New Year’s Revolution: Your 2019 cycling calendar

This year, we’re not going to give you suggestions for things you can do to improve your life or your cycling performance in 2019. Because to us, the most important thing is that you’re having fun on the bike. Admittedly, your idea of fun may differ from the cyclist pedalling next to you. Some people simply enjoy getting out in the fresh air. For others, fun is the pain of a good hill reps session. And you know what? That’s totally fine. If we were all the same, life would be boring. So rather than a list of New Year’s resolutions, here’s a selection of cycling challenges for 2019 - two for each month of the year...…

How to size kids bikes with Sir Chris Hoy

Making sure you get the right size bike for your kids is as important to their enjoyment of cycling as is getting the right type of bike in the first place. It can be a confusing task though – do you go for a 14” wheel or a 16” wheel? What’s the difference between a balance bike and stabilisers? Kids are as unique as grown-ups in size and shape meaning it’s not even as simple as matching their age to the right size. To help guide you through this daunting process we’ve teamed up with Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy, who’s work with his own Hoy Kids range has made him an expert in kids sizing. …

British Cycling release ‘The Ultimate Guide to Indoor Training’ ebook

As the winter cold starts to bite that bit harder even the toughest cyclists start to turn their minds to...

Five 60-minutes Turbo Trainer Workouts For You

From building and increasing endurance to helping to deal with bursts of effort required when racing, here professional cycling coach Ric Stern of RST Sport offers five different 60-minutes indoor training sessions for your needs.…

5 Bike adventures to ride before you die

Why do you ride your bike? What compels you to jump in the saddle, fuel up and pedal off into the distance? Whether you ride your bike to get to work, enjoy the weekend, shred the trails, or to race or tour, one thing’s for sure: our bikes bring us so much more than fitness. To celebrate the true joy of cycle touring (the highs, the lows, and all the ‘oh WOW’s’ in between) we’ve rounded up a few of the incredible adventures some of our staff have experienced. Which one takes your fancy? …

The Joys (and challenges) of autumn cycling

It’s easy to be a cyclist in the summer. The suns on your back, the roads are dry, the scenery is glowing, and there’s no shortage of willing ride partners. But cycling in autumn? Well that requires a lot more effort, right? Actually, not at all. With a few sensible kit choices and a slightly different outlook, becoming an autumn cyclist is as straightforward as the changing of the seasons. And the rewards for continuing to ride are huge. So let’s see why and how you should keep pedalling this autumn.…

5 simple ways to make your bike feel like new

The success of British cycling in recent years can be attributed to the philosophy of marginal gains, and it’s an idea that can be equally as effective in your own personal cycling. You might have the bike of your dreams and you might have the time to go riding, but the clever rider knows it’s the details that count. Matt Lamy reveals five simple steps that will maximise your bike.…

8 tips for keeping your bike safe

Whether you're taking advantage of the last of the Summer weather being (surprisingly) nice or looking forward to the beautiful colours of Autumn, now is the perfect time to go for a ride. Whether you’re cycling through the busy streets of New York City or the quiet lanes of the British countryside, bike theft is something that troubles all riders. Here are some handy tips for how to lock your bike.…

Bike Lights – complete guide to riding at night

Iron Maiden might have sung about ‘Fear of the Dark’ but they obviously weren’t cyclists because, with the correct kit, there is absolutely nothing to worry about when nighttime approaches. In fact, if you are well lit and have the right lights, nighttime riding can be both more fun and potentially even safer than riding during daylight. Here’s all you need to know to enjoy cycling life when the sun goes down.…

See and be seen: Your Bicycle Light Check List

We reveal all you need to know about bike lights and how you can be sure you can see and be seen while riding at night.…