The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

5 reasons for cycling in the evening

Tommy Morrisroe

Make the most of the remaining long evenings - British Cycling’s Tommy Morrisroe gives 5 great reasons for choosing to cycle towards sunset.

Five hot tips for cycling in the heat

Lynn Gallagher

When the sun shines, it’s all too tempting to just grab your bike and go. But check out our top five tips for staying safe in the summer sun. 

Great rides for kids over the summer holidays

Thomas Turner

We’ve pulled together eight great HSBC UK Guided Rides taking place in August which are suitable for kids – and won’t cost you a penny. 

Diane tackles her first fifty miler

Diane Elizabeth Gollop

In the sixth instalment of our sportives series we hear from Diane Gollop, who last week took part in the White Rose Classic sportive with her daughter Liz. 

Joanna Rowsell Shand – becoming a Breeze Champion

Joanna Shand

From Olympic Champion to Breeze Champion, Joanna Rowsell Shand shares her experience of becoming a qualified ride leader with HSBC UK Breeze. 

Jacinta’s crash course in riding clipless

Jacinta Jolly

In the fifth part of our sportive series, Jacinta Jolly takes the plunge and tries riding clipless in preparation for the Tour d’Arts Alive sportive.

Behind the scenes with Team Breeze

Samantha Neville

Come behind the scenes at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre and get to know Team Breeze as the young female riders train to compete on 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.

Everyday heroes, and why we need them

Becki Morris

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.

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?