UK Cycling

Tour de Terry

Jane Ashcroft | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Jane Ashcroft

When people discuss retirement, there are so many images that come to mind. It's a unique experience, as different as each person. There is no rigid rule book about what makes an enjoyable retirement and I think this is one of the most exciting things about it. The number of people aged 65 and older has increased by 16% in just 10 years which means there are nearly one million more people taking on new adventures.

Let's Make Sure the Wheels Don't Fall Off London's Cycling Revolution

Caroline Russell | Posted 05.04.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

If you're worried about the future of cycling in London, come and talk to me in Camberwell Green from 5.15-5.45 this afternoon, at the Walthamstow Mini Holland from 9-10am on Thursday morning, at the unfinished superhighway in Hounslow at 6pm next Tuesday evening and the Olympic Park in Stratford from 8-9am next Friday.

Don't Be Taken for a Ride by the New Living Wage: Big Firms are Denying it to Cycle Couriers

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK
Cathal Sheerin

The 1st April sees an increase in the minimum wage, rebranded as the National Living Wage, to £7.20 for those over 25 years of age. But one group of workers - cycle couriers - will be denied this modest boost to their income.

Cyclist Leaps Up After Being Knocked Down By Car, Smashes Its Back Window

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 24.03.2016 | UK

A shocking video has emerged showing the moment that a car 'deliberately mows down a cyclist'. The clip shows a black Volkswagen Golf normally driving...

Yorkshire Just Gave Two Fingers To The Women's Sport Pay Row

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK

Organisers of the Tour de Yorkshire are challenging the gender pay gap by offering the most lucrative prize to women at this years event. The prize m...

Moving Legs, Money and Minds

Harriet Symes | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK
Harriet Symes

In October I was moved enough by this feeling to go and learn more and offer what I could in terms of help in the Calais refugee camp. Although I learnt a huge amount about the conditions of the camp and individual's traumas, I felt bewildered and lost and spent most of the 10 days that I was there, feeling like I was merely witnessing the situation rather than doing anything much to make it better.

It Is Time to Engage With George Galloway's Policy Proposals

David Lindsay | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

The bookmakers have George Galloway in third place for the position of Mayor of London, which is determined by the Supplementary Vote. Neither Sadiq Khan nor Zac Goldsmith stands any realistic chance of winning outright on first preferences. They, and all other Mayoral candidates who want to win, need to start engaging with Galloway's policy proposals.

The Future of Cycling in London

Ken Shuttleworth | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK
Ken Shuttleworth

Whether we're discussing how to make our roads safer or the environmental benefits of getting more people to commute by bike, cycling is a topic that many of us feel passionately about. Cycling is an integral and increasingly important part of London's transport network, but there is still a long way to go before it becomes as inclusive, safe and widely enjoyed here as it is in the likes of Copenhagen and Amsterdam.

In Defence of London

Laura Maisey | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

London is a reflection on our own willingness to embrace opportunity. If we can see other alternatives but dismiss them then continue to moan about the choices we have made, then London is not the problem. We are.

Why London's Next Mayor Must 'Go Dutch' on Cycling

Adam Stones | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK
Adam Stones

For a nation known for their wooden shoes, it's a wonder the Dutch have also come to lead the world in getting about on two wheels. But in any city centre in Holland, it's not the industrial sound of the engine and horn that dominates but the pleasing mechanical rhythm of bike wheels turning.

Cyclist's Film Backfires After Public Side With 'F***ing Idiot' Motorist

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

A cyclist has been heavily criticised online after video emerged of him aggressively confronting a female motorist who he accused of turning too close...

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. ...