HSBC UK City Ride kicks off in Birmingham

  After months of meticulous planning and promotion, the inaugural HSBC UK City Ride rolled into Birmingham this weekend. Thousands of people joined us in Victoria Square where the traffic-free ride got underway. Local cyclists of all ages lined up next to their Olympic heroes Sir Chris Hoy and Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE as the […]

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How to overcome barriers to cycling

A mental health problem (or a course of medication) can make you feel tired, disrupt your sleep and drain your energy levels, making it even harder to get up and go. These top tips from Mind will help you overcome barriers and get cycling which has so many wellbeing benefits. “I’ve gained so much confidence and […]

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10 reasons why cycling is better than driving

There’s something about the early part of the year that seems to conspire against me. No sooner have I accepted the fact that I’m never going to use that expensive gym membership I signed up to at New Year, than along comes Lent to deprive me of the fun stuff and make me feel guilty […]

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What to look out for during the Tour de Yorkshire

As the Tour de Yorkshire returns, British Cycling’s Helen Webster (a proud Yorkshirewoman herself) looks back at where it all began, and what we can expect from this year’s action-packed event. The 2014 Grand Depart of the Tour de France had one low* and too many highs to know where to begin. Wherever the iconic […]

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