Inspiring Cycling Quotes to Motivate you to Ride - Foto of the Tour de France Cycling in Paris
Act on some inspiring cycling quotes from legends of the sport to motivate you to ride, ride, ride! 

Cycling Pros are pretty good with Prose (did you see what I did there?) and can come up with some great and memorable sayings for us mere mortal cyclists. Here are some of the best uplifting ones to get you to do your best on your bike!

Motivational Quotes to Inspire Cyclists

When your legs scream stop and your lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts. That’s the hurt locker. Winners love it in there.” –  Two time winner of Ironman World Championships, Australian triathlete, Chris McCormack

It doesn’t get any easier, you just get faster” – American Cycling legend and 3 times Tour de France winner, Greg LeMond

Sweat has the power to end a pity party in such a way that even the hostess is happy” – three times Olympic time trial champion cyclist, Kristin Armstrong

Inspiring Cycling Quotes to Motivate you to Ride - the tough Vuelta Bike Tour Perrito vs Valverde vs Contador

Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But Ride.

Eddy Merckx, The greatest cyclist of all time

As long as I breathe, I attack

Bernard Hinault, Tour de France 5 times winner

When my legs hurt, I say: Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!

Jens Voigt – Multiple Grand Tour stage winner


“My fear isn’t crashing this bike at 85 miles per hour and losing my skin. It is sitting in my chair at 90 and thinking, “I wish I’d done more.”  “The Flying Scotsman” and twice world hour record holder, Graeme Obree


“You made the preparation.  Is it worth it that you go through that pain and then you win at the top, and then it’s done and over? The pain will be away after a few minutes.  Then you can be happy.” The greatest cycling legend of her generation, Marianne Vos aka “The Cannibal”
Inspiring Cycling Quotes to Motivate you to Ride - Stage Winner in La Vuelta - Elia Viviani

One of the most inspiring cycling quotes to motivate you to ride is this hard hitting realistic one from Jean de Gribaldy, “Cycling isn’t a game it is a sport, tough, hard and unpitying, and it requires great sacrifices.  One plays football, or tennis or hockey.  One doesn’t play at cycling.”

Jean de Gribaldy, French road cyclist and directeur sportif. He rode the 1947 and 1948 Tour de France.


Cycling Up the Angliru, Spain
Great Sayings from Legendary Cyclists

Not only do they have talent turning the pedals but here are some more of the cycling greats with some pretty good sayings.

“Sometimes when we train, we simply have to go out and meet the man with the hammer”. Twice Tour de France winner Laurent Fignon

“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.” The greatest sprinter of all time and World Champion, Mark Cavendish

“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.” – Tour de France 5 time winner and Spanish hero, Miguel Indurain


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