UK Cycling

How To Start Cycling To Work, Even If You're Too Scared To Cycle To Work

Sourced by HuffPost | Claudia Canavan | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cheap, speedy, healthy and carbon-saving: the cycle commute is on a serious upwards trajectory...

Cyclist Jailed For Killing Mother Of Two With Illegal Bike He Rode 'For The Thrill'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK

Former courier Charlie Alliston, who killed a mother-of-two while riding an illegal bike, has been jailed for 18 months. Kim Briggs, 44, was fatally i...

How To Help Prevent The Most Common Cycling Injuries

Georgia James | Posted 18.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Inspired by the achievements of homegrown heroes like Bradley Wiggins, Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, Britain has become a cycling nation. The numb...

'Dutch Reach' Technique Urged To Stem 'Car-Dooring' Deaths Of Cyclists On UK Roads

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.09.2017 | UK

A cycling group wants a door-opening technique called the ‘Dutch Reach’ to be taught to new drivers to help save lives on British roads. The mano...

How Double Olympic Gold Medallist Joanna Rowsell Shand Keeps Fit After Retirement

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Joanna Rowsell Shand announced her retirement from professional cycling earlier this year, but the double Olympic gold medallist still has fitness hig...

Dangerous Driving Laws Could Be Extended To Cyclists, Theresa May Says

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 06.09.2017 | UK Politics

Heidi Alexander asks if laws on dangerous driving should be extended to cyclists #PMQs pic.twitter.com/aZLl79B17n— Sky News (@SkyNews) September 6, ...

1000 Miles Of Madness Indeed... One Father's Response

Neil Manaley | Posted 04.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Manaley

The 13 mile drive to my parents, alone with my thoughts, was torture, my mind played with the carefully chosen words of the police, fuelling my imagination. When, after an eternity, I got to the front door of my parents house, I was greeted by a police officer.

On Your Bike

Simon Elson | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Elson

If I said there was a way you could save serious money and get fitter/lose weight, you would probably think I'm an hypnotist plugging my latest book. Well I'm not and I don't need you to keep your eyes on a pendant I'm swinging in front of your face.

Fixed-Gear Cyclists 'Victimised In Witch Hunt' After Pedestrian Death Trial

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK

Fixed-gear cyclists are claiming they are being subjected to a “witch hunt” in the wake of a landmark court case that led to calls for cyclists to...

Mum's Life Could Have Been Saved If Cyclist Charlie Alliston Had Front Brake, Video Shows

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.08.2017 | UK

Police have released footage showing how a mum-of-two’s life could have been saved if the cyclist who ploughed into her had a front brake on his bik...

Widower Of Mum Killed By Cyclist Calls For Radical Change To Cycling Culture In Emotional Interview

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK

The widower of a woman killed by a cyclist in a landmark case is pushing for new laws to tackle “irresponsible and reckless” riders so other famil...

Cyclist Cleared Of Manslaughter Over Mum's Death - Guilty Of 'Wanton And Furious Driving'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK

A cyclist that knocked down and killed a mother-of-two in London has been cleared of manslaughter following a ground-breaking trial. Charlie Alliston ...

Cyclist Blamed His Fatally Injured Victim For Crash, Court Hears

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 20.09.2017 | UK

A young man rode into a pedestrian then blamed his mortally injured victim, saying people have “zero respect for cyclists”, a court heard. Charlie...

Don't Fear The Faff: Why A Family Bike Ride Is A Great Idea This Summer

Becki Morris | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Parents
Becki Morris

When her six-year-old daughter said 'bike ride?', my friend said she hesitated. She told me guiltily: 'On the one hand I knew it was exactly the sort of thing we ought to be doing as a family. But on the other hand, I couldn't help thinking what a faff it would be.'

New To Cycling? The Best Apps To Get You On Track

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’re officially a nation of cyclists. And we’re not just talking about swelling with national pride at all of the medals British Cycling picks up...

How To Plan An Adventure Holiday For The Family

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lazing around on sun loungers holds zero appeal for kids. But climbing a mountain, mucking about on boats, screaming at the top of their voices as the...

A Pedal Back Down Memory Lane Is A Reminder Of Why The New Government Needs To Step Up Its Cycling Game

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Politics
Wayne Hemingway

Cycling can heal inequalities yet bringing it to the people has too often been too difficult a task. But it shouldn't be.

Tour De France: This Is What Happened To Pawel Poljanski's Legs To Make Them So Veiny

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Tour de France cyclist has revealed the impact racing has on his legs - and the internet is pretty concerned about it. Cyclist Pawel Poljanski share...

Tour De France Cyclist Reveals His Ravaged Legs

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

Tour de France rider Pawel Poljanski has revealed a stark image of his legs as he competes in the world’s biggest annual sporting event. The 27-year...

Cycling Safety This Summer

Matthew Claxson | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Claxson

The most recent road traffic collision (RTC) figures from April 2017 show that, for several years running, July has been the most dangerous time of year for cyclists, with the summer weather encouraging reluctant cyclists to dust the cobwebs off their bikes and hit the roads.

Our Love Of The Tour De France Shows The UK's Increasing Passion For Pedal Power

Tim Ashton | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Sport
Tim Ashton

The 104th Tour de France kicked off in Düsseldorf this weekend (1 July), and some 200 riders will toil for 3,540km before racing down the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 23 July for the chance of winning the coveted yellow jersey. As a cycling fanatic, I am so excited I'm going to be there.

Laura Kenny Doesn't Want To Be The Greatest 'Female' Olympian, She Wants To Be The Greatest Olympian

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

With four Olympic gold medals under her belt, Laura Kenny is Britain’s most successful female Olympian, but that’s not quite enough for the determ...

A Cycling Accident Shattered My Bones And Olympic Hopes But Now I Really Am Living The Dream

Charlotte Roach | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK
Charlotte Roach

life less ordinary banner Life had never been simpler. I was lying in my hospital bed with only one goal: survive. The level of pain was extreme, I had 12 broken vertebrae, two punctured lungs, multiple broken ribs and a broken collarbone.

Chris Froome Followed Onto Pavement And 'Rammed By Impatient Driver'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome claims he was followed onto the footpath and “rammed” by an “impatient” driver in an incident th...

Girl Learning To Ride A Bike, Gets Totally Upstaged By Her Little Sister

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents

Everyone knows that the primary role of a sibling is to try and outdo any of your achievements and ultimately become your parent’s favourite child. ...