The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

A beginner’s guide to mountain biking

Lynn Gallagher

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

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.

Nina’s guide to hill climbing

Nina Jensen

In the fourth part of our sportives series, Nina Jensen shares her top tips for tackling the climbs of the Haydon Hundred.

Helena’s 70 mile sportive

Helena Bowman

In the third part of our sportives series, we caught up with Helena Bowman as she tackled the Belles of Belvoir 70 miler.

Susan’s top sportive tips

Susan Dowling

After taking on her first sportive at 55, Susan caught the bug and is this Sunday riding the Mersea May event. Here are her top tips.