UK Cycling

Cycling To Work Could Be The Key To Living Longer

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cycling to work cuts the risk of developing heart disease and cancer by almost half, research suggests. Walking to work is also good for you, although...

Lizzie Armitstead On Training 20 Hours A Week And Why She Loves 'Short Intensive' Workouts

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lizzie Armitstead goes by the mantra that having clearly-defined goals will help her stay one step ahead in her training. That’s no doubt one of the...

British Endurance Cyclist Mike Hall Killed In Australian Bike Race

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK

A British endurance cyclist has died after being hit by a car during the Indian Pacific Wheel race from Perth to Sydney. Mike Hall died at the scene f...

How #ThisGirlCan Is Inspiring More Women To Get Cycling

Becki Morris | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Sport
Becki Morris

So next time you catch the new This Girl Can TV ad, or see one of the posters feel the urge to smile, laugh and feel the wind in your hair, think about cycling. It's not as difficult as you think. You're already good enough, and you can keep up - I promise! After all, if Grace can, and if I can, you can.

Father-To-Be Cycles 125 Miles To Create Photo Of A Goat, Before He 'Has A Kid'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A cycling team rode more than 202K (125 miles) in order to create the shape of a goat on a tracking app. Ben Jones, who’s part of Perth-based amateu...

From Deep Depression To Adventure Travel: A Year In Perspective

Helen Clarkson | Posted 09.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Helen Clarkson

I stood underneath the John O'Groats sign in September 2015 not quite comprehending what I'd just achieved. Solo. Unsupported. 1000 miles. Two weeks. A random, kind gentleman asked me what I was going to do next.

I Cycled To Iran And Found A Warm, Hospitable Country - But Women's Rights Has A Long Way To Go

Rebecca Lowe | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK
Rebecca Lowe

The woman, 37, was a PhD student at the local university. She was married, but lived alone because her husband remarried nine years ago after she told him she didn't want children. They never divorced, however, so she was unable to leave the country without his consent.

As A Female Cyclist, I Wish I Could Rip Off A Cat Caller's Wing Mirror And Get Away With It

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 22.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

I'm not an advocate of criminal damage or vandalism. I'd also like to think I'm above the whole 'an eye for an eye' thing. But when a woman is accosted or grabbed by a stranger, does that not also constitute vandalism and violence?

Post-Truth? What Terrifies Me Is The Normalisation Of Lies

David Bradford | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
David Bradford

Post-truth is a misnomer. What we mean is post-critical: when normal is accepted as unchallengeable, even and especially when normal is morally complicated. The only streetwise response to a new norm that seems morally questionable is a knowing shrug denoting a comfy blend of indifference and wry detachment...

Yes, Chris Grayling, Cyclists Do Count As Road Users

Katie Teehan | Posted 16.01.2017 | UK Politics
Katie Teehan

Let's create a cycling - and pedestrian-friendly city. That doesn't mean penalising motorists, it means promoting cycling and protecting vulnerable road users so we can all get around safely. Having a transport secretary who acknowledges the right of cyclists to be on the road in the first place would be a good place to start.

Ways To Make Your Holiday More Sustainable

Georgina Wilson-Powell | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Georgina Wilson-Powell

2017 has been dubbed the year of sustainable tourism and development by the UN's World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). No longer a quirky aside or limited to the odd off-grid eco-lodge, going green when going abroad is where it's at.

Fisher Price Is Releasing An Exercise Bike For Children And People Aren't Happy

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Parents

If you have ever dreamed of sending your three-year-old to a spinning class to burn off their energy, then Fisher Price has the answer. Unveiled at t...

Jeremy Vine Posts Video Of Confrontation Between Cyclist And Motorist

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK

Jeremy Vine has posted another video of a road rage incident he captured on camera while cycling. The BBC Radio 2 host posted the clip of the incident...

7 Times Sir Bradley Wiggins Delivered Comedy Gold

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK

Sir Bradley Wiggins has announced his retirement from competitive cycling. The 2012 Tour de France champion, who is also Britain’s most decorated Ol...

Going Green at Christmas: Cool Gadgets That Do Good for You and the Planet

Angela Terry | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Angela Terry

At the end of each year lists of gadgets pop-up featuring numerous types of headphones, speakers and cameras. But how about buying gadgets that do goo...

Bikes, Bondage And Batman

Jonathan Lea | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Lea

You sometimes even cycled somewhere just for pleasure (remember that word 'pleasure', it's important). You'd enjoy the sheer pleasure of cycling through the countryside - unhindered, free, at one with nature...the wind in your hair, the smell of manure in your nostrils...well, you get the idea. But not anymore.

Making A Bad Year Good. 10 Lessons I Learned From My Worst Year

Caroline Bourne | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Bourne

This Christmas we will be toasting all the friends, family, doctors, nurses, hospital porters, police, air & ground ambulance staff, Deliveroo & Uber drivers and all the people who helped us and our family get (quite literally) back on our feet after our life was unexpectedly derailed.

Transport Secretary Caught On Camera Knocking Cyclist Off Bike

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK

The Transport Secretary has been caught on video accidentally knocking a cyclist off his bike. In the footage, filmed by another rider and shared with...

Cycling: A Very British Revolution

Luke Chandley | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Sport
Luke Chandley

Society and sport have long been linked together, with trends from one area of sport often making the leap into mainstream living and a lot of the time crossing over with fashion and lifestyle into more of a healthy living choice than an on-off interest.

The Importance Of Getting Kids Road Aware From An Early Age

Jacqueline O'Donovan | Posted 22.11.2016 | UK
Jacqueline O'Donovan

There is a fundamental issue around road safety that all of us - fleet operators, cycling groups and parents alike - have a joint responsibility to tackle together. The more we are proactive and work to engage children in the conversation, the safer everyone - especially the young - will be.

Cycling Protesters Hold Emotional 'Die In' Vigil Following Death Of Student Italian Prince

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Dozens of protesters held a ‘die in’ outside of London’s City Hall last night to campaign for safer roads after an Italian prince was killed whi...

Owen Jones Photographs 'Abuse-Hurling Cabbie' Who Said He 'Loves When Cyclists Die'

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK

Owen Jones has claimed a taxi driver almost knocked him off his bike before hurling abusive comments at him. The Guardian columnist posted a string of...

The Value Of Cycling

Luke Chandley | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Sport
Luke Chandley

Across numerous months and years, we've seen an increase in the trend that is health, fitness and nutrition. As we move from a world dominated by fast food chains and sofa-sitters to conscious consumers and sports-doers we're becoming clearly inundated with a shift in the societal notion that it's no longer OK to be ignorant and naive to the health drawbacks of a poor lifestyle.

Poland Has An Amazing Solar Powered Cycle Path That Glows In The Dark

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 11.10.2016 | UK Tech

This is cycling of the future - and you saw it first in Poland. The nifty bike lane lights up at night and it’s being tested in Lidzbark Warminski, ...

Gonzo GoPro: Joining the Action In Le Tour

David J Constable | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Sport
David J Constable

'Would you like to ride in the Tour de France?' 'What?' 'The Tour de France. Would you like to ride in it?' 'But don't you have to be like, you kno...