UK Cycling

A Cycling Revolution

Rae Mullins | Posted 16.12.2014 | 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 11.12.2014 | 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 03.12.2014 | 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 30.10.2014 | 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 29.10.2014 | 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.

Women In Cycling - Going Beyond "Shrink It and Pink It"

Fuchsia Watson | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Sport
Fuchsia Watson

Don't get me wrong there are some brilliant female role models in cycling, great resources available to female cyclists, inspiring blogs, wonderful fashionable and practical items specifically for women, but you often have to search for them and it can feel like an overwhelming amount of information. All this can be intimidating for someone wanting to take up cycling for the first time.

Seven Quirky Ways to Travel the UK Without Breaking the Bank

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 20.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

If you fancy exploring the British Isles there are plenty of ways you can do it without having to spend the budget of a small army. The most conventional would be to stay in hotels or bed and breakfasts, but that's a bit dull really, isn't it?

Why This Incredible Woman Climbed The 8 Highest Alpine Mountains

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

In the last five years, Sophie Radcliffe has cycled from London to Paris in 24 hours, completed the Three Peak Cycle Challenge and participated in Iro...

This Is Not Your Average Bike Ride

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech

A cyclist has created one of the most audacious acts of GPS art ever, after cycling 300km in a single day to draw a giant bicycle across the New Fores...

Invest in Cycling; Invest in Education, Health and Prosperity

Adam Stones | Posted 05.12.2014 | UK
Adam Stones

With seven months until the general election, the issue of cycling seems to be one of the most obvious 'off the peg' crowd pleasers, as well an astute spend of finite finances

Cyclist Does What Every Self-Respecting Cyclist Should Do

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Remember the woman who mapped in her runs in the shapes of giant penises? Well this isn't quite as rude but is nonetheless impressive. David...

Women, Cycling and Fashion: The Rise of House of Astbury

Clara Cullen | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clara Cullen

It had something to do with the right people at the right time. In a house in South-East London, by the way of a perfect storm of creativity and righteousness, House of Astbury was born. A clothing company that creates women's reflective cycling wear, House of Astbury makes clothing that is both fashionable and subversive.

Women, Cycling and Fashion: The Rise of House of Astbury

Clara Cullen | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clara Cullen

It had something to do with the right people at the right time. In a house in South-East London, by the way of a perfect storm of creativity and righteousness, House of Astbury was born. A clothing company that creates women's reflective cycling wear, House of Astbury makes clothing that is both fashionable and subversive.

Introducing 'The Toughest Mountain Bike Race on Earth'...

Alfie Pearce-Higgins | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alfie Pearce-Higgins

1,000km can seem like a long way in a car let alone on a bicycle. Add that it is unsupported, off-road mountain biking in temperatures as high as 40C and we're talking about a serious endurance challenge.

'A Cyclist and His Desperate Housewife' The Movie

Chris Ward | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Ward

My latest attempt to see if that continues to be true was to try and cycle up the very famous, tough and unforgiving, Mount Ventoux at the bottom of the Alps, six times in one single day. I would be only the 13th, and oldest, Britain to achieve it. 2886 metres of climbing in one day.

Bike Porn Strikes a Lucky 13

Steve Halsall | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Halsall

The first thing that impresses is the attention to detail. Not a bike in sight and Halford's clearly mean business. A slick presentation by chief designer Justin Stevenson sets the mood.

Colombian Women's Cycling and How the Sport's Governing Body Helped a Twitterstorm Go Mainstream

Ben Atkins | Posted 16.11.2014 | UK Sport
Ben Atkins

That's right, the governing body of an Olympic sport and its president is hanging six athletes out to dry in a media hurricane, along with their team and their national federation, over a badly lit picture that appeared on Twitter.

'Camel Toe' Comments Completely Overshadow Achievements Of Colombian Women's Cycling Team

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The Colombian Women's Cycling team have found themselves the centre of ridicule media attention today, after an unfortunate kit design - featuring a n...

How (Not) to Park a Bicycle...

Liz Fraser | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

It was said once, by someone who knows about these things, that the best designs excel in both form and function. A product needs to both look beautiful, and work well. And be easy to use.

What Legacy Means to Me

David Stone | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK Sport
David Stone

The glistening eyes and the humming noise of London hasn't disappeared. Pulling out the gold medal, often from my grubby pocket - I see children's and adult's eyes light up. It takes them back to London 2012; a period in time where perceptions of disability changed for the better. People saw what can be done, rather than can't.

Cycling to Work - Just Give It a Try!

Dame Sarah Storey | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Sport
Dame Sarah Storey

Many people say every day is a cycle to work day, so use Cyclescheme to help get yourself up and running and start tomorrow! Once you get your two wheels you won't want to go back.

Gaucher & Parkinson, Take A Hike!

Elaine Benton | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

Growing up with Gaucher disease, I wasn't allowed to participate in sports at school and often felt left out, but knew my bones were weak and fragile. I frequently had bouts of unexplained chronic bone pain, so didn't need much convincing to steer clear of the sports hall and the highly spirited netball team.

How Cycling To Work Literally Makes You Happier

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Despite the fact that summer is nearly over *sob* we're feeling rather buoyant in the office. The reason? It's Cycle to Work Day! If you haven't h...

Two Nutters on a Bike

Ben Goldstein | Posted 26.10.2014 | 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.