Raising Awareness vs. Doing the Thing for the Thing Itself (Cycling the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route)

Libby Blanchard | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Sport
Libby Blanchard

For fun. For strength. To center myself within this world. To feel alive, to feel rain on my face and to sleep under the light of distant stars. To marvel at sunrises and fields of wildflowers. For the experience itself.

The Best Bike Trick You've Ever Seen Is Right Here

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK Sport

Pat "Big Daddy" Laughlin is a big name in BMX, and from this video you'll see why. His latest big stunt was a stunning bike-to-bike transfer on a mini...

Cycling Fan Joins Giro D'Italia On His Bike, Instantly Causes Massive Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Sport

The Giro D'Italia is arguably the second biggest event in cycling, so you'd expect them to have some decent security, but one enthusiastic spectator s...

A Cycling Revolution

Rae Duke | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Duke

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

Why You'll Never Meet Your Next Boyfriend at the Supermarket

The Guyliner | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Guyliner

Let's get one thing clear: following people around supermarkets checking out their arse is a bad idea, and you know this. But just this once won't hurt, you tell yourself. I'll keep a safe distance this time, you reason. It's only really stalking if they see you, you decide. You are wrong on all counts, but there's no stopping you now is there?

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 ...

The bicycle and Beirut

Lucy Knight | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Knight

'Helmets? Who is in favour?' Sitting with a group of young cyclists in an Achrafieh apartment, this is a moot point. Surely helmets are always a must? Well, as the phrase here very often goes - 'this is Lebanon'.

Now THIS Is A Bicycle Made For Two

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Spotted on a road in Poland, this type of bicycle is apparently called a 'Sociable'. No word on whether the girl is called Daisy. (Via Daily Pic...

Cycle Training: My Longest Ride So Far

Nicola Davenport | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nicola Davenport

Living in SW London, with Surrey in easy cycling distance, I am already familiar with the southern - hilly - section of the route I'll be riding for RideLondon-Surrey 100 on August 4, 2013. By car, that is. So when the the dad of one of my daughter's friends, who is training for the same event, invites me to ride this killer section of the route with him, I jump at the chance.

Harder to Get on Two-Wheels Than Ever Before?

Carli Smith | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Carli Smith

With even more rules and regulations being introduced for motorcycle licences, it would seem that it is becoming increasingly difficult to get onto two wheels. 2013 saw the introduction of 3DLD a.k.a. regulations to limit the power of the machine that you can ride at certain ages, but is it really harder than ever before?

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.

Is Cheap Fuel a False Economy? Honda NC700S Review

Bob Pickett | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

Honda has a real winner on its hands. It is a fun bike to ride, but does the commuter stuff well. And you might want to take a photo of your local petrol station... you won't be visiting them too often in the future.

LOOK: Hundreds Of Naked Cyclists Storm UK City Centres

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Comedy

What better way to promote cycle safety than to gather together hundreds of people in varying states of undress in busy city centres and get them to r...

Bursting the Biker Bubble

Suzi Perry | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Perry

I have to admit, when I got up for work on Monday morning I didn't expect that I would have been wrapped up in bubble wrap and stood in the middle of a roundabout just a couple of hours later. Don't worry, I wasn't alone; Double World Superbike champion, James Toseland and legendary cricketer, Darren Gough, were wearing them too...

Two Great Bits Of Biking News/Bike Insurance - How Does It Work?/Honda CBR600F (2006) Review

Bob Pickett | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

The first column of 2012 sees two bundles of good news from Those Who Sit In Power Over Us, ongoing bewilderment on How Insurance Works and asks the question "Could Honda have saved a bundle on R&D and just brought back the original CBR600F?"

12 Biking Wishes For Christmas 2011

Bob Pickett | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

This will be my last chance to get a column in place before the holidays, so here are my 12 Biking Wishes that I'd like Santa to bring/give for 2011: ...

The Ultimate Cliff Face-Off: Cyclist And Snowboarder Go Head To Head Racing Down A Mountain (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Alastair Plumb | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK Comedy

Think about it - if you had to guess, who would win in a race between someone on a mountain bike or someone on a snowboard in a race to the bottom of ...

Life In The Slow Lane

Bob Pickett | Posted 22.12.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Bob Pickett

Following my little adventure with Her Majesty's Finest, I thought I would try an experiment. So for the last two weeks I have been sticking religiou...

Sizzling Summer Holiday Deals | Posted 04.09.2011 | UK Lifestyle

Haven't booked your family dose of sun, sea and sand yet? Don't worry, we've got some fabulous family deals perfect for the school holidays, from gorg...

A Worthy Rival For Boris And Ken

Tim Leunig | Posted 03.09.2011 | UK Politics
Tim Leunig

So my challenge to Ken and Boris, and anyone else who stands, is this: can you articulate a people-based vision for my city in the way that Peñalosa did last week? And can you convince me that my daughter will be safe cycling around London?