UK Cycling

Chris Boardman Releases Tribute After His Mum Is Killed In Cycling Accident

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.07.2016 | UK

Chris Boardman’s mother has been killed after being knocked off her bicycle by a car in Connah’s Quay, North Wales on Sunday morning. The Olympic ...

Life Is Like a Bicycle

Diana Moran | Posted 12.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Diana Moran

They love the freedom of cycling, feel fit and tell me their electric bikes are the best thing ever, they can now cycle further without pain. It goes without saying that we all wear safety helmets and reflective jackets, you don't get older without getting wiser! So don't delay "on yer bike" and get those wheels turning!

What to Do When Your Friend's Child Dies

Samir Dawlatly | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samir Dawlatly

Deprived of the time, due to family and work commitments as well as logistics, to be of practical help to Chris and Jane, Charlotte's mum and dad, we struggled to think of what we could do to support them and their wider families. In the end we decided to do what came naturally; be creative, bossy and try to organise people.

Female Cyclists Face Sexual Harassment In London Every Day, Here Are Their Stories

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Another day, another catcall - that's the reality for many women who cycle around London. From being told we have a "lucky saddle" or being propositio...

Notes on Denmark: People and Practices

Harvey Wilks | Posted 20.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Harvey Wilks

Eight months after moving to Denmark, I'm now straddling that crepuscule between things being novel and others becoming the norm, so in this lucid moment I wanted to jot down a few observations, about my experience of Denmark and, more importantly, about the people who hail from it - an invitees examination, if you will.

Read This Story and Have the Courage to Back Yourself

Jojo Furnival | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jojo Furnival

How things have changed. How was I so sure of myself when I was two, and 28 years later it's the hardest thing in the world for me to 'back myself'? You know, assert my beliefs, my view, to have the courage of my convictions.

You Can Now Do A Spin Class On The Bus To Work

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For those who can't ever seem to find time to exercise, there are now no excuses. London-based fitness studio 1Rebel has merged its spinning studio wi...

Is This Bizarre Creation The Future Of Cycling?

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Tech

This might be the world's healthiest (and strangest) invention we've seen in a long time. It's called a Lopifit and it's the 'world's first' electric ...

Boris Johnson's Final Act As Mayor Sees Him Branded A 'P***k'

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK

Boris Johnson has revealed he was confronted by a cyclist who called him a "prick" while carrying out his last official act as London mayor. He said ...

Health Benefits Of Walking And Cycling 'Outweigh Risk From Pollution'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The health benefits of active travel outweigh the risks from air pollution, even in cities where air pollution is high, new research suggests. Researc...

Stalled Motorcycle Sets 'New Standard For Mayhem' In Unbelievable Mass Cyclist Crash

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 02.05.2016 | UK

Spectators at bike race final in the US witnessed a multiple crash of riders that "may have set a new standard for mayhem." The Red Hook Criterium ...

Tour de Terry

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

When people discuss retirement, there are so many images that come to mind. It's a unique experience, as different as each person. There is no rigid rule book about what makes an enjoyable retirement and I think this is one of the most exciting things about it. The number of people aged 65 and older has increased by 16% in just 10 years which means there are nearly one million more people taking on new adventures.

Let's Make Sure the Wheels Don't Fall Off London's Cycling Revolution

Caroline Russell | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

If you're worried about the future of cycling in London, come and talk to me in Camberwell Green from 5.15-5.45 this afternoon, at the Walthamstow Mini Holland from 9-10am on Thursday morning, at the unfinished superhighway in Hounslow at 6pm next Tuesday evening and the Olympic Park in Stratford from 8-9am next Friday.

Don't Be Taken for a Ride by the New Living Wage: Big Firms are Denying it to Cycle Couriers

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK
Cathal Sheerin

The 1st April sees an increase in the minimum wage, rebranded as the National Living Wage, to £7.20 for those over 25 years of age. But one group of workers - cycle couriers - will be denied this modest boost to their income.

Cyclist Leaps Up After Being Knocked Down By Car, Smashes Its Back Window

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

A shocking video has emerged showing the moment that a car 'deliberately mows down a cyclist'. The clip shows a black Volkswagen Golf normally driving...

Yorkshire Just Gave Two Fingers To The Women's Sport Pay Row

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK

Organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire are challenging the gender pay gap by offering the most lucrative prize to women at this years event. The prize m...

Moving Legs, Money and Minds

Harriet Symes | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Harriet Symes

In October I was moved enough by this feeling to go and learn more and offer what I could in terms of help in the Calais refugee camp. Although I learnt a huge amount about the conditions of the camp and individual's traumas, I felt bewildered and lost and spent most of the 10 days that I was there, feeling like I was merely witnessing the situation rather than doing anything much to make it better.

It Is Time to Engage With George Galloway's Policy Proposals

David Lindsay | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

The bookmakers have George Galloway in third place for the position of Mayor of London, which is determined by the Supplementary Vote. Neither Sadiq Khan nor Zac Goldsmith stands any realistic chance of winning outright on first preferences. They, and all other Mayoral candidates who want to win, need to start engaging with Galloway's policy proposals.

The Future of Cycling in London

Ken Shuttleworth | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK
Ken Shuttleworth

Whether we're discussing how to make our roads safer or the environmental benefits of getting more people to commute by bike, cycling is a topic that many of us feel passionately about. Cycling is an integral and increasingly important part of London's transport network, but there is still a long way to go before it becomes as inclusive, safe and widely enjoyed here as it is in the likes of Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

In Defence of London

Laura Maisey | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

London is a reflection on our own willingness to embrace opportunity. If we can see other alternatives but dismiss them then continue to moan about the choices we have made, then London is not the problem. We are.

Why London's Next Mayor Must 'Go Dutch' on Cycling

Adam Stones | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Adam Stones

For a nation known for their wooden shoes, it's a wonder the Dutch have also come to lead the world in getting about on two wheels. But in any city centre in Holland, it's not the industrial sound of the engine and horn that dominates but the pleasing mechanical rhythm of bike wheels turning.

Cyclist's Film Backfires After Public Side With 'F***ing Idiot' Motorist

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

A cyclist has been heavily criticised online after video emerged of him aggressively confronting a female motorist who he accused of turning too close...

No-One Was Prosecuted For This Extraordinary Hit And Run

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK

Police say they will not prosecute the driver of a car who rammed a cyclist in a "brutal attack" - despite the incident being captured on video. F...

Enjoying Life's Simple Pleasures

Jason Smith | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jason Smith

I didn't think I'd hear these words from my 13 year old son. A teenager who had given up all 'physical' sport and was now fully immersed in the future: e-sports. We had ridden together, back in another age, when he was 5.

Cyclist Was Incredibly Lucky To Survive This Train Collision

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK

This video shows the shocking moment a cyclist is knocked down by a fast-moving train and survives. The 26-year-old man was cycling in the Polish c...