UK Cycling

Cyclist Blamed His Fatally Injured Victim For Crash, Court Hears

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.08.2017 | UK

A young man rode into a pedestrian then blamed his mortally injured victim, saying people have “zero respect for cyclists”, a court heard. Charlie...

Don't Fear The Faff: Why A Family Bike Ride Is A Great Idea This Summer

Becki Morris | Posted 14.08.2017 | UK Parents
Becki Morris

When her six-year-old daughter said 'bike ride?', my friend said she hesitated. She told me guiltily: 'On the one hand I knew it was exactly the sort of thing we ought to be doing as a family. But on the other hand, I couldn't help thinking what a faff it would be.'

New To Cycling? The Best Apps To Get You On Track

The Huffington Post | Jen Barton | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’re officially a nation of cyclists. And we’re not just talking about swelling with national pride at all of the medals British Cycling picks up...

How To Plan An Adventure Holiday For The Family

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Lazing around on sun loungers holds zero appeal for kids. But climbing a mountain, mucking about on boats, screaming at the top of their voices as the...

A Pedal Back Down Memory Lane Is A Reminder Of Why The New Government Needs To Step Up Its Cycling Game

Wayne Hemingway | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Politics
Wayne Hemingway

Cycling can heal inequalities yet bringing it to the people has too often been too difficult a task. But it shouldn't be.

Tour De France: This Is What Happened To Pawel Poljanski's Legs To Make Them So Veiny

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A Tour de France cyclist has revealed the impact racing has on his legs - and the internet is pretty concerned about it. Cyclist Pawel Poljanski share...

Tour De France Cyclist Reveals His Ravaged Legs

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK

Tour de France rider Pawel Poljanski has revealed a stark image of his legs as he competes in the world’s biggest annual sporting event. The 27-year...

Cycling Safety This Summer

Matthew Claxson | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Sport
Matthew Claxson

The most recent road traffic collision (RTC) figures from April 2017 show that, for several years running, July has been the most dangerous time of year for cyclists, with the summer weather encouraging reluctant cyclists to dust the cobwebs off their bikes and hit the roads.

Our Love Of The Tour De France Shows The UK's Increasing Passion For Pedal Power

Tim Ashton | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Sport
Tim Ashton

The 104th Tour de France kicked off in Düsseldorf this weekend (1 July), and some 200 riders will toil for 3,540km before racing down the Champs-Élysées in Paris on 23 July for the chance of winning the coveted yellow jersey. As a cycling fanatic, I am so excited I'm going to be there.

Laura Kenny Doesn't Want To Be The Greatest 'Female' Olympian, She Wants To Be The Greatest Olympian

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

With four Olympic gold medals under her belt, Laura Kenny is Britain’s most successful female Olympian, but that’s not quite enough for the determ...

A Cycling Accident Shattered My Bones And Olympic Hopes But Now I Really Am Living The Dream

Charlotte Roach | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK
Charlotte Roach

life less ordinary banner Life had never been simpler. I was lying in my hospital bed with only one goal: survive. The level of pain was extreme, I had 12 broken vertebrae, two punctured lungs, multiple broken ribs and a broken collarbone.

Chris Froome Followed Onto Pavement And 'Rammed By Impatient Driver'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK

Three-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome claims he was followed onto the footpath and “rammed” by an “impatient” driver in an incident th...

Girl Learning To Ride A Bike, Gets Totally Upstaged By Her Little Sister

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Parents

Everyone knows that the primary role of a sibling is to try and outdo any of your achievements and ultimately become your parent’s favourite child. ...

1000 Miles For Positive Mental Health

Mike Manaley | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Manaley

So riddle me this, on 16th March 2017 I received a message from my mum, who lives in the U.S. it simply said "Sorry Mike, TJ Shot himself... Just got ...

Jeremy Vine In 'F*ck Your Mum' Road Rage Encounter

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 27.04.2017 | UK

Jeremy Vine has been the victim of yet another road rage encounter. The avid cyclist was nearly knocked off his bike whilst travelling in Kensington, ...

Cycling To Work Could Be The Key To Living Longer

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.06.2017 | 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 08.06.2017 | 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.