Cycling Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old cycling quotes, cycling sayings, and cycling proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Belief in yourself and your cycling goals is the ignition switch that gets you off the sofa and onto your bike.     

Felicity Luckey

It never gets easier; you just go faster.     

Greg LeMond

Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.     

Eddy Merckx

You are likely to fall when you stop paddling your bicycle. Such is life. As long as you don't give up, you will never end up failing!     

Israelmore Ayivor

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

Your cycling goals should be out of reach but never out of sight.     

Felicity Luckey

When you ride hard on a mountain bike, sometimes you fall, otherwise you're not riding hard.     


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

David Millar

Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.     

Albert Einstein

Good morale in cycling comes from good legs.     

Sean Yates

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

Cycling is a sport of amazing athletes. Its been a privilege and a honor for me to be in this sport and to have a chance to race at the highest level.     

Robin Farina

Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.     

Grant Petersen

Cycling is so difficult when you have to and so easy when you want to.     

Felicity Luckey

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

On your path to cycling success, remember to have fun and enjoy the ride.     

Felicity Luckey

Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love.     

Johan Museeuw

Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it, but the world at large.     

Udo E. Simonis

Cycling as a whole is totally underestimated. Victoria Pendleton     

Victoria Penead

Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.     

Charles M. Schulz

Cycling also offers a sense of independence, of being able to get up and go wherever and whenever you want. That's invaluable.     

Adrian Bell

Cycling is not a sport it's a lifestyle.     

Magnus Backstedt

A mountain bike is like your buddy. A road bike is your lover.     

Sean Coffey

If you put off starting a cycling routine until the time is right, you'll never reach your cycling goals.     

Felicity Luckey

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.     

John F. Kennedy

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

Astro Teller

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

David Byrne

A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke.     

Scott Stoll

Cycling is part of me, it's who I am. When you get injured, your whole identity is taken away from you, you're no longer yourself.     

Magnus Backstedt

Life may not be about your bike, but it sure can help you get through it.