The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

It’s Never Too Late To Get Back On The Bike!

A surprising amount of women were keen cyclists as children but lost the love somewhere along the way to adulthood.  Jemma Nimick is just one of these women but she has restored her love for the bike, and here she shares her top tips for picking it up again!

Top tips for leaving the car at home!

Sarah Hodgetts
13/02/2019

This year we’re proud to be supporting the Climate Coalition’s #ShowTheLove campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the ways in which all of us can do our bit to help tackle climate change and protect the places, people and sports we love.

Jenny Tough is all the inspiration you need to start Adventure Cycling

Sarah Hodgetts
25/01/2019

After concocting a “crazy idea” of cycling 2500km from Calgary to the Yukon  – over the Rocky mountains - a passion for adventure cycling was born!

Need some inspiration? Meet some #OneinaMillion riders

Sarah Hodgetts
25/01/2019

For some women, getting out on the bike is more than just a hobby, it's an opportunity to confront challenges.

Tips and tricks: Advice for getting started

Sarah Hodgetts
25/01/2019

Getting into cycling introduces you to a whole new world of friends, fitness and freedom – but it can also throw up a few challenges along the way. Hear from the women who have already conquered these common issues and start revolutionising your riding.

The joys of traffic-free cycling

Sarah Hodgetts
22/01/2019

Cycling doesn’t just take place on the road; there are loads of places you can get out for a spin to build fitness, gain confidence and have fun.

Seven cycling myths: Busted

Sarah Hodgetts
22/01/2019

According to statistics, men make almost three times as many rides than women – and travel four times further!

This isn’t right, and we are doing all we can to close this gender gap.

Is this the Winter Cycling you've been missing?

This time of year represents the best that outdoor riding has to offer, in the form of cyclo-cross. 


What could you get out of setting yourself a Cycling Challenge this year?

HSBC UK Breeze – British Cycling’s programme to get more women out cycling - has become a very big part of my life over the last few years.



Katie Butler's Top Tips for taking up Cycling

I was on a year traveling Australia in 2014 when I bought my very first road bike. At the time I was also around 30kg heavier than I am today. But as soon as I got on that bike I loved it. 

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