The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

Our Playing Out Story - By Emma

20/09/2019

"As the road closure signs went out, the children screamed with utter delight. Within minutes kids were bringing bikes out, water guns were squirting... the whole street was alive!"


Our Top 5 Cycling Holidays for Couples

16/07/2019

Cycling through luscious landscapes with your loved one can create special memories unique to any other activity. No where will you find the opportunity for a joint adventure that can be tailored to your tastes in an abundance of stunning locations than on a bike. Whether you are both keen cyclists, or simply want to dive into something new, the joys and freedom of cycling will certainly offer an experience of a lifetime.

Car Rental Tips for Summer Trips

11/07/2019

Planning a family staycation this year? Or perhaps you fancy venturing further afield for your next cycling adventure? We’ve teamed up with Thrifty UK to offer some top tips and gather some magnificent locations for cyclists of all abilities to visit this summer. Get the lowdown below!

Why we’re supporting this year’s Clean Air Day

14/06/2019

This year British Cycling is proud to be supporting Global Action Plan’s Clean Air Day, which takes place on Thursday 20 June.

Managing a healthy cycling habit

17/05/2019

Chris, a 35-year-old analyst living in Meriden in the West Midlands, has struggled with mental health issues for most of his life - admitting that he was “in denial for a long time”. He didn’t seek help until his early twenties after a break up, but even then, early diagnoses of obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety – which developed into an eating disorder – missed the mark. To him, a more recent diagnosis of autism “makes more sense”.

500 Not Out for 'inspirational Yorkshire volunteer Val

Barmby Moor cyclist Val French has been described as ‘inspirational’, ‘passionate’ and ‘exceptional’ after leading her 500th HSBC UK Breeze ride for women

Making Cycling Better for Women

18/03/2019

In 2013, 525,000 women were cycling regularly in the UK.

How coaching helped me find my fearless

Sarah Lewis
14/03/2019

Coaching is a brilliant motivator that will help you go further than you thought possible.

It’s never too late to get back on the bike

A surprising amount of women were keen cyclists as children but lost the love somewhere along the way to adulthood.  Jemma Nimick is just one of these women but she has restored her love for the bike, and here she shares her top tips for picking it up again!

Jenny Tough is all the inspiration you need to start adventure cycling

Sarah Hodgetts
25/01/2019

After concocting a “crazy idea” of cycling 2500km from Calgary to the Yukon  – over the Rocky mountains - a passion for adventure cycling was born!

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