bicycle ; bike ; cycle ; push bike ; push cycle
Middleweight bicycles often get confused with balloon tire bikes.
He beguiled me into lending him my bicycle.
I promise to return your bicycle on good condition.
It’s luckless, I lost my bicycle in the morning and my wallet was stolen in the afternoon!
This hill is too steep to ride up on a bicycle.
I taught her to ride a bicycle.
Cycling races racing include track events and road events.
Indexed shifting bicycles flew out of the bike stores.
I got a flat tire of the rear wheel of my bicycle.
The company manufactures a range of innovative light-weight cycles. 這家公司生產一系列的新型輕便自行車。
More people would be attracted to cycling if conditions were right. 如果天氣適宜，會有更多的人被吸引到騎自行車的行列中來。
The train’s average speed was no better than that of our bicycles. 火車的平均速度比我們騎自行車的速度快不了多少。
I was riding on the back of a friend’s bicycle. 我當時坐在一個朋友的自行車后座上。
All the ferries carry bicycles free or for a nominal charge. 所有的渡船都免費或以極低的收費運載自行車。
Recently I’ve started to do a lot of walking and cycling. 最近我開始經常散步和騎自行車。
The bike has style, it has looks, it has its little idiosyncrasies. 這輛自行車品質一流，外觀漂亮，有一些細節之處與眾不同。
The bicycle reigned supreme as Britain’s most popular mode of transport. 當時自行車是英國最流行的交通工具。
Eddie parked his cycle against a lamp post and padlocked it. 埃迪把他的自行車靠在路燈柱上，用掛鎖鎖好。
A cyclist crashed when he touched wheels with another rider. 一個騎車人與另一輛自行車車輪相碰后摔倒在地。
He shouldered his bike and walked across the finish line. 他扛著自行車走過了終點線。
Each year they compete in a prominent statewide bicycle race. 每年他們都要參加著名的全州自行車大賽。
“I started fixin’ up ole bicycles fer poor kids.” “我開始為窮孩子修理舊自行車?！?/p>
His favourite childhood pursuits were sailing, swimming and cycling. 兒時他最大的愛好是帆船運動、游泳和騎自行車。
Her own preferred methods of exercise are hiking and long cycle rides. 她自己喜歡徒步旅行和騎自行車長途旅行這樣的運動方式。
I am not keen for her to have a bicycle. 我不太放心她有輛自行車。
Cars can be stolen almost as easily as knocking off a bike. 偷汽車幾乎能和偷自行車一樣容易。
Cycling is good exercise. It strengthens all the muscles of the body. 騎自行車是一項不錯的鍛煉方式。它能使身體各部分的肌肉更強健。
The catalog includes helpful information on the different bike models available. 目錄中包括了在售的各種型號自行車的有用信息。
Sightseeing is best done either by tour bus or by bicycles. 最好是乘坐旅游巴士或騎自行車觀光。
NOVELS about sport are notoriously hard to pull off. It seems somewhat odd for a literary mind to care how often a ball makes it to the back of the net or how long it takes to sprint down a track. Yet that need not be so. The classic quest narrative-in which an individual overcomes obstacles to achieve a goal-could be a template for any single match or sporting career. “Gold”, Chris Cleave’s third novel, is a skilful demonstration of the form.
This is the story of Zoe, Kate and Jack, three obsessive race cyclists who meet as young hopefuls. There is bike geekery and Lycra aplenty. As the title suggests, Mr Cleave even dares to set his story around the Olympics, the ultimate sporting circus. Yet this is no niche book for aficionados looking for a brief summer distraction.
Instead, cycling is the backdrop for a deeper exploration of the struggle between the physical and the psychological. Into the love triangle and professional exertions Mr Cleave throws eight-year-old Sophie, diagnosed with leukaemia only days before the Olympics and fighting a different type of battle to the finish.
At times the book seems slightly sentimental. Sophie and Kate are a little too good to be true; Zoe a bit too deranged and calculating. Yet “Gold” works as a novel because Mr Cleave manages to make the reader care about what it takes to win-or even to take part.
The small details speak loudly. As the story opens, Zoe stands terrified as 5,000 people chant her name-yet she is equally frightened that one day they may stop. On another occasion she lingers and stares at Kate’s bike before a race and implants the idea that something could be wrong; she wins the mental advantage, and the quicker start. By such tiny glances and irrecoverable moments lives are changed, a lesson that reaches beyond sport. The moment of winning a gold medal, by contrast, can almost seem disappointing.
Mr Cleave knows what makes a good story. Here, his concern is not with macho physicality or crossing a line, but with the endless and enduring human endeavours: love, death and what is left when hopes and dreams are crushed or fulfilled. A book to savour long after the Olympic games are over.