Date: 14th April Location: Great Linford, Milton Keynes Charity: World Vision
Sisters Davina and Damaris decided they wanted to cycle their hearts out in Great Linford and help raise money for their favourite charity World Vision. Click here to find out more!
Date: Friday 6th April Location: Milton Keynes Cause: Easter Egg Breeze ride
Happy good Friday everyone! Following the same heart route as the 'Nothing but Love route' we were lucky this time not to have a drop of snow in sight! We celebrated this Easter with a fun heart-shaped cycle ride around the lakes of Milton Keynes, followed by a Easter egg hunt at the Triple Starhead Sculpture!!
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Date: Saturday 31st March Location: Richmond Park, London Cause: Breeze
We were delighted to be joined by cycling champion Councillor Katharine Harborne! A huge thank you to all the lovely ladies that took part on the second heart ride around beautiful Richmond Park.
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Date: Saturday 17th March Location: Richmond Park, London Cause: Breeze
Despite the heavy rain and lack of sunshine, Richmond's first ever Cycle Your Heart Out Breeze ride was a huge success!
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Date: 12th Feb Location: Milton Keynes Charity: Solar Aid with guest Sean Conway
We were delighted to welcome Sean to Milton Keynes for the bike ride! Despite the cold weather there was a good show of support for Sean, who answered questions about his ambitious feat ahead!
On the 18th February Sean set off from London to attempt to break the world record for cycling solo and unsupported around the world in less than 100 days!
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Date: 11th February Location: Milton Keynes Cause: Nothing but Love Breeze ride
Lovely ride today, thanks ladies, and thank you to the sun for melting the gorgeous snow for us! Will be running this ride again soon for all those who couldn't make it.
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Date: 7th January 2012 Location: Milton Keynes Cause: New Year New You Breeze ride
Congratulations to all the MK ladies that took part in the first CYHO Breeze ride for 2012!! The 'New Year New You' ride celebrated the start of 2012 with a bang! To help kick the year off fortune cookies did the rounds, my favourite cookie fortune was ''Hope is like food, you will starve without it"
Check out the photos and find out what went in the goodie bags....
Date: 2nd January 2012 Location: Milton Keynes Reason: Photo Love!
I met Nicole from New Zealand back in June 2009 in Broome, Western Australia, A couple years later fate landed Nicole on my doorstep, and we discovered we not only had a huge passion for photography, but we also owned the same funky camera! I packed up my boombox, lent Nicole my old bike Petra, and we were off on a photo-snapping heart cycle! Great way to start 2012!
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Date: 19th December 2011 Location: Perth, Australia, Reason: A thank you to Perth!
While we in the UK get ready for winter, on the other side of the world in sunny Perth Australia, international motorcycle traveller, Elvis from Norway decided to leave behind his motorbike and pick up his bicycle (Mi Julie)!
Click here to read his interview and watch a video of his motorbike travels around the World!
Elvis is also this weeks Biker Boy!
Date: 10th December Location: Milton Keynes, UK Cause: Christmas Breeze ride
A huge thank you to all the lovely ladies that braved the cold in yesterdays Christmas Breeze ride! Despite the cold weather the sun shone brightly and a great time was had by all. The tasty hot chocolate and mince pies to finish certainly where well and truly deserved!
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Date: 15th October Location: Munich, Germany Cause: Highlights of Munich!
The second CYHO of Germany took me and by Munich born friend Thomas on a more city based heart ride than Frankfurt, through beautiful Munich! Starting at the English gardens (one of the largest urban parks in the world) we cycled past beer garden heaven 'Chinese Towers' to the start of our heart route at the peaceful Hofgarten, where a talented musician was serenading everyone passing by.
We cycled past the Feldherrnhalle, where hundreds of bicycles were parked and tourists where snapping photos. At the Konigsplatz Square many people were sunbathing enjoying the sudden heatwave in the middle of October! The Marienplatz square is the heart of the city, where the stunning Townhall & Frauenkirche lies, they were probably two of my favourite buildings. I could not help but liken the buildings of Munich to Disney land! In fact only 128km from Munich you will find Neuschwanstein Castle, which was in fact the inspiration for Disneyland's famous Castle!
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Date: 9th October Location: Frankfurt, Germany Cause: Simon & Katrins engagment!
I decided to do my 1st international CYHO in Frankfurt to celebrate that my lovely brother has just got engaged to his beautiful German girlfriend. What better way to spread the CYHO love, than to start here!
After picking up a bike map in town, my brothers fiancé helped plot out a nice quiet heart route. We hired our bikes in town with an awesome bicycle company called 'Next Bike' and headed over the Eiserner Steg - which I think should be called the 'Love bridge' as the bridge rails are covered in small padlocks all with love messages on! We then followed the scenic river all the way to Steinheim to start our 17 mile (27km) heart route. We passed beautiful churches, funky graffiti, castles, picturesque traditional houses and many many other cyclists!
After completing the top part of our heart route in beautiful Seligenstadt (one of Germanys oldest towns) we asked a local for somewhere nice to eat, they recommended this sweet traditional german restaurant called 'Zur Neewe' and were served by a lovely lady called Elle. The food was 100% traditional german at its best! The second part took us through beautiful green forests and ended our journey in Steinheim, another equally picturesque town!
Frankfurt is a very beautiful city for cycling, with great cycle paths. The green belt takes you on a scenic 70km loop around the city!
Click here to check out photos of Frankfurt
Date: Monday 24th Sep 2011 Location: Buckingham Cause: Perfecting the heart!
Congratulations to Brendan Lennon and Jordan Cox for completing a 17.5 miles heart cycle around scenic alpaca filled Buckingham! This is now Jordan´s second CYHO! After doing one around Italy only a few weeks ago he thought he would do another one in order to perfect the heart shape and get his mate in on the fun!
So guys, how did you find it sticking to a heart shaped route?
Always a tad challenging to find 'n map out a heart shape ... but think we managed a pretty decent effort - a beating heart almost with it contracting at the top & bottom chambers!! But yeah the route was quite straight forward to follow.
What was your best part of the cycle? The onlookers, those being the greetings received as cycling by from the array of farm yard animals from sheep to dogs, horses to alpacas.
Hardest challenge in the cycle? Well the route is a wee bit hilly, so those inclines require some effort - but nothing quite like the magnitude of the Italian job!!!
What was your motivation for wanting to do the cycle? Had a great time completing my first heart shaped cycle ride - then spread the word of CYHO and low 'n behold my friend wanted in on the act. Next stop who knows?!
Check out the Buckingham gallery!
Date: Monday 12th September 2011 Location: Tuscany, Italy Cause: Brother love!
Congratulations to brothers Ryan and Jordan Cox from Milton Keynes for their fantastic efforts at completing a heart shape cycle around beautiful Italy! Their journey took them 30.59 miles through stunning Tuscany, covering huge hills reaching as high as 425 metres!
I asked Ryan how they found it trying to stick to the heart route, and was very impressed by his response!
"We both love a challenge, it was pretty tricky to keep to the route plotted on the map, so we
thought we would chuck in a heart ventricle for you!
Cheers guys, fantastic effort! Click here to find out more about Ryan & Jordan in Biker Boys!
Check out their photos in the gallery, loving the kitten photo!
Date: Sat 27th August 2011 Location: Milton Keynes: Cause: Peace One Day
Thank you to everyone that took part in the Midnight Peace ride! The night was a huge success! We were also joined by a special guest all the way from Berlin, Thomas Barthelmes!
What inspired me to do this ride was Peace One Day! In September 1999 Jeremy Gilley founded the film project Peace One Day to document his efforts to create an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. In 2001 this dream finally came true when the United Nations adopted the first ever day of global peace on 21st September!
Please show your support by clicking here to add your name to their petition, and show the world that a true day of global peace is possible in our lifetime.
Every year Peace One Day celebrates this day by holding a special concert. This year Newton Faulkner & Razorlight will be playing on the night, with special guest Jude Law! Tickets are stil available for the concert at the o2 Arena in London on 21st September! Click here to book your tickets!
Check out the gallery!
Date: Sunday 7th August 2011 Location: Wolverton Cause: Love Life
Hey everyone, just discovered a beautiful little heart route in Wolverton & Haversham! We only discovered it looked like a heart route afterwards! We also came across this beautiful piece of graffiti! Click here to check out the route!
Check out the gallery!