UK Cycling

Labour Has a Better Plan to Fix 'Pothole Britain' and Boost Cycling and Walking

Michael Dugher | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

Another five years of this neglect and falling investment will only make things worse. That's why Labour has set out a new and better plan to help all road users, including motorists, cyclists and bikers.

Cycling: Counterculture on the Cobbles

Will Ross | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Sport
Will Ross

The cobbled classics have a habit of surfacing some of the more incredible stories in cycling. Cobbles, dirt and an unknown amount of capricious weather systems elevate Belgium and northern France to an ethereal level within the sport during the few weeks that precede the grand tours.

Knit 1 Bike 1 - A Cycling and Yarn Journey Around Scotland

Janet Renouf-Miller | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Renouf-Miller

What on earth inspired me to knit, crochet and cycle my way around Scotland? I have a habit of cycling with my eyes on the verge and on recent rides have found a whole drum kit in a stream, £40 along with a condom and several beer cans (we all know the story there!) and even a pair of sparkly black and gold high heels on a fence.

London to Anywhere on a Bike?

Steve Halsall | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Sport
Steve Halsall

Once a cyclist steps up and becomes more serious about their performance, the questions of what, when and how do I eat and drink arise. Understanding the basic bodily energy functions is essential to then choose the appropriate selections to both sustain and improve performance and recover effectively.

From Niche to Mainstream, What the Cycling Boom Can Offer Advertisers

Duncan Tickell | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK
Duncan Tickell

The idea of an advertising industry cycling competition would have been a laughable notion five years ago. Yet when we put the call out for entrants for the inaugural Adland Cycling Championship we were inundated with entrants from from across the industry keen to swap their Paul Smith suits for lycra and show us who has the fastest lap in media.

For the Love of Cycling

Sir Dave Brailsford | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Sport
Sir Dave Brailsford

When I was growing up, being fanatical about cycling was seen as something of an eccentricity. Now millions have the bug and I think we are a better country for it. Whether track or road, the appreciation of the sport is now at an all-time high, and I am very proud of the role that British Cycling, Sky and Team Sky have played in that. The massive crowds at the Grand Depart last year not only showed off the best of Yorkshire to the world, but were proof that the UK is now a true cycling nation.

Bloodied Teen Cyclist Hit By Car Told 'Sorry, I Can't Stop, It'd Upset My Kids'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

A teenage cyclist hit by a car at rush hour was told by a mother that she couldn't stop to help him because his bloodied face would scare her kids, it...

Roads for the Common Good - Why the Greens Deserve a Voice on Transport

Caroline Russell | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

The way our transport system works, with an apparently acceptable amount of death and injury, has to stop. We need serious investment in change. £10 per head per annum on cycling is a drop in the ocean. We need much more than that if we are to turn the juggernaut around and let our cities and cycling thrive.

See Inside Brompton Bicycle's London Factory

Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Will Butler-Adams runs one of the UK's great export success stories - the famous folding bike company, Brompton Bicycle. Travelling around the world t...

The Cycling Apps You Should Be Using Now

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 12.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The many benefits that cycling offers to a person's health have long been touted: regular cycling has been shown to reduce stress, improve cardiovascu...

Is It Time to Forgive Lance Armstrong?

Ellis Cashmore | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK Sport
Ellis Cashmore

The World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) is forever chasing the so-called cheat, but without ever standing a realistic chance of beating them... Eventually, like it or not, we will come to realize that doping in sport can be managed but not defeated.

Cyclist's Miraculous Escape From High Speed Collision Caught On Camera

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK

Incredible footage has emerged from Taiwan showing a cyclist involved in a lucky escape with a speeding car. A woman is seen going over a zebra cro...

10 Truly Inspirational Lance Armstrong Quotes From His Latest Interview

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Comedy

He was right - it wasn't about the bike. And Lance Armstrong just continues to inspire and motivate, most recently in his interview with BBC sports ed...

Sanctimonious Outrage Over Armstrong Doping is Idiotic: Most of us Would Have Done the Same

Damian Reilly | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Sport
Damian Reilly

If it weren't Armstrong, it would have been the other guy. And, let's face it, there was a peloton full of other guys to choose from, for more than sixty years. Now, Armstrong reaps what he has sown, and quite deservedly. He took the risk of cheating, and, caught, he pays the price.

Police Seeking Cyclist Hurt In Violent Hit And Run Video

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK

Essex Police are hoping to identify a cyclist who filmed himself being run over and assaulted so they can investigate the incident. Helmet cam foot...

Six Things to Do to Become a Mindful Cyclist

Stephen Hull | Posted 10.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Hull

Earlier this week I was called a wanker. It's not the first time, and it won't be the last. It happened on the road around Trafalgar Square as people began to peacefully gather to express their support for Paris following the terror attacks... Last year I had too many near misses while cycling in London. Most of them were caused by me. It's an uncomfortable truth for cyclists to hear and admit they've probably taken part in their fair share of silly cycling. So, in 2015 I've decided that when I ride to work I'm going to enjoy it. I'm going to take my time and I'm going to become a mindful cyclist.

This Terrible 'Joke' Tweet About Hitting A Cyclist Costs Stockbroker His Job

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK

A stockbroker has been fired for tweeting that he hit a cyclist with his car and failed to stop. Police are investigating after Rayhan Qadar report...

This Is Why You Should Take Up Serious Cycling

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

While it's unlikely that we'll ever get up to the cycling standard of Bradley Wiggins or Victoria Pendleton, but serious cycling could help keep you y...

Wedding Wheels! Olympics Cyclists Announce Engagement

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK Sport

Laura Trott has announced her engagement to fellow double Olympic cycling champion Jason Kenny. The Manchester-based couple went public about their...

A Cycling Revolution

Rae Mullins | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rae Mullins

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

Le Tour: One Day Ahead - Why Am I Doing This Again?

Geoff Thomas | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Sport
Geoff Thomas

The 2015 Tour de France will mark the 10th anniversary of my ride, and I have decided to do it all over again. Along with a team of 20 other riders we will ride every mile and tackle of every climb of the 2015 route just one day ahead of the main peloton. The experience will be as close as possible to riding for a real pro team on the Tour.

Labour Declares an End to a War That Only Ever Existed in the Heads of Spin Doctors

Caroline Russell | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

Michael Dugher MP has announced that he has decided to "stop demonising motorists and start championing them", going on to say that governments have seen motorists as a "cash cow" and have been creaming cash off them with fuel taxes and penalties". The reality is of course very far from this.

Jeremy Vine Vined Himself Being Pulled Over For Speeding... On A Bicycle

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

BBC Radio 2 presenter Jeremy Vine was pulled over for breaking the speed limit on Thursday - on his bicycle. The police officer told the broadcaste...

My Cycle Ride With the World's Best Cyclist

Lucy Hurn | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK Sport
Lucy Hurn

Last weekend I went out cycling with one of the world's greatest cyclists, Marianne Vos. I should probably clarify, it wasn't just me and Marianne, but me and about 50 other women who joined the #TakeTheStage 'secret twitter ride' that Marianne's team organised to promote women's cycling.

Just How Outdoorsy Is London?

Will Ross | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Will Ross

It's 8pm on a Thursday night and on the ninth floor of 207 Old Street, the Jaeger bombs have just started to drop. This 'Street to Peak' fixture is one of kind, held in the clouds at one of London's newest tech spaces to exhibit several successful outdoors startups.