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    riding a bike/go cycling

    What is the difference in usage between "riding a bike" and "go cycling" ?

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    Re: riding a bike/go cycling

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    What is the difference in usage between "riding a bike" and "go cycling" ?
    No difference.

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    Re: riding a bike/go cycling

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    No difference.
    I think there is.

    If I ride a bike, I am using the bike as a means of transport.

    If I go cycling, I am engaging in a leisure activity.

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    Re: riding a bike/go cycling

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    I think there is.

    If I ride a bike, I am using the bike as a means of transport.

    If I go cycling, I am engaging in a leisure activity.
    For me, "riding a bike" can also be used for a leisure activity. I agree that "go cycling" would not fit well with transportation.

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    Re: riding a bike/go cycling

    Even a reputable dictionary could hardly explain me these tiny details. Thank you.

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    Re: riding a bike/go cycling

    Quote Originally Posted by Alimdul View Post
    Even a reputable dictionary could hardly explain me these tiny details. Thank you.
    This is the value of having many knowledgeable participants to discuss a question.

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