Best bike quotes

By Oli Woodman, BikeRadar | Friday, August 10, 2012 10.22am

It's amazing what people can come up with whilst on two wheels. Here are a selection of some of the most interesting and insightful quotes on the subjects of bikes and cycling.

"It never gets easier, you just go faster." Greg LeMond

"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride." John F. Kennedy, Former U.S. President

"If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on." Lance Armstrong

"It's not about the bike" Lance Armstrong

"Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live." Mark Twain, American author and humorist

"Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use." Charles Schultz, creator of the Peanuts comic strip

"Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving." Albert Einstein

"I thought of that while riding my bicycle." Albert Einstein on the Theory of Relativity

"The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine." John Howard

"Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race." H.G. Wells, English author

"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

"It is the unknown around the corner that turns my wheels." Heinz Stucke, German long-distance touring cyclist

"The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets." Christopher Morley, American author and editor

"Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling." James E. Starrs

"The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community." Ann Strong

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

“Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.” Eddy Merckx

"Ride lots." Eddy Merckx

"As long as I breathe, I attack." Bernard Hinault

"The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind." William Saroyan, Nobel prize winner

"The sound of a car door opening in front of you is similar to the sound of a gun being cocked."  Amy Webster

"Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity." Lord Charles Beresford

"If I can bicycle, I bicycle." David Attenborough, British broadcaster and naturalist

"Enough of this Sunday stroll. Let's hurt a little." Muzzin, American Flyers

"Let them go, Tommy. They're nobodies. They'll die on the hill." American Flyers

Have we missed a classic? Make sure you add it to the comments at the bottom of this article.

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