The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

My cycling life: Cath McGurk

Catherine McGurk
14/09/2017

After not being on two wheels for over 30 years, Cath McGurk took her bike out of the shed and joined us for a HSBC UK Breeze ride in Yorkshire. Here’s how she got on…

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).

Nine great mountain biking places

Matt Rudd
24/08/2017

From Glentress to Dartmoor, discover some of the best UK destinations for awesome mountain bike riding.

Top female mountain bikers you should follow on Instagram

Lucy Cranmer
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.

Meet Alex, British Cycling Ride Leader

Alex Hicks
17/08/2017

Alex Hicks trained to be a British Cycling Ride Leader in June 2017, and is looking forward to leading the first ever HSBC UK Guided Rides in Cardiff. 

Five great reasons for an evening bike ride

Tommy Morrisroe
11/08/2017

Make the most of the remaining long evenings – British Cycling’s Tommy Morrisroe gives us five great reasons for choosing to cycle towards sunset.

Five hot tips for cycling in the heat

Lynn Gallagher
03/08/2017

When the sun shines, it’s all too tempting to just grab your bike and go. But check out our top five tips for staying safe in the summer sun. 

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. 

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