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About Cycling Through A Pandemic

Cycling Through A Pandemic features the stories and photographs of cyclists around the world who got away from Covid-19 and the endless news cycles. Finding a gap between lockdowns or when restrictions eased, they escaped for a brief moment into the vastness and peacefulness of nature on their bikes. These are stories of perseverance and the human spirit, spectacular landscapes and the pure and simple joy that riding a bike can bring you. We're marking this unique time in history with a physical hardback book and wanted to celebrate the incredible adventures that so many of us had in our home countries during the pandemic.This is the perfect opportunity to give back through cycling, a sport that has benefitted so many people during this difficult time. It has allowed us freedom, independence and a chance to explore our own countries. Whether cycling has helped us get to work, stay fit and healthy or been an escape, it's impacted many of our lives in a positive way.All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to World Bicycle Relief. WBR is a global non-profit and social enterprise that mobilises people in developing countries through the Power of Bicycles.Follow along on Instagram at @cyclingthroughapandemic

Distance travelled

102 mi

Time in motion

10:42 h

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  1. Cycling Through A Pandemic planned a bike ride.

    November 19, 2021

    57:13
    588 mi
    10.3 mph
    19,400 ft
    19,650 ft
    1. Cycling Through A Pandemic

      Known as 'The Loneliest Highway' as it's located in one of America's most isolated regions, Route 50 in Nevada is a passage through time and geology as a desolate environment comes alive while you ride through it.Check out Jacob's Collection here: komoot.com/collection/1136051

      • November 19, 2021

  2. Cycling Through A Pandemic planned a gravel ride.

    November 19, 2021

    25:39
    190 mi
    7.4 mph
    5,300 ft
    5,300 ft
    1. Cycling Through A Pandemic

      This is Sami's full loop from her Tour, Two Spanish Deserts, which unites two of the biggest deserts in Spain: the Monegros and Bardenas Reales.Check out the full Collection here: komoot.com/collection/1047900

      • November 19, 2021

  3. Cycling Through A Pandemic planned a bike ride.

    November 19, 2021

    35:51
    265 mi
    7.4 mph
    11,825 ft
    8,400 ft
    1. Cycling Through A Pandemic

      This is Rae Trew-Browne's three-day ride from Cape Town to visit his Dad. Check out the full story via his Collection here: komoot.com/collection/1126780

      • November 19, 2021

  4. Cycling Through A Pandemic planned a mountain bike ride.

    November 19, 2021

    04:52
    38.1 mi
    7.8 mph
    2,850 ft
    2,825 ft
    1. Cycling Through A Pandemic

      This is Mohit's full tour from his Ancient Aravalli Range of Rajasthan ride. Check out the Collection here: komoot.com/collection/1149700/the-ancient-aravalli-range-of-rajasthan

      • November 19, 2021

  5. Rapha_UK and Cycling Through A Pandemic planned a bike ride.

    July 7, 2021

    02:14
    21.0 mi
    9.4 mph
    1,500 ft
    1,500 ft
    Cycling Through A Pandemic, Danny and 3 others like this.
  6. LVDV and Cycling Through A Pandemic went for a bike ride.

    October 31, 2020

    04:06
    26.1 mi
    6.4 mph
    1,100 ft
    1,100 ft
    Roebijn Schijf, Gaby and 4 others like this.
    1. LVDV

      We parked, we got off the bikes, we ate yesterday's cold pizza while we brewed mate, we crossed the first bridge and started pedalling. This transition of movements between the passive of the truck and the active of the bicycle is very similar to the sensation of taking the paper out of that chocolate that you love, and that gives you pleasure and anxiety at the same time. We always feel this, whatever the way it may be. It will be the uncertainty of the new, the adrenaline of the different, or perhaps even a sign that what we are about to do makes us feel very good.

      The path became smaller and larger. Sometimes it was made of earth and other times of stones. It was clear, but every so often it disappeared between leaves and branches. It was interrupted by flooded pastures, streams that look like rivers, and fallen trees that we had to avoid. It was flat and also sloping. The path was not straight: we go up and down, we pedalled and we walked, we opened and closed gates.

      Every so often we stopped to rest: we ate some bananas, drank fresh water, and enjoyed the quiet of the road. Because although we were there to be in motion, it is those moments of rest where the landscape becomes calm, tame.

      We reached the last bridge . That meant that up to here we had pedaled 20 kilometers. In hours there will have been four kilometers between the stops, the photos, the filming, the writing. And I love thinking about this now because on the way it didn't occur to me to count the time or the distance. Sometimes the numbers become fugitive and the only thing left is a momentum where what makes sense is the movement and the landscape itself.

      • April 27, 2021

  7. Jonathan Heard and Cycling Through A Pandemic went cycling.

    September 18, 2020

    01:59
    37.2 mi
    18.8 mph
    1,150 ft
    1,300 ft
    Roebijn Schijf, Gaby and 3 others like this.
    1. Jonathan Heard

      The final leg of the journey. I felt emotional as I woke up and packed up for the last time. I didn't feel ready to finish just yet but the weather was turning for the worse and getting very cold. I reached the sign and downed a celebratory beer which warmed me back up and headed to my Airbnb, complete with a real bed, food and even a shower.

      • April 20, 2021

  8. Mohit Raj Kapoor and Cycling Through A Pandemic went mountain biking.

    August 9, 2020

    10.4 mi
    -- mph
    1,225 ft
    1,225 ft
    Gaby, Pedro 🚵🏽‍♂️ and 2 others like this.
    1. Mohit Raj Kapoor

      I was back on the main trail after the sunrise and headed towards the Kukas village, heading back home. I enjoyed passing through the farms along the ride, and rode back to where I started near home at back to Amer Fort.

      • April 28, 2021

  9. Mohit Raj Kapoor and Cycling Through A Pandemic went mountain biking.

    August 8, 2020

    02:26
    14.7 mi
    6.0 mph
    1,000 ft
    1,250 ft
    Gaby, Anne and 2 others like this.
    1. Mohit Raj Kapoor

      I was venturing deeper inside the forested area on the second day, really into the wild. I missed some of the main trails, and accidentally went into the leopard zone!

      Thankfully I met a forester and explained to him that I was lost in the jungle. Luckily there was not so much drama but I was offered tea.

      After managing to get back on the main trail, I spotted a 100-year-old temple, which I decided to sleep beside.

      • April 28, 2021

  10. Mohit Raj Kapoor and Cycling Through A Pandemic went mountain biking.

    August 7, 2020

    02:12
    13.4 mi
    6.1 mph
    1,700 ft
    1,475 ft
    Gaby, Pedro 🚵🏽‍♂️ and 2 others like this.
    1. Mohit Raj Kapoor

      I started from Jal Mahal on the outskirts of Jaipur, and headed towards Amber Fort. I had to start pushing the bike from the lake in the Nahargarh Forest area! I decided to stick alongside the walls that were built some 150 years ago, and ended up camping inside the jungle.

      • April 28, 2021