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 shares her favourite pictures from our Southampton event on Sunday.

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.

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.

What to look out for during the Tour de Yorkshire

Helen Webster

As the Tour de Yorkshire returns, British Cycling’s Helen Webster looks back at where it all began, and what we can expect from this year’s action-packed event.

10 reasons why cycling is better than driving

Callum O'Toole

With more and more people taking up cycling, many are choosing to make shorter journeys by bike rather than by car. Here are ten benefits of swapping four wheels for two.

How to overcome barriers to cycling

Samantha Neville

Overcome the barriers stopping you from getting on your bike, and fall back in love with cycling.