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50+ Morning Cycling Quotes To Inspire And Motivate!

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It’s a big commitment to wake up early each morning and get out on the open road on your bike.

Whether it’s for work or for pleasure, morning cycling has huge benefits. You feel revitalized, energized, and ready to start the day in the best possible way.

But some of us just need that extra little push to get out on our bikes!

That’s where the following inspirational cycling quotes can come in.

Reading through these, and listening to how cycling is held in such high esteem by so many and varied sources, really is a rich source of motivation.

When I pick through these, I’m ready to jump on my bike and get out into the dawn-filled world straight away!

I’ve split up these morning inspirational cycling quotes into the following groups:

  1. Quotes to get you on your bike and out the door in the morning
  2. Mindfulness and mental health morning cycling quotes
  3. Quotes about beauty and seeing the world through cycling
  4. Motivation and dreams cycling quotes
  5. Wise morning cycling quotes
  6. Professional cyclist quotes
  7. Quotes that big-up cycling and bicycles
50+ inspirational morning cycling quotes

1. Quotes To Get You On Your Bike and Out The Door In The Morning

“You are one ride away from a good mood.” – Sarah Bentley, British cyclist

“Commuting by bicycle is an absolutely essential part of my day. It’s mind-clearing, invigorating. I get to go out and pedal through the countryside in the early morning hours, and see life come back and rejuvenate every day as the sun is coming out.” —James L. Jones

“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, British playwright 

“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

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

Inspirational morning cycling quote

2. Mindfulness and Mental Health Morning Cycling Quotes

“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

“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” – Arthur Conan Doyle

“[The bicycle] is no longer a beast of steel… no, it is a friend… It is a faithful and powerful ally against one’s worst enemies. It is stronger than anxiety, stronger than sadness. It has all the power of hope.” – Maurice Leblanc

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

“Cycling does it all—you have the complete satisfaction of arriving because your mind has chosen the path and steered you over it; your eyes have seen it; your muscles have felt it; your breathing, circulatory and digestive systems have all done their natural functions better than ever, and every part of your being knows you have traveled and arrived.”— John Foreste

3. Quotes About Beauty And Seeing The World Through Cycling

“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

“When I go biking I am mentally far, far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else’s heart.” – Diane Ackerman

“Bicycle is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. The airplane simply carries a man on its back like an obedient Pegasus; it gives him no wings of his own.” – Louis J. Helle Jnr

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

“Next to a leisurely walk, I enjoy a spin on my tandem bicycle. It is splendid to feel the wind blowing in my face and the springy motion of my iron steed. The rapid rush through the air gives me a delicious sense of strength and buoyancy, and the exercise makes my pulse dance and my heart sing.” – Helen Keller

“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

“Wheel, kindly light, along life’s cycle path, wheel thou on me! The road is round, I have discerned thy wrath, But wheel me on!” – Christian hymn

“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.” — Ernest Hemingway

“Bike riding is a beautiful thing. Peaceful and serene, flowing and artistic, freeing and blissful, pedaling a bike over hill and dale is ethereal.” – Ted King

“There is beauty in silence and there is silence in beauty and you can find both in a bicycle!” — Mehmet Murat Ildan

“After a long day on my bicycle, I feel refreshed, cleansed, purified. I feel that I have established contact with my environment and that I am at peace.” — Paul de Vivie

Motivating morning bike riding quote

4. Motivation And Dreams Morning Quotes

“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

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

“Your bike is discovery. Your bike is freedom. It doesn’t matter where you are, where you’re on the saddle, you’re taken away.” – Doug Donaldson

“The bike will transform anyone who is willing to let it happen.” – Ina-Yoko Teutenberg

“Everyone in their life has his own particular way of expressing life’s purpose – the lawyer his eloquence, the painter his palette, and the man of letters his pen from which the quick words of his story flow. I have my bicycle.” – Gino Bartali

“I never want to abandon my bike. I see my grandfather, now in his seventies and riding around everywhere. To me that is beautiful. And the bike must always remain a part of my life.” – Stephen Roche

5. Wise Morning Cycling Quotes

“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

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

“Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

“If the constellations had been named in the twentieth century, I suppose we would see bicycles.” – Carl Sagan

“She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.” — Frances E. Willard

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

“I’ll tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than any one thing in the world. I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammeled womanhood.” — Susan B. Anthony

“Riding a bicycle is about getting back to basics. It’s good for the waistline and it’s good for the wallet.” – Phil Keoghan

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

“Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it but the world at large.” – Udo Simonis

6. Professional Cyclist Quotes

“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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

“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

“Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.” – Jerry Dunn

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

“I think at the end of the day, I love the sport. I love riding my bike. I love tracking the progress and trying to be better at it. I think it makes me a better person and helps me grow in a lot of ways.” – Kate Courtney

Inspiring morning cycling quote

7. Quotes That Big Up Cycling And Bicycles

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

“It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest incident of the nineteenth century.” – Anonymous

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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