Cycling Quotes | Inspiration From Famous People

Cycling quotes

Quotes and sayings are favorite inspirational stuff for all areas of life. For improving a skill or perform a hard task or even complete a simple task, we are constantly searching for inspiration.

In this post, we are going to give you some inspiration cycling quotes from different famous people of various field. But one thing is common among them - they all are you cycling lovers. 

These quotes will definitely inspiration to go for cycling even if you don't feel like to go in your hard times. Here are our 105 cycling quotes:

Cycling Quotes | Inspiration From Experts

“When your legs scream stop and your lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts. That’s the hurt locker. Winners love it in there.” — Chris McCormack

“You can’t get good by staying home. If you want to get fast, you have to go where the fast guys are.” — Steve Larsen

“Cyclists see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to.” — Dr K.K. Doty

“The race is won by the rider who can suffer the most” — Eddy Merckx

“The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it” — Doug Bradbury

“You can say that climbers suffer the same as the other riders, but they suffer in a different way. You feel the pain, but you’re glad to be there” — Richard Virenque

“I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days” — Unknown

“Ride a bike. Ride a bike. Ride a bike” — Fausto Coppi

“Good morale in cycling comes from good legs.” — Sean Yates

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“Cyclers see considerably more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to.” — Dr. K. K. Doty

“Like dogs, bicycles are social catalysts that attract a superior category of people.” —Chip Brown

“Beyond pain there is a whole universe of more pain” — Jens Voigt

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."  —Lance Armstrong

“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.” — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

“I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do” — Miguel Indurain

“You either love spinning the pedals and watching scenery whiz by, or you don’t. And if you love it, not much can sour you on the idea of riding your bike.” — Keith Mills

“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 

“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

"You never have the wind with you — either it is against you or you’re having a good day." — Daniel Behrman

“Cyclists live with pain. If you can’t handle it you will win nothing.” — Eddy Merckx

“Cycling isn’t a game, it’s a sport. Tough, hard and unpitying, and it requires great sacrifices. One plays football, or tennis, or hockey. One doesn’t play at cycling” — Jean de Gribaldy

“It doesn’t matter if you’re sprinting for an Olympic gold medal, a town sign, a trailhead, or the rest stop with the homemade brownies. If you never confront pain, you’re missing the essence of the sport” — Scott Martin

“When it’s hurting you, that’s when you can make a difference” — Eddy Merckx

“If you go (with a break), you can either win or not win. If you don’t go for it, you definitely won’t win” — Jens Voigt

“To me it doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” — Mark Cavendish

“Riding a bike is everything to a cyclist. The friendship and camaraderie you have with other cyclists …to a cyclist, it was the be-all and end-all of your life.” — Tommy Godwin

“If you brake, you don’t win.” — Mario Cipollini

“It never gets easier, you just go faster.” — Greg LeMond

“When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.” — Emo Philips

“Truly, the bicycle is the most influential piece of product design ever.” — Hugh Pearman

“One of the most important days of my life, was when I learned to ride a bicycle.” — Michael Palin

“I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again.” — Michelle Pfeiffer

“The cyclist is a man half made of flesh and half of steel that only our century of science and iron could have spawned.” — Louis Baudry de Saunier

“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

“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

Mark Twain Cycling Quotes

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

“Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” — Charles M. Schultz

“The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” — John Howard

“When my legs hurt, I say: 'Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!'” — Jens Voigt

“Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.” — Eddy Merckx

“Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love."— Johan Museeuw

“As long as I breathe, I attack.” — Bernard Hinault

“Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls.” — Bob Weir

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

“As a kid I had a dream — I wanted to own my own bicycle. When I got the bike I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bike in the backyard at night. Not me. I insisted on taking mine indoors and the first night I even kept it in my bed.”— John Lennon

"Never sacrifice style for speed." — Bill Caveny

"It’s only a hill, get over it." — Tim Badger

"Sweat is just fat crying. " — Paul Beevers

"Sprint for flash, climb for cash." — Jason O’Brien

“Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.” — James E. Starrs

“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the human race.” — H.G. Wells

“The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.” — Ann Strong

“The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.” — William Saroyan

"If constellations had been named in the 20th century, I suppose we would see bicycles." — Professor Carl Sagan

“A bicycle is the finest mode of transport known to man.” — Adam Hart-Davis

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

“The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world.” — Susan B. Anthony

“Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity” — Lord Charles Beresford

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.” — Ernest Hemingway

"It’s not the falling off that hurts, it’s the landing." — James Carson

"If it’s not raining, it’s not training." — Richard Wing

"I just trebled the value of my car, I put my bike in the boot." — Jeremy Dickens

"Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever." — Fahmi Ibrahim

"My ultimate fear is that when I die my wife sells my bikes for what I told her I paid for them." — Sean Power

"You can’t be sad while riding a bicycle." — Unknown

"Bicycling is life with the volume turned up." — Unknown

"Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There's something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym." — Bill Nye

“Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.” — Helen Keller

"No such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing." — Josie Hunsdon

“Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.” — Fausto Coppi/Kevin Shields

"Four wheels move your body, two wheels move your soul." — Nicola Miller

“Bicycles are the indicator species of a community, like shellfish in a bay.” — P. Martin Scott

"The older I get, the faster I was." — Paul Webb

"Are you riding, or are you hiding?" — Daniel Solomatine

"When you ride a bike and you get your heart rate up and you’re out, after 30 or 40 minutes your mind tends to expand; it tends to relax.” — George W. Bush

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

"A bad day on a mountain bike always beats a good day in the office." — Mike BRCIC

"The best routes are the ones you haven’t ridden." — Unknown

It’s not a race, it’s a journey, enjoy the moment! — Pres. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"Before thinking about buying a lighter bike, make yourself lighter." — James Foley

"If someone finds me collapsed on the road, please pause my Garmin." — Jayson Carey-Brenton

When I was younger I asked my dad how many hills were left towards the end of the ride, he would reply: “It’s all downhill. Except for the uphill bits.” — Tom Cullen

"This is a recovery ride for me today. You know, just in case I’m a little slower on the hills." — Peter Denness

“It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels.” — Heinz Stucke

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

“The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard.” — Sloan Wilson

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

“Training is like fighting with a Gorilla. You don’t stop when you’re tired. You stop when the Gorilla is tired.” — Greg Henderson

“If you do something right the first time, then it’s not hard enough” — Danny MacAskill

“Those who wish to control their own lives and move beyond existence as mere clients and consumers — those people ride a bike” — Wolfgang Sachs

"Heard on a recent club run: They are not hills, they are mounds of opportunity." Michael Page

"Your bike cost how much? And it doesn’t even come with pedals?" — Mark Turner

"When you finish just one inch before the next one, you win." — Bram Bugajski

"When you’re wet, you’re wet. Used often with the British climate." — George Kinghorn

“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

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

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

"Ride it like you stole it." — Lee Sutton

"Keep the rubber side down." — David Silver

My eight-year-old old daughter: “this hill is so steep, my legs are out of breath”. — Mike Griffiths

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

"Save the Planet. Ride a bike." — Unknown

“Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” — H.G. Wells/Oliver Neilson

"Training is like wrestling a bear – you don’t stop just because you’re tired." - Neil Cobley

"You are one ride away from a good mood." — Sarah Bentley

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