UK Cycling

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 | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

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 24.06.2015 | UK

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

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.

Angry Butcher Who Called Cyclist A 'C***' In Video Apologises For His Actions

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 02.06.2015 | UK
Read More: London, Cycling, UK News

The driver who repeatedly called a cyclist a "c***" in a three-minute road rage video has apologised for his actions. Jason Wells, owner of a chai...

World Naked Bike Ride Event Disrupted After A Man Became... Ahem... Overexcited

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK
Read More: Cycling, Nudity, UK News

A naked cycling event in Kent was disrupted by a rider who was said to be "overexcited and aroused." Police were forced to intervene after the orga...

This Is Why Cyclists Should Never Jump A Red Light

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK

UPDATE: It has since come to light that the cyclist's brake cable had snapped. More details from the Manchester Evening News here... A valuable les...

Toddler Dragged 12 Feet In Shocking Hit And Run Cyclist Footage

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

A 3-year-old girl was dragged 12 feet along a pavement by a cyclist who failed to stop, right in front of her horrified mother. Lucie Wilding was w...

Londoners - Protect Yourselves Against Bike Thieves

Richard Cantle | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK
Richard Cantle

As soon as you have purchased a new bike, record the frame number, bike details and take photos - especially of unique parts/features - the police will ask for this if you are a victim of cycle theft. There are a number of police approved and monitored registers, such as who also offer bike tagging technology.

Cycling in London - Protection and Responsibility

Ivan Massow | Posted 14.05.2015 | UK Politics
Ivan Massow

British society still seems to place tangible symbols of wealth and power on a pedestal, and I think many see cyclists and view them as lesser forms of transport. Where, in fact, London should attach status to people who walk and cycle above all other forms of transport.

Cycling Fan Joins Giro D'Italia On His Bike, Instantly Causes Massive Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Sport

The Giro D'Italia is arguably the second biggest event in cycling, so you'd expect them to have some decent security, but one enthusiastic spectator s...

Why I've Never Let the Things I Can't Change Spoil My Life

Stephen Hull | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Hull

Last year I was training for the London Triathlon and as a result had been spending loads of time swimming, running and cycling. Then the heart pains started. I didn't even think that asthma may have been the culprit.