There seem to be lots of people on here who used to cycling in their youth, then stopped and are now returning to it.
I wondered what peoples stories were.
For me, I didn't really cycle as a kid. I only ever cycled as a way to get to the sailing club. I used my mums East German shopping bike (iron warhorse, solid tyres) because I could put my windsurfing stuff in the basket. When I was 16 I left home to go to school in England and didn't have a bike with me. It stayed that way until I was about 30 when I bought a mountain bike which just sat in the garage.
A couple of years ago my wife and I went on honeymoon to New Zealand and got a real buzz from being out and active. So when we got home, we dusted off the bikes, bought a map and started exploring our local area. The birth of our son has reduced cycling time together but he's now old enough for a trailer/chair I'm looking forward to more family rides.
In the meantime I've been commuting to work every day for about a year. I do longer distances (30+ miles) every now and then for charity rides, but mainly I cycle for commuting and to be active with my friends and family (10 miles).
I feel like I've only just discovered cycling and I can't believe I didn't do it earlier.
So what's your story, why did you stop cycling and why did you start again?