The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

Reducing the faff of cycling

Joanna Shand
19/09/2017

Ever thought it was just too much faff to ride a bike? Joanna Rowsell Shand shares her thoughts – and offers some practical tips for faff reduction.

Riding the Yorkshire Lass Sportive

Ruth Raven
04/09/2017

She may be a (whisper it!) Lancashire lass, but Ruth Raven recently took on a very Yorkshire challenge. Here’s how she got on – and why she’d love to take you for a bike ride (and a cake).

Top female mountain bikers you should follow on Instagram

Lucy Makinson
24/08/2017

Whether you love to hit the trails or simply looking for a dose of two-wheeled inspiration, check out some of our favourite female mountain bikers who are well worth a follow on Instagram… 

A beginner’s guide to mountain biking

Lynn Gallagher
22/08/2017

Can’t decide what type of riding is for you? If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie and love to embrace the great outdoors, then mountain biking might be for you.

Diane tackles her first fifty miler

Diane Elizabeth Gollop
04/07/2017

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
21/06/2017

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
20/06/2017

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
20/06/2017

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
20/06/2017

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
19/06/2017

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.

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