The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

What could you get out of setting yourself a Cycling Challenge this year?

HSBC UK Breeze – British Cycling’s programme to get more women out cycling - has become a very big part of my life over the last few years.



Katie Butler's Top Tips for taking up Cycling

I was on a year traveling Australia in 2014 when I bought my very first road bike. At the time I was also around 30kg heavier than I am today. But as soon as I got on that bike I loved it. 

Keep the kids entertained this Christmas

Sarah Hodgetts
16/12/2018

Just like any school holiday, it can be easy to find yourself with a little down time over the Christmas break – even amongst the endless family visits, must-see films and present opening. We’ve got ideas for your family to add a little cycling magic to the festive season (and burn off a few extra calories!).

Be One in a Million!

Sarah Hodgetts
05/12/2018

Support our Women's Campaign and tell us your story!

Whether the story is yours, or about someone who’s inspired you, we all have a story to tell, and British Cycling want to hear yours to encourage more women to feel safe and confident in the saddle and inspired to ride!

5 reasons why Monchique is the hottest destination for cycling clubs

Jonathan Butt
01/11/2018

Finding a destination that meets the expectations of everyone in your cycling club can be tough. Organising the booking can be even tougher. Whether you’re looking for great climbs, luxury accommodation, bars and restaurants or scenic views, you’ll find Monchique is the place for you.

Calling all thrill seekers: Top 5 adventure-filled cycling holidays

Jonathan Butt
10/10/2018

From epic downhills to off road mountain biking, you’ll never be short of entertainment on a cycling holiday. Find out where you need to travel to experience the ultimate adventure-filled cycling trips yourself.

The five most popular cycling holiday destinations for families

Jonathan Butt
30/05/2018

Another unpredictable British summer is just around the corner which means the annual decision has to be made: take your chances in the UK or grab the swimming trunks and head for the sun? To make your life easier, here are the top five most popular cycling holiday destinations for you and your family.

The five most popular cycling holiday destinations for keen cyclists

Jonathan Butt
29/05/2018

Famous climbs, iconic views and the chance to follow in the path of Tour legends; here are five of the most popular destinations for experienced riders.

Teach your little ones to ride a bike

Helen Skelton
24/05/2018

Make the learn to ride journey work for you, with quick and easy games that will fit into family time.

Top tips for staying fighting fit

Tom Millington
07/02/2018

Don’t let the fear of a cold stop you making the most of those crisp winter morning rides this winter. Stay healthy and avoid a cold – without having to avoid your bike.

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