Life is better by bike

For so many people – even those who don’t class themselves as cyclists – the bike has played an important part in some of their fondest youthful adventures. But even as an adult, your bike can help you reconnect with some of the pure joys of childhood, as well as improve your quality of life and act as the catalyst for the wonderful memories of tomorrow. Here’s how……

Exclusive Interview with Tracy Moseley

As a two-time Downhill World Cup winner (and three-time Enduro World Champion), Tracy Moseley is one of Britain’s top female...

Top 5 sportive bike upgrades

Whether you're a seasoned sportive rider, you're aiming at your first century, or you've just signed up for your first sportive and are wondering what you've let yourself in for, there are a few easy upgrades you can make to your bike that will allow you to get the most out of your ride. We pick out our top five upgrades that will give you the most bang for your buck.…

Tour de Yorkshire Pro Bikes

Back for its fifth year the Tour de Yorkshire has become much more than just a practice run for the 2014 Tour de France’s opening stages. Now a fully-fledged UCI sanctioned HC category stage race (cycling’s governing body’s highest classification of stage race, the same as the Grand Tours), it attracts the biggest racers and teams in the world. Racers will battle it out over four gruelling stages in the men’s race, taking in the finest roads and most punishing climbs Yorkshire can throw at them. 2019 will also see the women’s race take place over two stages for the first time. Tour de Yorkshire’s organisers have also made sure to keep women’s racing in the spotlight by scheduling the racing for Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th of May to ensure great crowds for all races.…

Complete guide to the Tour de Yorkshire

One of the highlights of the British cycling year is fast approaching with the fifth running of the Tour de Yorkshire. Famous for fantastic scenery, passionate crowds and some of the world’s best pro riders, it’s our very own festival of competitive pedal power. We look forward to what the event promises when it starts on Thursday May 2nd.…

A prescription to ride

Cyclists anecdotally know that their bike doesn’t just help them stay fit and healthy physically, but also mentally, and there is now a stack of scientific evidence which backs up this belief. These studies are finding that spending time on our bike not only gives us a massive boost to our general mental wellbeing but that, for some mental health issues, going out and turning our pedals can sometimes be as effective as a pill or psychological therapies. …

Cycling Clothing Trends 2019

What can we expect from cycle clothing in 2019? What are the latest innovations and technologies clothing brands are using to hopefully make our riding experience better than ever before? After the bike, what you choose to wear when cycling can have the biggest impact on the enjoyment of a ride. Every year sees advancements in clothing technology and the ways brands produce the clothing we use. So let’s take a look at the trends we can expect to see from the key clothing brands for 2019. …

2019 Bike trends – what does the future hold for cycling?

So what can we expect to see more of going through into 2019 and beyond? We’ve been polishing the crystal ball to identify the hottest trends and what we expect to see more of throughout the year. …

How to fix a puncture

Punctures are a pain, but they’re part of cycling, and very easy to fix with a little practice. Here’s how:…

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...…