding in order to prepare for retirement – all those things the professional blokes don’t really have to think about. — Lizzie Armitstead

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

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

I think everyone lifts themselves that little bit extra for the Tour de France, being the pinnacle of our cycling calendar. — Chris Froome

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

I love cycling, running and swimming. In recent years I’ve competed regularly in triathlons, which means I don’t find the physical side of driving a struggle any more. — Jenson Button

Tom Simpson is like the Bobby Moore of British cycling. — Bradley Wiggins

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

When I first started out in cycling, if there were two girls there, that was successful; but now, if there are 20 girls there, it’s just unbelievable. The growth of the sport is just incredible. — Laura Trott

I’m such a fanatic about exercise that I opened my own gym, 3Sixty Cycling Studio, and I exercise almost every single day. — Bobbi Brown

I love cycling. — Natalie Dormer

Cycling is an endurance sport. You lose your fast-twitch ability as you age, but your endurance peaks when you hit 30. I don’t think I really started feeling my age until around 40. — Jens Voigt

There can be crowd issues everywhere in cycling. But it’s a good thing for cycling that it’s so accessible for spectators. That’s why it’s so popular – because fans can get close to the road and the race. But you also have to be aware of the dangers. — Marianne Vos

I came to the conclusion that I’m not going to give up cycling because some people are cheating. — Bradley Wiggins

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

That period afterwards, just hating being the winner of the Tour de France, hating cycling, hating the media for asking me questions about Lance Armstrong. — Bradley Wiggins

You train all year for the physical aspect of cycling, but you can’t plan for what comes next. You’re still the same person. External perceptions might change, but inside, you’re the same. — Bradley Wiggins

Cycling can be lonely, but in a good way. It gives you a moment to breathe and think, and get away from what you’re working on. — David Byrne

Everyone in the world of cycling knows how much it is a team sport as well as individual. It’s just amazing to be a part of. — Geraint Thomas

I like to sit down, relax, have a cup of coffee on the terrace and read a book. I like to travel the world – and I’m lucky to see so much through cycling. — Marianne Vos

I get asked to comment a lot on inequality in cycling, but for me it has never been an issue. Everything has always been equal on the track, and the male and female riders are all part of the same team, and we all mix freely. — Laura Trott

I wouldn’t dream of watching motor racing, cycling, or golf – which aren’t truly sports anyway. — Howard Jacobson

In tennis, you can have a bad set and still win. The part of track cycling that is difficult to find in other sports is that it’s so final; there’s no second chance if you make a mistake. — Victoria Pendleton

I am pretty laid-back as a parent, but I do like a lot of activity. So I am constantly suggesting things to do that involve some physical activity: cycling, mountain biking and paddleboarding. — Bill Bailey

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

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

I am a gym rat who loves to work out, particularly running, Zumba, yoga, cycling, and kickboxing. — Aprilynne Pike

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

My mum was my inspiration. As cliche as that sounds, she was the reason that we started. She chose cycling to lose weight. I was only eight at the time, so I just followed what my mum did. — Laura Trott

I have been on the same dose of anti-depressants for 15 years, and my nerves still go up and down in cycles; but my nerves are cycling at a lower level than they were before. — Temple Grandin

In fact cycling has always been ‘saved’ by judicial investigations and not by the anti-doping controls we put in place. That’s the harsh truth. We have relied on them to clean the sport up. — David Millar

Cycling is the only way to free ourselves from the misery of the Tube, the wall-to-wall buses that line Oxford Street, the hopelessness of even thinking about driving. — Deborah Moggach

They do say now in cycling that there’s no such thing as bad weather – it’s bad clothing. — Bradley Wiggins

I enjoy every second I’m in the gym. I love to challenge myself, push myself; obviously there’s a lot of different routines and a lot of different stuff we do – love cycling, and again, it’s part of my lifestyle. — Camilo Villegas

Of course you want a better culture of cycling in the U.K. Better roads. More respect. — Geraint Thomas

If you like the outdoors, Colorado is a big adventure playground for adults: it’s great for skiing, cycling, climbing, and hiking. — Tyler Hamilton

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

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

Myself, I really like the iPad mounted as a frame, with a happy slideshow cycling through. — Rachel Sklar

It’s nice to actually look done-up, because people see a different side of me, the more girly side. Obviously, I can’t do that with cycling. I can’t go with nice girly hair and full make-up. — Laura Trott

I’m excited to see the growth in women’s cycling, and I think the Women’s Tour has had a really positive impact on that change. — Lizzie Armitstead

I am not a robot; I am a member of a family – my commitment to them comes over and above my commitment to cycling. — Lizzie Armitstead

I do yoga almost daily. I try to fit in swimming and cycling when I can. — Martha Hunt

I like cycling and swimming and walking everywhere. I’m not going to the gym. I like being outside rather than inside a room. — Anna Ewers

Caution is the key to safe cycling. I’m aware that cars are bigger than me, but I feel quite safe. I’m in control, liberated and free, when I’m on my bike. — Erin O’Connor

I think when I first started cycling, it wasn’t that popular with kids. I felt almost embarrassed going down the road on my road bike; I didn’t want my friends to see me because it was embarrassing. — Laura Trott

Practice makes an actor excel. It is like cycling and motor driving. It is an art, which can be learnt and practised. — Anupam Kher

In a triathlon, it’s all about cycling in the most efficient manner. You need to save your energy for the run at the end, so you want to ride really efficiently and not waste your energy. The only way to do that is to spend a really long time on the bike. — Jonathan Brownlee

I remember the day after the general election when Harold Wilson had lost, I remember quite clearly cycling from my house in Hutton along Long Ridings and feeling what a relief to live in a country with a Tory government again. — Philip Hammond

I just played football from an early age and didn’t get involved in any other sports. We had tennis, cycling, ice skating – I’d like to have skated more, because it’s so physical. Ten minutes on the ice and you really feel it in your back. — Jaap Stam

Cycling is a part of my life; it always has been, and I will always continue to cycle. I won’t be doing it on the world stage, doing it competitively, but I’ll still be out on the weekend with the masses riding around Richmond Park in my Team Sky jersey or whatever. I just love it. — Bradley Wiggins

Cycling is not only a personal passion for me, but it is something that simply makes sense to expand transportation options for Americans. It is good for the health of our nation, the environment, the development of our communities, and is one of the keys to addressing the ongoing challenges that come with urban congestion. — Dan Lipinski

Cycling is open to the whole world. — Bernard Hinault

I never really had a job, because I’ve been cycling from such a young age: there was never really a time to have a job. My mum went into Starbucks once and asked if they had a job for me, and they offered me one – but I never took it up because I couldn’t fit the job in with school and cycling. — Laura Trott

The world depends on fungi, because they are major players in the cycling of materials and energy around the world. — E. O. Wilson

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

Cycling has never felt like a job. To get paid for something that you absolutely love is amazing. I don’t feel like I work. I just do it because I love it and I get paid to do it. I just think: ‘What an easy way to earn a living.’ — Laura Trott

I loved running, but all of a sudden everything hurt so much. I started cycling when Zelda was born. — Robin Williams

I know the freedom that cycling gives you in terms of being able to just jump on and go. — Bradley Wiggins

In sport you always think the strongest guy should be going for it and getting the best results. The thing is, cycling also has a very important team aspect, which I don’t think that a lot of people fully grasp. — Chris Froome

People are often quite surprised by the sport and leisure activities practised by the blind. For example, tandem cycling is very popular. — Andrea Bocelli

Usually, the great thing about cycling is that anybody can watch it; it’s very accessible. — Bradley Wiggins

Cycling’s primarily a pushing motion, and skiing is more pulling, so it kind of balances out the body. — Oksana Masters

A friend of mine – a cameraman at MTV – lost a lot of weight from cycling, and I thought I’d 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

The physical demands of cycling is that it actually lowers your immune system, and you expose yourself to a tremendous amount of elements – so certain people might get a chronic overload and develop, say, bad asthma. — Greg LeMond

I always find the time to exercise – kitesurfing, tennis or cycling – and to spend time with my loved ones. — Richard Branson

I’ve been taught by some of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the country, and I’ve learnt that technique for weight training and cycling is very much more strength and less conditioning. — Victoria Pendleton

I’ve diced with death the most cycling around London. Black cabs are far more dangerous than polar bears. — Ben Saunders

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

Cycling was the sport of our family – we did it all the time, five days a week. — Laura Trott

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