The Let’s Ride Blog

Updates, ideas and inspiration from the team at British Cycling

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.

How to keep warm when riding in autumn

Tom Millington
18/09/2017

Keeping warm whilst out on a ride is all about planning, preparation and, yes, layers. Get the most out of your autumn riding with these tips and essentials...

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.

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