I Asked 32 People What Cycling Means to Them and 50% Used This Exact Word

Last week, I asked my email subscribers and social media followers: “What does cycling mean to you (in 10 words or less)?

I got all sorts of answers. Some I expected, some I certainly did not.

But there was one word that kept popping up time and time again. So much so, in fact, that 50% of all respondents used this exact word, while many others alluded to it.

That word, was FREEDOM.

And it’s so true, cycling is freedom. You’re free to go wherever. You’re free from congestion. You’re free in the world. And, hey, once you’ve got a bike, cycling is basically free in terms of cost.

What Does Cycling Mean to You?

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What does Cycling Represent?

As you can see above, there are some clear themes in what cycling means to people.

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I’ve grouped each of these responses below, to give you a lovely visually a to what cycling means to people.

Cycling Word Cloud

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Pete Reynolds

Pete is the co-founder and editor of Discerning Cyclist. He commutes by bike daily from his home to his co-working space. Originally from Wirral, UK, Pete now lives in Spain. When visiting a new city, Pete loves nothing more than to explore it on two wheels. See Pete's Muck Rack profile

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