53 Cyclist Quotes On Success In Life

These cyclist quotes will inspire you. Cyclist, one who rides a cycle or a person who rides a bicycle.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging cyclist quotes, cyclist sayings, and cyclist proverbs.

Best Cyclist Quotes

  1. “Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.” ~ Lance Armstrong
  2. “Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.” ~ Eddy Merckx
  3. “Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” ~ Eddy Merckx
  4. “Cyclists live with pain. If you can’t handle it you will win nothing” ~ Eddy Merckx

  5. “Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.” ~ William Golding
  6. “The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” ~ John Howard
  7. “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 the country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  8. “It never gets easier; you just go faster.” ~ Greg LeMond

  9. “When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.” ~ Elizabeth West
  10. “I used to work in a bank when I was younger and 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
  11. “I always go to bed thinking I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” ~ Justin Theroux
  12. “I think I’m the luckiest guy in the world.” ~ Max Baucus

  13. “When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.” ~ Elizabeth West
  14. “Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.” ~ Elizabeth West
  15. “Cyclists. I really hate them. I wish they would not be so self-righteous and realise they are a danger to pedestrians. I wish cyclists would not vindictively snap off wing mirrors on cars when they were trying to cross in front of the car at a danger to motorists and pedestrians.” ~ A. S. Byatt
  16. “The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man.” ~ Iris Murdoch

  17. “Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly, cancer survivor, has said ‘if you ever get a second chance for something, you’ve got to go all the way.'” ~ Michael N. Castle
  18. “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.” ~ Ernest Hemingway
  19. “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
  20. “When my legs hurt, I say: “Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!” ~ Jens Voigt

  21. “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
  22. “Tens of thousands who could never afford to own, feed and stable a horse, had by this bright invention enjoyed the swiftness of motion which is perhaps the most fascinating feature of material life.” ~ Frances E. Willard
  23. “The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man’s metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well.” ~ Ivan Illich
  24. “Why should anyone steal a watch when he could steal a bicycle?” ~ Flann O’Brien

  25. “Mankind has invested more than four million years of evolution in the attempt to avoid physical exertion. Now a group of backward-thinking atavists mounted on foot-powered pairs of Hula-Hoops would have us pumping our legs, gritting our teeth, and searing our lungs as though we were being chased across the Pleistocene savanna by saber-toothed tigers. Think of the hopes, the dreams, the effort, the brilliance, the pure force of will that, over the eons, has gone into the creation of the Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Bicycle riders would have us throw all this on the ash heap of history.” ~ P. J. O’Rourke
  26. “After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable. A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go. You ride through Dreamland on wonderful dream bicycles that change and grow.” ~ H. G. Wells
  27. “If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you’ve got to go all the way.” ~ Lance Armstrong
  28. “If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.” ~ Lance Armstrong

  29. “The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.” ~ Christopher Morley
  30. “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live.” ~ Mark Twain
  31. “My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.” ~ Terry Pratchett
  32. “I am kind of like a diesel. It is the cyclist in me.” ~ Clara Hughes

  33. “Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists. They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes. If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball, they can’t do that.” ~ Eric Heiden
  34. “I would love to end my European campaign with the World Championship stripes on my back. But everything else that I have in my mind right now is to continue working with and having my little camps for women cyclists.” ~ Kristin Armstrong , Cyclist quotes love
  35. “Real heroes are others, those who have suffered in their soul, in their heart, in their spirit, in their mind, for their loved ones. Those are the real heroes. Im just a cyclist.” ~ Gino Bartali
  36. “Cyclists are a pain in the ass.” ~ Rob Ford

  37. “Hopefully I’ve shown them (fellow cyclists) you just need some self-belief and that you need to take your destiny into your own hands instead of waiting for it. You have to go out and force it. You need to go out and take life, and shape your life and destiny the way you need it. I hope I can pass that message along.” ~ Jens Voigt
  38. “US Cycling is doing a lot now with camps in different towns or different regions, but I think a great place, and I’m not sure how much it’s been hit, is camps for people that are involved in other sports. Why not put on camps for high school kids that are cross-country runners, because those are the some of the best cyclists.” ~ Kristin Armstrong
  39. “I don’t think it’s the worst thing ever to start when you’re in your twenties. You’re not burnt out, you’re going to stick around and most of the best cyclists are in their 30s.” ~ Kristin Armstrong
  40. “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” ~ John F. Kennedy

  41. “I’ve always been a keen cyclist, I’m very close to the world of cycling. Not just cycling really – also walking, adventures, being a curious person, traveling to new countries.” ~ Paul Smith
  42. “Because of these new car models there is suddenly on the streets of Delhi a new intolerance by the motorists for both the cows and the cyclists. So for the first time the sacred cow in India, which used to be such a wonderful speed-breaker, is now seen as a nuisance. For the first time, I’ve seen cows being hit and hurt. These guys just go right past, and if the cow is sitting on the road, they don’t care. We can’t afford to have a sacred car rather than a sacred cow.” ~ Vandana Shiva
  43. “Sport has long occupied a special place in the hearts of Australians, and today the nation welcomes a new champion to the pantheon. Cadel Evans, cyclist extraordinaire.” ~ Paul Ramadge
  44. “Drivers tend to look for other drivers, rather than for pedestrians or cyclists.” ~ Robert James Thomson

  45. “I was a bicycle messenger when Alkaline Trio was formed as a way to make ends meet and I’ve just always been a cyclist and then I got really into – through messengering – I got really into road bikes and fixed gears.” ~ Matt Skiba
  46. “You’d have to be an imbecile or hypocrite to imagine that a professional cyclist who rides 235 days a year can hold himself together without stimulants.” ~ Jacques Anquetil , Pro cyclist quotes
  47. “I love cycling, but if I could find a way of building something above the streets for cyclists, that would be amazing. We need even more space.” ~ Michelle Dockery
  48. “The day I notice a cyclist obey a stop sign is the day I’ll stop enjoying watching them bounce off my hood.” ~ Daniel Tosh

  49. “We’ve been trying to sell cyclists of all ages and abilities on very detailed and demanding education and training programs designed to make them more like motorists. Bicyclists have shown they don’t want this. What cyclists repeatedly tell us they do want is more safe places to ride, and it is time we listened to that message.” ~ Bill Wilkinson
  50. “A friend of mine – a cameraman at MTV – lost a lot of weight from cycling, and I thought Id try it, too, thinking whenever you look at a cyclist they all look super-skinny, so hey, why not? But then it turned into such a psychologically satisfying thing.” ~ Carson Daly
  51. “In Italy, it’s full-on stardom when you’re a cyclist – eating in restaurants for free, it’s great.” ~ David Millar

  52. “It’s a risky business being a cyclist in the UK, there are a lot of people who really dislike us. It’s the Jeremy Clarkson influence – we’re hated on the roads. We just hope people realize we are just flesh and bones on two wheels.” ~ Victoria Pendleton
  53. “When Cameron’s Conservatives come to power it will be a golden age for cyclists and an Elysium of cycle lanes, bike racks, and sharia law for bike thieves. And I hope that cycling in London will become almost Chinese in its ubiquity.” ~ Boris Johnson

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