The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

Top tips for staying fighting fit

Tom Millington
07/02/2018

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.

How to use a Cycle Routes GPX file

Matt Rudd
31/01/2018

Find out how using a GPX cycle route file could help you plan your next cycling adventure!

Top tips for riding in winter

Joe McCann
07/12/2017

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...

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. 

Join a group bike ride, make friends and get fitter

Thomas Turner
22/10/2017

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

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.

Top tips for riding in the dark

Joe McCann
18/09/2017

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.

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