Bicycling

A Cycling Revolution

Rae Mullins | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

My journey into this flourishing two-wheeled world was certainly eye opening. There is a whole cycling scene that I simply had no idea existed. Lets kick off with 'Critical Mass'. Who knew that on the last Friday of every month hundreds of cyclists meet under Waterloo bridge for a "self-organized, non-commercial, celebration, spontaneous gathering

Women In Cycling - Going Beyond "Shrink It and Pink It"

Fuchsia Watson | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Sport
Fuchsia Watson

Don't get me wrong there are some brilliant female role models in cycling, great resources available to female cyclists, inspiring blogs, wonderful fashionable and practical items specifically for women, but you often have to search for them and it can feel like an overwhelming amount of information. All this can be intimidating for someone wanting to take up cycling for the first time.

Cyclists on the Ark - Raising Funds for Animals in the Flood Hit Balkans.

Rita Pal | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Rita Pal

These floods have made the already dire situation of some animals even more difficult. Stray animals appear to be affected more than other animals. People who had to be evacuated in a rush had to leave their pets and farm animals behind. With the infrastructure damaged and the economy severely affected, the situation was a catastrophic emergency...

650 Police At London 'Death' Junctions To Improve Cycle Safety

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The Metropolitan Police will deploy 650 officers to busy London junctions at rush hour in response to the recent wave of cycling deaths. The surge ...

Me and Mr Ueno (Or How Japan's Postal Bikes Are Finding a New Life in the UK)

Jon Wilks | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Wilks

Noah says that he can't import the bikes fast enough - they pretty much ride themselves back out of the door. However, they're not the first mamacharis on London's streets. Over in Shoreditch, Neil Davis has been making a solid success of Tokyo Bike for a couple of years.

Need Something? Just Ask

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

In the West we have an inbuilt weakness. We don't want to impose. We don't want to put someone out. We just don't want to make a nuisance of ourselves.

Cycling to work: The Rules of the Road

Ed Owen | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Owen

With the weather (allegedly) improving, the spring ushers in scores of new cyclists to the city's streets. Cycling is a 'good thing', but with the greater density of cyclists on the road, it can be intimidating for those wanting to give it a go.

The Day I Owned a Horse - Harness Racing on Prince Edward Island

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Sport
Ben Whitmarsh

The first time the elegant hoof of the equine world came hurtling into my life was back in 1987. The Grand National was on the BBC and the name 'Maori Venture' caught my attention.

If Olympic Cyclists Aren't Safe, Are Any of Us?

Ayesha Khan | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ayesha Khan

Although it's a sad fact that every cyclist has to expect to be involved in the odd incident now and then, many have undoubtedly been shocked to see these cycling heroes knocked from their saddles.

I Cycle-Climbed the Alps and Found it Easy-Peasy(ish)

David J Constable | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
David J Constable

Plenty of people ski The Alps. Some, with more grit, hike the rocky terrane. I've done both, across Austria, Switzerland, France and Italy, but not Slovenia, Liechtenstein or Germany, where the ranges stretch across Upper Bavaria and the Allgäu.

Weekend Shopping: Bike Bags

Sarah McGiven | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

This weekend I've compiled a couple of my fav bike bag styles so far and if anyone has any other options they can recommend, or - in case the Christmas List plan doesn't work out - knows where I can buy a wicked cool BMX without having to sell a kidney, please do let me know!

Planet Appetite: Cycling the Turku Archipelago Trail, Finland

Rupert Parker | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The city of Turku is easily accessible by air from the UK and is both the beginning and end of the route. It's worth spending at least a night there before you head out to the archipelago. Now I'm going to cheat slightly, as I only have a few days to spare, so I won't be cycling the whole route.

Safer Cycling - It's All Our Responsibility

Adam Stones | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK
Adam Stones

My bike has a new bell. It sounds a bit like a 1950s telephone; ringing loudly and insistently. At every reassuringly annoying 'ding-a-ling', pedestrians decide not to walk out blindly in front of me and even drivers abort unplanned turns. In short, it's fantastic.

Cycling Is Not Good For Your Lady Parts

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Cycling may be good for a woman’s health – but it is less so for her sex life. Women who spend a lot of time in the saddle can experience decrease...

Who Gets My Cycling Vote?

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK Politics
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

I love cycling, yes even in London... I grew up in Germany and I rode my first two-wheeler bike without stabilisers before my third birthday. The main reason I started cycling in London was because I kept running out of money for the bus.

The Determination of Graeme Obree

David Reilly | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
David Reilly

I attended the Edinburgh Road Club annual dinner last week which I really enjoyed and, as well as good food and chat, we were treated to a presentation from Graeme Obree.

I Want to Ride My Bicycle

Nicki Le Masurier | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK
Nicki Le Masurier

I think I'm turning that cycling corner. Upping the gear from occasional fair weather cyclist, who'll only leave if the clouds are Cumulus and the temperature is in double figures, into don't give a damn if it's hailing and my mascara has given me a Dali mustache, daily user.