The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

Share the roads safely this winter with Thrifty


Whether you’re cycling or driving, by following some simple tips you can make your journey safer for yourself and other road users. 

Our Playing Out Story - By Holly


"To some degree sessions run themselves, with families bringing out toys, chalk, chairs and snacks while the kids play freely."

Reasons your body will love cycling


Four physical health benefits of cycling that will make you dust off your bike and download one of our free cycle routes. It is widely understood that cycling is good for our physical health, but we’re asking how exactly?

Riding a Cycle Route before leaving the house: Using the route map


Check a British Cycling route is right for you by using the interactive map. Five minutes of research could save you from a thirty-minute detour on the bike. This article explains how to take a virtual tour using the map tool, so you can step out the house knowing what to expect.

Our Playing Out Story - By Emma


"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!"

Picking the right cycle route for you: British Cycling routes explained

Ben Scott

You’re ready to cycle one of our British Cycling Routes, but you want to be sure you pick the right one. This article will make sure you choose a place to ride that suits you. 

Our Top 5 Cycling Holidays for Couples


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


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!

Summer Bingo


There’s nothing quite like going for a family bike ride in the summer sun. We’ve packaged up the perfect free day out for all to enjoy. 

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


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