UK Cycling

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 Immobilise.com 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.

Labour Has a Better Plan to Fix 'Pothole Britain' and Boost Cycling and Walking

Michael Dugher | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

Another five years of this neglect and falling investment will only make things worse. That's why Labour has set out a new and better plan to help all road users, including motorists, cyclists and bikers.

Cycling: Counterculture on the Cobbles

Will Ross | Posted 20.06.2015 | UK Sport
Will Ross

The cobbled classics have a habit of surfacing some of the more incredible stories in cycling. Cobbles, dirt and an unknown amount of capricious weather systems elevate Belgium and northern France to an ethereal level within the sport during the few weeks that precede the grand tours.

Knit 1 Bike 1 - A Cycling and Yarn Journey Around Scotland

Janet Renouf-Miller | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Janet Renouf-Miller

What on earth inspired me to knit, crochet and cycle my way around Scotland? I have a habit of cycling with my eyes on the verge and on recent rides have found a whole drum kit in a stream, £40 along with a condom and several beer cans (we all know the story there!) and even a pair of sparkly black and gold high heels on a fence.

London to Anywhere on a Bike?

Steve Halsall | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Sport
Steve Halsall

Once a cyclist steps up and becomes more serious about their performance, the questions of what, when and how do I eat and drink arise. Understanding the basic bodily energy functions is essential to then choose the appropriate selections to both sustain and improve performance and recover effectively.

From Niche to Mainstream, What the Cycling Boom Can Offer Advertisers

Duncan Tickell | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK
Duncan Tickell

The idea of an advertising industry cycling competition would have been a laughable notion five years ago. Yet when we put the call out for entrants for the inaugural Adland Cycling Championship we were inundated with entrants from from across the industry keen to swap their Paul Smith suits for lycra and show us who has the fastest lap in media.

For the Love of Cycling

Sir Dave Brailsford | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Sport
Sir Dave Brailsford

When I was growing up, being fanatical about cycling was seen as something of an eccentricity. Now millions have the bug and I think we are a better country for it. Whether track or road, the appreciation of the sport is now at an all-time high, and I am very proud of the role that British Cycling, Sky and Team Sky have played in that. The massive crowds at the Grand Depart last year not only showed off the best of Yorkshire to the world, but were proof that the UK is now a true cycling nation.

Bloodied Teen Cyclist Hit By Car Told 'Sorry, I Can't Stop, It'd Upset My Kids'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.03.2015 | UK

A teenage cyclist hit by a car at rush hour was told by a mother that she couldn't stop to help him because his bloodied face would scare her kids, it...

Roads for the Common Good - Why the Greens Deserve a Voice on Transport

Caroline Russell | Posted 02.05.2015 | UK Politics
Caroline Russell

The way our transport system works, with an apparently acceptable amount of death and injury, has to stop. We need serious investment in change. £10 per head per annum on cycling is a drop in the ocean. We need much more than that if we are to turn the juggernaut around and let our cities and cycling thrive.

See Inside Brompton Bicycle's London Factory

Posted 03.03.2015 | UK

Will Butler-Adams runs one of the UK's great export success stories - the famous folding bike company, Brompton Bicycle. Travelling around the world t...