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Riding a bicycle or motorcycle

backpedal

verb

to pedal backwards on a bicycle

bicycle clips

noun

a pair of circular pieces of metal or cloth worn around your lower legs while riding a bicycle. You wear them to prevent your trousers from getting caught in the chain.

bike

verb

to ride somewhere on a bicycle

coast

verb

to continue to move in a car or on a bicycle after you have switched off the engine or have stopped pedalling with your legs

cycle

verb

to use a bicycle

freewheel

verb

to move on a bicycle without moving the pedals, or to move in a car without switching on the engine, usually down a slope

keirin

noun

a cycle race in which track cyclists complete several laps behind a motorized bicycle before sprinting

kick-start

verb

to start a motorcycle by pressing your foot down on a pedal

pedal

verb

to move a bicycle by pushing the pedals

remount

verb

to get back on a horse or bicycle after you have got off or fallen off

ride

verb

to sit on a bicycle, motorcycle etc, and control it as it moves along

ride

noun

a journey on a horse or other animal, on a bicycle or motorcycle, or in a vehicle

SMIDSY

abbreviation

Sorry Mate, I Didn’t See You: something that car drivers are alleged to say when they have hit a cyclist because they didn’t see him or her in time

SMIDSY

noun

an occasion when a cyclist is knocked off their bike by a motorist who didn’t see them in time

spill

noun

a fall from a horse, bicycle etc

spin

verb

to go somewhere quickly in a car, on a bicycle etc

velodrome

noun

a racetrack for bicycles

wheelie

noun

a movement in which a rider lifts the front wheel of a bicycle or motorbike high in the air and balances on the back wheel only

kick-start

noun

change gear/gears

to start using a different gear when you are driving a car or riding a bicycle

ride pillion

if someone rides pillion on a motorbike, they sit behind the driver

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