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.     


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

It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels.     

Heinz Stucke

Cycling is an activity which more and more young people are getting involved with, whether they are using their bikes to get to school or work, socially, or cycling as a sport. Cycling is cheap, it's quick, and it makes you look and feel great!     

Adrian Bell

Gliding down the bike path on a Saturday morning, you whip by somebody peddling in the opposite direction and give each other a nod. For a moment it's like "Hey, we're both doing the same thing. Let's be friends for a second.     

Neil Pasricha

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

Cycling has encountered more enemies than any other form of exercise.     

Louis Baudry de Saunier

Cycling goals are attained not by strength but by perseverance.     

Felicity Luckey

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

Lance Armstrong

A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness.     

James E. Starrs

Cycling is unique. No other sport lets you go like that where there's only the bike left to hold you up. If you ran as hard, you'd fall over. Your legs wouldn't support you.     

Steve Johnson

Cycling goals are cycling dreams with deadlines.     

Felicity Luckey

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

Choosing a cycling goal and sticking to it changes everything.     

Felicity Luckey

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. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.     

Hemmingway Ernest

Life is like riding a bicycle: you don't fall off unless you stop pedaling.     

Claude Pepper

You know, bicycling isn't just a matter of balance,I said. it's a matter of faith. You can keep upright only by moving forward. You have to have your eyes on the goal, not the ground. I'm going to call that the bicyclist's philosophy of life.     

Susan Vreeland

Your bike is discovery; your bike is freedom. It doesn't matter where you are, when you're on the saddle, you're taken away.     

Doug Donaldson

Riding a bike is everything to a cyclist. The friendship and camaraderie you have with other cyclist to a cyclist, it was the be all and end all of your life.     

Tommy Godwin