“It never gets easier, you just go faster.” Greg LeMond
Cycling is one of the most accessible sports on the planet, but it can also be one of the most brutal, from amateurs testing themselves to the limit in a sportive to professionals competing in the toughest races in the world.
It’s a sport which inspires – and the great and good of cycling have produced no shortage of quotes over the years which sum up the beauty and joy, freedom and escapism, pain and suffering, that are part and parcel of life on two wheels.
Need some inspiration to get out on the bike? Words of wisdom on how to push yourself to the next level? Or just want a shortcut into the minds of some of the greatest riders in the history of cycling? Look no further…
“Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love.” Johan Museeuw
“Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.” Eddy Merckx
“As long as I breathe, I attack.” Bernard Hinault
“I inherited that calm from my father, who was a farmer. You sow, you wait for good or bad weather, you harvest, but working is something you always need to do” – Miguel Indurain
“Good morale in cycling comes from good legs” Sean Yates
“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
“If you brake, you don’t win.” – Mario Cipollini
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