The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

Bev’s big Breeze adventure

27/04/2018

Breeze Champion Bev Graham is taking on a huge challenge – and she’s spreading the word about HSBC UK Breeze while she does it.

Breeze beyond barriers

Mel Nicholls
15/03/2018

Newly qualified Breeze Champion – and two-time Paralympian – Mel Nicholls describes the journey leading to her first ride, and how it went.

Manon Carpenter: my mum’s inspiring HSBC UK Breeze journey

Manon Carpenter
08/03/2018

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Breeze Ambassador and former downhill mountain bike World Champion Manon Carpenter reflects on her mum’s cycling journey with Breeze. 

My cycling life: Wendy Hartshorne

Wendy Hartshorne
05/03/2018

Riding through tough times: Wendy Hartshorne from Newport in Shropshire shares her cycling story with us following the passing of her beloved partner, Ian. 

My cycling life: Julia Davies

Julia Davies
26/10/2017

Getting into cycling in adulthood can be daunting, but Julia Davies did just that. After suffering from health problems and injuries, Julia turned to her bike when she was told she had to stop running.

7 tips for making your first MTB ride more enjoyable

Matt Rudd
24/10/2017
Getting ready for your first mountain bike ride? Here are seven ways to make it a more enjoyable experience.

Joanna Rowsell Shand joins winners on two Breeze rides in one weekend

Joe McCann
23/10/2017

We asked our HSBC UK Breeze community to tell us why they should win a visit from two-time Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell Shand. Here’s who won, and what happened next. 

HSBC UK Breeze reunites schools friends after 18 years

Lynn Gallagher
20/10/2017

Forming great friendships is part and parcel of riding with HSBC UK Breeze, but for two women from Hull, joining their first HSBC UK Breeze ride was a case of long-lost friends reunited.

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).

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