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A vehicle composed of two wheels held in a frame one behind the other, propelled by pedals and steered with handlebars attached to the front wheel.
cycle, two-wheeler, pedal cyclemountain bike, racing bike, racer, roadster, shoppertandem, unicycle, tricyclebike, pushbikepenny-farthing, velocipede, boneshakerView synonyms
- ‘Their possessions and equipment will be carried on a trailer that can be attached to a bicycle and pulled along as they cycle.’
- ‘One difference is that a bus has many wheels whereas a bicycle has only two wheels.’
- ‘He had been to Hammersmith to meet his wife, and in returning wheeled his bicycle across the kerb.’
- ‘With technology came motor-powered vehicles and cycles and bicycles are being driven off the road.’
- ‘Often the corner grocer provided this, sending a boy with a huge basket on the front of his bicycle.’
- ‘It is very difficult to pedal a bicycle in long skirts and petticoats.’
- ‘They'd found two old bicycles behind Ralph's house in fair condition on their second day in Polperro.’
- ‘Today, over one billion people in the world use bicycles and the bicycle is the principal means of transportation in many parts of the world.’
- ‘She had a shopping basket on the front of the bicycle and seemed to be wearing a blue anorak with a hood.’
- ‘Friends found her abandoned bicycle lying in the deserted road, its wheels still spinning.’
- ‘The woman walked past the sailing club and onto the disused railway line, where she saw a man on a bicycle in front of her.’
- ‘At 16, having saved his pocket money, he bought his first bicycle and took up the triathlon.’
- ‘Have a white light on the front of your bicycle and a red light and red reflector at the rear.’
- ‘Cyclists are also reminded of the importance of having front and rear lights on bicycles.’
- ‘In their garage are six bicycles and one tricycle but not one car.’
- ‘As she slid it open there was man dressed in a blue uniform and his bicycle parked behind him.’
- ‘I would be only too pleased to have bicycles passing my front door rather than noisy, speeding vehicles.’
- ‘The police are now looking for the man who placed the bicycle in front of the hairdressing salon.’
- ‘An 11 year old boy fell off his bicycle and sustained a handlebar injury to his upper abdomen.’
- ‘A car, which was trying to overtake another vehicle, allegedly collided with their bicycles.’
Ride a bicycle in a particular direction.‘they had spent the day bicycling around the island’
- ‘At breakfast, she described her dream vacation: bicycling in Italy, eating and drinking well every night.’
- ‘Get involved in activities such as brisk walking, jogging, bicycling or cross-country skiing.’
- ‘We'll savor bright autumn colors while bicycling through the high forest islands atop America's Redrock Wilderness.’
- ‘Appalled, he started a two-week investigation, bicycling along the entire length of the river within the city jurisdiction.’
- ‘All of these articles have one main point in common; don't let back pain keep you from bicycling.’
- ‘You can also cover a lot of ground by bicycling through different parts of the island.’
- ‘She and a group of five other young women are bicycling across Canada to raise awareness about air pollution and global warming.’
- ‘I don't know how she got home, but it wasn't by bicycling along that road.’
- ‘He was active till the age of 85, bicycling all over Bandra, going to the bank and doing the family shopping.’
- ‘It's not as strenuous as mountain climbing, or bicycling around the world, or trekking through a jungle.’
- ‘‘As a kid I bicycled all the time, but I left bicycling for many years,’ says the 61-year-old Congressman.’
- ‘When we do exercises that elevate the heart rate, such as bicycling, walking or aerobic dance, the body will draw upon its fat stores for energy.’
- ‘Our health depends on creating neighborhoods that are conducive to walking, jogging and bicycling.’
- ‘They are not only functional for bicycling, but for any activity where you are going to work up a sweat.’
- ‘Now we see you and Amir bicycling around the world with this message of peace.’
- ‘The best moment is when he is bicycling around his airy grounds on an old-fashioned push-bike, his knees bobbing up and down as he pedals, and then has to brake to answer a call on his mobile phone.’
- ‘Restrictions on dune driving, an end to water pollution and the promotion of walking and bicycling as means of transport are other issues put forward by many of the respondents.’
- ‘During the summer, more children are out and about - walking, bicycling, rollerblading, playing and perhaps darting out into the road.’
- ‘Carl started an amazing trip, bicycling around the world 26 months ago.’
- ‘Even something simple like Gabriel bicycling around while singing ‘Solsbury Hill’ came across as silly rather than playful.’
Mid 19th century: from bi- two + Greek kuklos wheel.
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