UK Cycling

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

Clara Cullen | Posted 24.09.2014 | 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 24.09.2014 | 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 24.09.2014 | 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 23.09.2014 | 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 22.09.2014 | 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 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 28.09.2014 | 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 29.09.2014 | 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 22.09.2014 | 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.