1 [intransitive, transitive] to ride a bicycle somewhere + adv./prep. I saw her pedalling along the towpath. He jumped on his bike and pedalled off. She pedalled away down the hill. pedal something + adv./prep. She pedalled her bicycle up the track.2 [intransitive, transitive] to turn or press the pedals on a bicycle or other machine (+ adv./prep.) You'll have to pedal hard up this hill. You can stop pedalling and freewheel for a while. pedal something She had been pedalling her exercise bike all morning.