Ride The Jo Cox Way

Hundreds of cyclists from across the UK are set to take part in The Jo Cox Way, as the five-day, 258-mile ride returns for its second year. The ride starts on Wednesday 26 July, in memory of Jo Cox MP, and will celebrate community projects and raise funds for charities she supported. Last year 300 […]

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Susan’s top sportive tips

After taking on her first sportive at 55, Susan (left) caught the bug and is this Sunday riding the Mersea May event. Here are her top tips. As a teenager I was always off out exploring on my bike, but after moving to London in 1978 I rarely cycled at all. Nobody really cycled in […]

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Helena’s 70 mile sportive

In the third part of our sportives series, we caught up with Helena Bowman as she tackled the Belles of Belvoir 70 miler.     My name is Helena and I’ve been a Breeze Champion in Warwickshire since 2013. While the 70 mile distance may at first seem off-putting, I’ve cycled quite a few 70, […]

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Six things to look out for during the Women’s Tour

The OVO Energy Women’s Tour returns for a third year today, kicking off in the dainty market town of Daventry. Whether you’re watching at home or out on the road, here are seven things to look out for. It’s the Women’s Tour’s London debut This year’s Women’s Tour will conclude with a showpiece finale in London. […]

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Nina’s guide to hill climbing

In the fourth part of our Breeze Sportives series, Nina Jensen shares her top tips for tackling the climbs of the Haydon Hundred.     Hill climbs can be tough, but it’s a great achievement when you reach the top and take a moment or two to admire the view – lungs and legs both […]

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Everyday heroes, and why we need them

  To mark the start of Women’s Sport Week, Becki Morris, British Cycling’s Women’s Project Manager shares the importance of everyday role models and why we need them now, more than ever.     When my parents gave me the middle name Emmeline there was no chance of me not learning about my namesake Emmeline […]

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Breeze Champion Sara leads the way

Breeze Champion Sara Braidwood is leading her 300th Breeze ride this weekend in Merseyside. We caught up with her ahead of reaching the milestone to talk about her experiences with Breeze.  I first got into cycling in April 2013. I work for the NHS and they asked staff to change the way they commuted to […]

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My cycling life: Laura completes her Breeze Champion training

In her latest blog, Laura reflects on her day training to join the ranks of inspirational Breeze Champions.​ It’​s one thing to be a bit nervous about my ride leader training –​ all the helpful information I’​d received beforehand about the structure of the day, and what to expect, had helped assuage those fears. But […]

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My cycling life: Hayley Squires

A chance meeting with a colleague inspired 32-year-old Hayley Squires from Sheffield to start cycling in a bid to boost her fitness. Now she’s conquering hill climbs and completing century (100 mile) rides. One day at work I was chatting to a new colleague and amidst the small talk he told me of his love […]

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Volunteers’ Week: meet award-winning Ride Leader Junaid

This week marks the start of Volunteers’ Week 2017, an annual celebration of the contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. Did you know that over 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year? Here at British Cycling, there are currently more than 25,000 people registered in official volunteering […]

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Volunteers’ Week: my award-winning journey

To mark Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1–7 June, Helen Fish blogs about her volunteer role as a Breeze Champion in St Albans, which has rewarded her in more ways than one.   My journey as a Breeze Champion began when an email arrived in my inbox a couple of years ago asking me to […]

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Behind the scenes: #ShareYourRide

  British Cycling’s Andy Hawkyard takes us behind the scenes of our latest #ShareYourRide campaign, designed to celebrate the variety of Ride Social rides created by people across the UK. Last month, a small group of Ride Social adventurers joined me and a few colleagues from British Cycling on a photoshoot to showcase Ride Social – the […]

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