The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

A picture paints a thousand words...

Lucy Makinson

Horns honking, bubbles blowing and wheels whirling can only mean one thing… HSBC UK City Ride! Lucy Makinson was at our Southampton event this weekend, and shares her favourite pics from the day...

Behind the scenes with Team Breeze

Samantha Neville

Go behind the scenes at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre and get to know more about Team Breeze as the seven young female riders train to compete on both road and track.

Joanna Rowsell Shand joins HSBC UK Breeze

Becki Morris

Becki Morris is delighted that the double Olympic champion has committed to helping get even more women into cycling for fun and fitness.

Sunshine and cycling in Nottingham

Thomas Turner

The second HSBC UK City Ride of the summer took place on Sunday 18 June in a sun-soaked Nottingham. Here are some of Thomas Turner’s highlights from the day.

Everyday heroes, and why we need them

Becki Morris

To mark Women’s Sport Week, Becki Morris, British Cycling’s Women’s Project Manager shares the importance of everyday role models and why we need them now, more than ever.

Ride The Jo Cox Way

Tommy Morrisroe

Hundreds of cyclists from across the UK are set to take part in The Jo Cox Way, as the five-day ride returns for its second year. Register your place to join in.

My cycling life: London to Paris in 24 hours

Robbie George

There are some rides every cyclist has on their bucket list. But could British Cycling’s Education Officer Robbie George make London to Paris in 24 hours? And would there be any cakes left in France by the end of the ride?

Nina’s guide to hill climbing

Nina Jensen

In the fourth part of our sportives series, Nina Jensen shares her top tips for tackling the climbs of the Haydon Hundred.

HSBC UK City Ride kicks off in Birmingham

Lynn Gallagher

On Sunday 11 June the first ever HSBC UK City Ride took place in Birmingham. Lynn Gallagher was one of the thousands of people who dusted off their bikes and enjoyed a day of traffic-free fun. 

Three cycling artists you’ve probably seen but not heard of

Matt Rudd

Matt Rudd looks at how cycling and art have a lot in common, and shares work by some of his favourite cycling artists.