UK Cycling

Two Nutters on a Bike

Ben Goldstein | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Ben Goldstein

Our initial summer holiday plan was to barge up the Norfolk Broads, but our middle-aged travel aspirations were not matched by a middle-aged disposable income. So we decided to do the next most obvious option: we would hire bikes, and hunt down locally produced British cheese.

Safe to Get Back in the Saddle?

Christine Morgan | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Christine Morgan

If you're a man who fancies himself as the next Sir Chris Hoy - but you don't want to lose any of your prowess in the bedroom - there's good news. A study of more than 5,000 cyclists in the UK has debunked the popular myth that cycling causes male impotence, suggesting that it may not increase your risk of having erection problems (or erectile dysfunction, ED) after all.

Armstrong Admits He Would Still Be Lying If His Cheating Wasn't Exposed

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Sport

Lance Armstrong has admitted he would still be lying about his doping past if he wasn't so spectacularly exposed two years ago. Armstrong is servin...

Hurricane Bertha Can't Dampen Our Nation's Love For Cycling

Chris Newton | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Sport
Chris Newton

Riders like Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome have become household names now; there wasn't anything near the level of interest when I was starting out. I certainly couldn't imagine so many amateur cyclists taking over London for the day!

In Praise of a Slow Ride

Robert Hutchinson | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Robert Hutchinson

The bikes are normally blue but this summer there's a limited number of yellow bikes to celebrate the Tour de France coming through London and as I arrived at the bicycle stand there was a special yellow bike among the blue bikes. I felt like Charlie finding the golden ticket in a chocolate bar and took it as a good sign.

This Is Why You Should Always Look Out For Cyclists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech

Horrifying footage of a cyclist's collision with a car as it pulls into his path has been posted online. The video - simply entitled 'WTF.' - shows...

This Is The First Person To Cycle The Length Of The Alps - All 1,653Km Of It

The Huffington Post UK | Anna Berrill | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Even thinking about cycling the UK coast to coast - all 140 miles of it - is enough to make us have a lie down. Now imagine doing that 10 times o...

Prodding the Sleeping Giant- Keeping the Rise of Cycling Rolling

Alec James | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport
Alec James

The public's incredible reaction to the Tour de France which finished on Sunday may have surprised some, but its legacy through quality cycling provision in Britain must be a surprise to no-one.

Time for La Tour?

Tom Mellor | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Sport
Tom Mellor

The women's Tour has been beset by problems since its creation in 1984. Whilst initially set up to run alongside the men's event as "La Grande Boucle Féminine", financial problems and interruptions ultimately led to its demise in 2009.

Commonwealth Games Cyclist Rapped Over Knuckles After Gaza 'Protest'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Sport

A Malaysian cyclist who competed in gloves bearing the motif 'Save Gaza' at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome won't be kicked out of the Commonwealth Games ...

Cyclist's Last Words Caught On Camera Before 'Miracle' Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Tech

Nothing quite captures the mundane horror of a sudden bicycle crash like a head-cam video. Fact is, if a car does decide to take you out one day while...

Sri Lankan Cyclists Take A Trip - On The Motorway

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

Four members of Sri Lanka's Commonwealth Games team sparked a police response after going for a ride down one of Scotland's busiest stretches of motor...

The Tour de France: Sporting Event Meets Branding Masterclass

Jack R. Miles | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport
Jack R. Miles

The Tour de France revels in its own history... split into several clear stories - the story of who will win a stage and the races for the yellow, green, polka dot and white jerseys, all split into 21 stages (or indeed, chapters)... the Tour de France is the only major sporting event that demonstrates such complete cohesion between event and brand.

10 Of The Best Athletes In Commonwealth Games History

The Huffington Post UK | Zac Forman | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

The Commonwealth Games may not have the stature of the Olympics or World Championships but if you're competing against the likes of Usain Bolt in Glas...

Cycling and Camping Do Work!

Steph Mann | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steph Mann

Summer. The time to be outside as much as you can, because lets face it, winter makes us stay in. So don't waste your days wondering what you could be doing, when you can just go out and do it.

Legacy Is About More Than Medals

Abdullah Mahmood | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport
Abdullah Mahmood

There is no guarantee that basketball would have become the next British Cycling even with funding but you can't just assume that the only value of a sport is to bring success at an international level. There's so much more to it than that.

Tour De France Riders Pay Respects To Malaysian Airline Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2014 | UK Sport

The Tour de France delayed the start of today's stage to hold a minute's silence in memory of those killed on the Malaysian Airlines plane that crashe...

Why Being Authentic Is the Best Lesson I've Ever Learnt

Stephen Hull | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Hull

Ever since I was a schoolboy on work experience at my local newspaper, the Basingstoke Gazette, I'd dreamed of being a journalist and editor of a national newspaper. The world has changed a lot since those days and newspapers aren't what they once were. But one thing that has remained constant; being a great leader is one of the most valuable things any boss can be to his or her staff. So when I saw Dave Brailsford after the London leg of Le Tour I made sure I grabbed him for some advice. 'What makes a good leader?' I asked. After taking a moment to congratulate me on my promotion he paused, looked at me and said: 'Be authentic'. It was that simple.

Shellac While You Cycle, Ma'am?

Alice Hart-Davis | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Hart-Davis

Back in the days when Londoners started to look more presentable - a dozen years ago, maybe? - I used to loved writing stories on high-speed grooming that involved, say, having a blow-dry, a manicure and a pedicure all at the same time and within half an hour. It was a bit like going through a beauty-car-wash, but heck, it was effective, swift and looks-enhancing.

Froome Crashes Out Of Tour De France

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport

Chris Froome's Tour de France title defence is over after the Team Sky leader abandoned the race on the cobbled fifth stage following three crashes in...

The Tour de France in Britain: Meeting the Champions

Alex Ratcliffe | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Alex Ratcliffe

Meeting the champions was a thrill for child and adult alike throughout England this week, and led to television commentators declaring that "the spirit that made the Olympics such a success two years ago is still very much alive today in Britain"...

Le Tour Descends on Harrogate

James Willstrop | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

Sorry to burst the bubble a little, but Le Tour is a damp squib from a spectator's view... For the first time in our lives we had come to a sporting event, seen nothing but sunburnt backs and hotdog stalls, and left not knowing the result... And, we forget to ask as Nicole Cooke perceptively did last week, where are the women?

Let the Tour Legacy Begin

Adam Stones | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Sport
Adam Stones

I spent the three days 'tour chasing' and I am confident that this triumphant spectacle can leave a lasting legacy if we let it... until now the next generation of cyclists has been "let down" by a lack of safe roads... now we just need to see the representative Government investment to ensure this passion has a deep and lasting impact.

You'll Never Guess How Many Calories Cyclists Burn During The Tour De France

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Those cyclists competing in the 2014 Tour de France sure are impressive. Over the three weeks of the famous competition, cyclists will ride 2,277 ...

Ladies, Here's How To Ride A Bike Wearing A Skirt

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Trying to cycle while wearing a skirt is like trying to run in high heels - nigh on impossible. But unless you're a lycra-clad super cyclist, us wo...