Cycling as an activity has inspired many. No less some of the most talked about and well known public figures. Turns out they love bikes as much as we do at Hoffy Cycles. So what have the well-known ones said about cycling? Read on for our compilation of fun cycling quotes from the famous.
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride” – John F. Kennedy – FUN FACT: San Francisco has a John F Kennedy Drive which runs adjacent to the much loved Golden Gate Park and this also features one of America’s best cycle paths.
“I thought of that when riding my bicycle” Albert Einstein referring to The Theory of Relativity
“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 – Sherlock Homes Author, physicist.
“I think cycling has always had a tradition of being a bit dapper, especially back in the day.” – David Millar – Scottish professional cyclist
“The place of cycling in our society is set to grow and I’m committed to doing everything possible to encourage that” – Gordon Brown, former British Prime Minister
“Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls” – Bob Weir founding member of 60s rock band Grateful Dead
“I live on a bicycle…I live in central London, probably 90 per cent of my travel is done on a bicycle. I love bicycles” Guy Ritchie – Film director
“I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again” – Michelle Pfeiffer
“When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day’s sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jays call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamouring’s of work, leave all the mind theatres behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else’s heart.” Diane Ackerman – American Author and poet
“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 Deaf and Blind political activist
“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race” – H.G. Wells
To get started riding, and to feel the pleasure that cycling can bring visit Hoffy Cycles at 10 Bowser Parade, Sandgate and get inspired today! We’re confident you’ll be uttering a few quotable quotes about cycling in no time (07) 3269 1213