UK Cycling

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...

I Want to Be Loved, Not Loathed

Paul Marshall | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Marshall

Earlier this year, TFL ran a high profile advertising campaign with the concept of 'Share the Road'. Out of interest, how's that working out for you? Because it sure as heck isn't working out where I'm concerned.

COP21: Why I Cycled From Bristol to Paris

Charley Pattison | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Politics
Charley Pattison

Is that? Is that really? It is. It's an ostrich. A flat light fighting through the drizzle at the top of a one kilometre climb and only the sound of ...

The Big Easy Bike Ride

Mike Gerrard | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

'Most visitors never get out here to see this,' says our bike tour leader Ben Maddocks, 'but it really is one of the city's hidden gems. We're only about four miles from the French Quarter, and you can also take the streetcar that drops you right outside the entrance.'

Cycling Safely on Our Busy Roads

Megan Morgan | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Megan Morgan

When cycling, your position is key. Don't hide on the inside of a bus or lorry. They won't see you. Simple. I regularly ride on the roads with my children (10 and 7) and this is the first rule I taught them.

If Zac Thinks Electric Cars Will Abolish the Need for Buses, That Probably Means He's Never Been on One

Caroline Russell | Posted 23.11.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

My Twitter timeline has just exploded with reaction to an extraordinary interview that Zac Goldsmith gave to Nick Ferrari this morning. The headline ...

Is One Of Cycling's Most Famous Celebrations About To End?

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Sport

Alberto Contador, one of the world's most successful cyclists, has said he'd drop his famous 'pistol shot' celebration if it upsets fans at next year'...

This Picture Makes Us Feel Sorry For Boris Johnson

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK

Boris Johnson could be seen trying out a new cycle super highway in London on Thursday morning - but one fellow user was clearly unimpressed. The c...

These Are a Few of My Favourite Things

Laura Maisey | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Given that most of my days include either running or cycling, I've come to know and trust a few products that I now exclusively rely on. I'm fairly lazy to try things out for the sake of it and I'm very non-tech so these things provide me with everything I need.

Why Launch a New Bicycle Show?

Bruce Sandell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Sport
Bruce Sandell

Every September when the stream of trade shows begin, the old hands of the cycle industry heave a sigh of dread. Not me. I get excited. I cannot wait to see all the new kit being launched, making mental notes on what upgrades I am going to make to my collection of bikes or decide if next year will be 'the one' - the time for a new bike. I work hard too - but it does not feel like that.

We Commuting Cyclists

Laura Maisey | Posted 06.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

Why do we act this way to one another? I am yet to figure it out, apart from the idea that cycling in a big city can be nerve-wracking and makes us snap at each other. Lots of things are stressful though and this is not always the reaction. Often people support each other better when in situations of stress.

Sick of The Tube Crush? Here's Four Commuting Alternatives

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech

London Tube commuters put up with a lot, from periodic Tube strikes to getting way too close for comfort with hundreds of strangers on a daily basis. ...

Bike Firm Slammed For 'Sexist' Tweet Featuring Woman's Lycra-Clad Bottom

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

An Italian bike firm has issued a humble apology after posting a “sexist” image of a woman’s lycra-clad bottom on Twitter. Colnago marked th...

Life Lessons From Lance Armstrong

Chris Ward | Posted 19.10.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Ward

At last - my work is complete! After 20 years of working with movies and 13 years of cycling, its all come together and culminates in me being quoted ...

Building Your Special Bike

Jason Smith | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Sport
Jason Smith

A custom bike build is all about matching the human to the machine which will undoubtedly produce a good bike. But a custom build also offers an unrivalled opportunity to form that all important relationship with your bike, from the time it appears as a 2D drawing to the time you ride it out of the workshop. Something precious.

10 Vital Things to Do if Your Bike is Stolen

Richard Cantle | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Cantle

If your bike has been stolen there are 10 vital things you should do quickly to maximise the chances of seeing your ride again.

Every Hour You Cycle Adds One Hour To Your Life, Claims Researcher

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Cyclists live longer than those who don't use a bike, according to a new study. "You could say that for every hour you cycle, you get an hour back ...

If We Want to Be a True Cycling Nation, Cycling Doesn't Just Have to Be Safe, It Must Appear Safe Too

Chris Boardman | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK
Chris Boardman

Many people in this country will tell you that cycling is safe, and the statistics do back that up. You have more chance of being killed walking a mile than you do cycling a mile and there is just one fatality for the equivalent of every 1,000 times cycled around the Earth. However, what those statistics don't tell you is what cycling on our roads is actually like and whether or not the experience is an enjoyable one...

Lessons for Sport from Business

Dominic Irvine | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK
Dominic Irvine

For a 47 year old business man who spends his life working with companies around the world and a hobby of participating in ultra distance cycling even...

This Crash Map Will Tell You Which London Streets To Avoid

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK

An interactive map revealing London's traffic accident hot spots over the last decade has been launched for the first time. The map, created by Tra...

Breaking the Cycle

Polly Neate | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK
Polly Neate

The level of culture change that's needed for cyclists to feel safe all the time is dauntingly huge. At best, motorists are telling cyclists, "Yes this is our game, our bat, our ball, our rules - but you can play if you want. We own the road but you can use it. What more do you want?" What needs to happen is a new game, new rules. Power has to change hands. That's still a long way off.

Work Not Challenging Enough? Try Becoming a World Champion!

Chris Ward | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Sport
Chris Ward

This weekend I rode in the UCWT Amateur World Championships. This is the full story told from two sides: what I forced them to do by the lungs & legs and what the last 10 years has been like to even consider trying, by the hearts & minds!

Cycling for Gaucher Disease

Elaine Benton | Posted 10.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

So onward and upward, I find myself interested in those who run marathons, take part in triathlons, cycle or participate in other sporting events. I cannot participate, so have to be satisfied with being a spectator and writing about those who inspire me!