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The Five Tribes of Cycling Commuter

Adam Stones | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Stones

It's Cycle to Work day on Thursday so we can expect thousands more people taking power to the pedal as they shake up their daily commute. If you're one of them, good on you. But so you don't feel out of place, here's a quick guide to the other cyclists you're likely to meet on the street...

How Cyclists Are Planning To Help Prosecute Motorists

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK

Helmet-mounted cameras are becoming so effective in combating crime a national cycling charity is telling its 70,000 members how to best use them to a...

'Self-Righteous' Cyclists' With Helmet Cams Blamed For Road Rage

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK

"Please don't try and knock me off" was all the cyclist said as a pedestrian ambled across Sidney Street and almost into her path in Whitechapel, Lond...

Cycling - The New Addiction

Jason Smith | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK Sport
Jason Smith

Exhilaration, rewarding, challenging and fun are all associated with cycling. It's like having the biggest injection of endorphins, ever. Endorphins are addictive - very addictive. The more you do it, the bigger the hit. It's hard for anyone to resist the clutches of the endorphins.

Man Turns Himself In After Being Filmed Shoving Cyclist Off Her Bike

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

A 33-year-old man has handed himself in to police after being caught on camera pushing a female cyclist off her bicycle and into oncoming traffic. ...

Man Violently Pushes Female Cyclist Off Bike In Shocking Video

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Police have launched a hunt for a man caught on camera violently pushing a female cyclist off her bicycle. Do you recognise this man who pushed a f...

Incredible One Shot Footage Of Mountain Biker Riding Scenic Trail

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Sport

This single shot footage of a mountain biker is definitely up there in the most beautiful extreme sports footage ever. There's no editing and no b...

In Defence of Drug Cheats

Damian Reilly | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK Sport
Damian Reilly

Only by accepting the realities of doping, as we would any criminal other activity, will we eradicate it.

In A Matter Of Days, This 19-Year-Old Londoner Will Become The Youngest Person To Cycle Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Lewis Shaw | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education

You might think your two weeks in Thailand were a life-changing experience, but there's one man out to prove that all gap years aren't created equal. ...

70,000 Bikes Stolen in London

Richard Cantle | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK
Richard Cantle

Newly compiled data has estimated a staggering 70,000+ bikes were stolen in London in 2014.

The Tour de France, Lance Armstrong and the Beautiful Sport of Cycling

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Sport
Alex Ratcliffe

Tour de France 2014 Cambridge I am a less than amateur cyclist, but we are a cycling family and like thousands of others these days in Britain, we...

Married to a Mamil

Sarah Millington | Posted 21.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Millington

Despite the questionable dress code and cost of bikes, being a Mamil has its benefits. For men, it can provide a relatively tame outlet for midlife angst while, for women, it can help by addressing primeval needs (theirs) and facilitating much-needed me time (ours).

Fancy A Bike Ride From London To... Japan?

The Huffington Post UK | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

How many people do you know who have done the London to Brighton bike ride? Chances are it's probably quite a few. More than 28,000 people too...

Ten Cycling Cities to Discover in Europe

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Cycling is in vogue right now and many cities across Europe are investing in cycling infrastructure in order to improve traffic conditions and promote green living. Here are ten cycle-friendly cities well worth discovering.

The Success Story That Transport for London Doesn't Believe

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.07.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

The next Mayor is faced with an air pollution crisis to solve and the knowledge that expanding our road network will just make that crisis worse. What we need is the same kind of determination as when London adopted the congestion charge. The only way London will work is if we reduce traffic at the same time as increasing our population. The next Mayor has to instil a sense of optimism into Transport for London. They have done it before, they can do it some more.

Action Pro-Cyclist On Why Women Should Enter More Races

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

If you imagine a race like Formula 1, but with bikes, you're some way towards understanding what Red Hook Crit is. The cycling event is hardcore -...

Heavy Crash On Third Stage Of The Tour De France

AP | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Sport

Spanish veteran Joaquim Rodriguez won the crash-marred third stage of the Tour de France on Monday, with British rider Chris Froome finishing second t...

Why I Love the Tour de France

Lisa Edwards | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Sport
Lisa Edwards

I don't know quite why I love the Tour de France so much. These days I never get on a bike, and when I used to do it, I chose mountain-biking, not road-cycling. That was, until a move to the city put paid to my weekend forays into the countryside.

Cyclist To Tackle Tour De France On A Chopper (Yes Really)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Dave Sims isn't your average Tour de France contender and that's mainly due to his vehicle of choice. You see, Sims won't be riding the 2,087 mile ...

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

Libby Blanchard | Posted 26.06.2015 | 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.

Hundreds Protest Death Of Cyclist At 'London's Most Dangerous Intersection'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Thousands of people stopped traffic at a notorious City intersection Wednesday to remember Ying Tao, the eighth cyclist to be killed on London roads t...

Liberté, Égalité, Vélocité

Mark Perryman | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Sport
Mark Perryman

Le Tour is now as much a fixture of the Great British Sporting Summer as Wimbledon strawberries and cream, a flutter on the Derby, England's bi-annual early exit from a Euro or a World Cup and the five-day drama of an Ashes Test, weather permitting.

Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead Rushed To Hospital After Horrific Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Sport

Team GB's Lizzie Armitstead is in hospital following a crash after she won the first leg of the Women's Tour in Aldeburgh. The 26-year-old Olympic ...

Protestors Stage Mass 'Die-In' After Yet Another Cyclist Dies On London's Roads

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.06.2015 | UK

Protestors staged a huge ‘die-in’ in Camberwell on Monday night following the death of yet another cyclist on London’s roads. Scores of cycli...

Mourning on Wheels

Jo Ivens | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Ivens

A year ago this week our mum died after she lost her third bout with Lymphoma. Today, in her memory, I set off on a 153-mile charity bike ride with one of my sisters, from the London hospital where mum had life-saving treatment in the 1980s to the Norwich hospital where she was cared for at the end of her life.