UK Cycling

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

Ben Atkins | Posted 17.09.2014 | 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 12.09.2014 | 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 10.09.2014 | 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 05.09.2014 | 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 04.09.2014 | 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 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 12.09.2014 | 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.