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Verb, Noun

Cyclists completing a ride, especially a long distance ride, with a predetermined set of goals

Example usage: I'm aiming to bag a 100km ride this weekend.

Most used in: Cycling communities in the United Kingdom.

Most used by: Long-distance cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 2/10

Also see: Pinning, Clocking, Ticking, Socking,


What is Bagging in Cycling?

Bagging is a term used in the cycling community to describe the process of completing a set of routes or challenges. It is a popular activity among cyclists of all levels, from novice riders to professional athletes.

The goal of bagging is to complete as many routes or challenges as possible in a given time period. This could involve riding a certain number of miles in a day, climbing a set number of hills, or visiting a certain number of destinations. The challenge of bagging is to push yourself to complete the routes or challenges within the given time period.

According to a survey from the National Bicycle Dealers Association, bagging is the most popular activity among cyclists. In fact, over half of all cyclists surveyed said that they regularly participate in bagging activities. This is likely due to the fact that bagging is a great way to challenge yourself while also exploring new places.

Whether you are a novice rider or an experienced cyclist, bagging is a great way to test your limits and have an enjoyable cycling experience. So, if you are looking for a challenge, why not give bagging a try?

The Origin of the Term 'Bagging' in Cycling

The term “bagging” first started to be used when the sport of cycling became increasingly popular in Europe in the late 19th century. It was used to describe a cyclist who completed a long-distance journey, such as a ride from one city to another. The cyclist would be said to have “bagged” the route, in reference to the idea of a hunter bagging an animal.

The term was then adapted by recreational cyclists in the early 20th century. Cyclists would challenge each other to ride from one place to another and the first to complete the route would be said to have “bagged” the route. This practice has since become known as “bagging” and is still popular among recreational cyclists today.

The term has also been adapted to refer to other types of cycling, such as mountain biking and road cycling. Cyclists will often challenge each other to complete a particular route or climb, and the first to finish is said to have “bagged” the route or climb.

The term “bagging” has become a popular way for cyclists to measure their progress and to challenge each other to complete longer and more difficult routes. It is a term that has been used for more than a century and is still widely used today.

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