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7 Celebrities You Didn’t Know were Cyclists

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
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Among the many kinds of people who are raising awareness and respect for cyclists around the world are celebrities. The sport is ideal for them in that it is an excellent way for them to connect with nature, to get exercise and to relieve the stress of their hectic, glamour filled lives. Here are 7 of them who are as obsessed with being on two wheels as we are • Patrick Dempsey: This former Grey’s Anatomy star loves a challenge. That is why he is not only a passionate, competitive cyclist, he is also a race car driver. His involvement in the former inspired him to start The Dempsey Challenge which features rides of 10, 25, 50, 70, and 100 miles. • Jennifer Aniston: This former Friends star is not only one of the highest paid actresses in Hollywood earning a whopping $28 million per picture, but she is also an enthusiastic cyclist. In fact, one of her pre-celebrity jobs was that of a New York bike messenger. • John Kerry: The former Secretary of State has long been a cycling enthusiast and squeezes into his schedule any time he can for rides. Most notably, Kerry even helped raise money for Cannondale-Drapac - an American professional cycling team founded in 2003 – when it desperately needed funding. • Matt Damon: With Jason Bourne-like endurance and tenacity, this actor raced South Africa’s 68-mile Cape Argus Cycle Tour on a tandem bike with his brother a feat that many professional cyclists would find taxing. • Reggie Miller: This legendary basketball player is one of the NBA’s best all-time shooters. That is not to be disputed. What is less well-known is that Miller also spends much of his time off-court mountain biking. • David Byrne: The former head of The Talking Heads - a progressive rock band of the 80s and 90s - loves cycling so much that he has even written a book about it titled Bicycle Diaries.“There’s a certain amount of freedom involved in cycling,” Byrne once told reporters. • Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Anyone who doesn’t ride a bike is a sissy boy,” says the former Terminator star and ex-governor of California. And while we do not endorse his statement, we do share his enthusiasm for the sport. Yes, cycling is a sport that appeals to people from all walks of life. It is especially gratifying to know that this appreciation even extends to the rich and glamorous. And why shouldn’t it? Cycling is fun, life-affirming and a great way to connect with nature and with like minded people who enjoy the sport as well. And while we can’t guarantee that you will rub elbows with any major celebrity on one of our bike tour vacations, we do guarantee that it will be a fun challenge. So, book one of the best biking vacations on the Internet today.

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