The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

The five most popular cycling holiday destinations for keen cyclists

Jonathan Butt

Famous climbs, iconic views and the chance to follow in the path of Tour legends; here are five of the most popular destinations for experienced riders.

Teach your little ones to ride a bike

Helen Skelton

Make the learn to ride journey work for you, with quick and easy games that will fit into family time.

Top tips for staying fighting fit

Tom Millington

Don’t let the fear of a cold stop you making the most of those crisp winter morning rides this winter. Stay healthy and avoid a cold – without having to avoid your bike.

Top tips for riding in winter

Joe McCann

The arrival of winter shouldn’t stop you cycling if you’re prepared for the weather and riding conditions. Here are our top five tips...

Join a group bike ride, make friends and get fitter

Thomas Turner

Findings of a new survey suggest group bike rides could be perfect for solving the problem of making friends and sticking at exercise. 

Top tips for riding in the dark

Joe McCann

The clocks might be going back but that’s no reason not to keep cycling. Here are our tips to ensure you’re well prepared for riding in the dark.

How to keep warm when riding in autumn

Tom Millington

Keeping warm whilst out on a ride is all about planning, preparation and, yes, layers. Get the most out of your autumn riding with these tips and essentials...

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. 

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.

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.