The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

Why we’re supporting this year’s Clean Air Day

14/06/2019

This year British Cycling is proud to be supporting Global Action Plan’s Clean Air Day, which takes place on Thursday 20 June.

Managing a healthy cycling habit

17/05/2019

Chris, a 35-year-old analyst living in Meriden in the West Midlands, has struggled with mental health issues for most of his life - admitting that he was “in denial for a long time”. He didn’t seek help until his early twenties after a break up, but even then, early diagnoses of obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety – which developed into an eating disorder – missed the mark. To him, a more recent diagnosis of autism “makes more sense”.

500 Not Out for 'inspirational Yorkshire volunteer Val

Barmby Moor cyclist Val French has been described as ‘inspirational’, ‘passionate’ and ‘exceptional’ after leading her 500th HSBC UK Breeze ride for women

Spring Bingo!

With Spring on our doorstep and the Easter holidays around the corner, are you looking for exciting ways to keep the family active? We have just the thing...

Making Cycling Better for Women

18/03/2019

In 2013, 525,000 women were cycling regularly in the UK.

Going on a bike ride? Our best tips before you set off

Sarah Lewis
14/03/2019

A guide on how to check your bike and what to take with you. All that’s left is for you to pedal!

How coaching helped me find my fearless

Sarah Lewis
14/03/2019

Coaching is a brilliant motivator that will help you go further than you thought possible.

A simple guide to getting into women's racing

25/02/2019

Ever thought about getting into Women’s racing but been too nervous about starting out? I wrote this to show you that if I can enter a race and take part, then anyone can!

Discover the best places to ride with our safe cycle routes

Sarah Hodgetts
22/02/2019

You’ve got your bike and are ready to ride, but might need a bit of help finding cycling routes. Together with local experts we have put together some of the safest cycling routes around so that you can focus on enjoying them.


It’s never too late to get back on the bike

A surprising amount of women were keen cyclists as children but lost the love somewhere along the way to adulthood.  Jemma Nimick is just one of these women but she has restored her love for the bike, and here she shares her top tips for picking it up again!

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