Riding Skills

Beginner’s guide to Triathlon

In partnership with Zone 3, Coffee Stop have prepared an essential guide to introduce you to the basics of Triathlon. Here, we dive into why you should give Triathlon a shot, top tips for training and during the event, plus kit recommendations...…

How cycling will get you in shape

The health benefits of cycling read like the promotional blurb for the ultimate wonder drug. Here’s just one little nugget that reveals the power of pedalling: research has shown that cycling to work can cut the risk of heart disease by 46 per cent. And it’s not just heart health, from bone strength, to fat stores, to better posture, cycling can help transform your body. Here’s how it does it.…

Skills and setting an example: The FUNdamentals of getting our little ones riding

Teaching your child to ride a bike when they are little gives a whole host of benefits, both now and in the future. Sometimes our fears as parents hold them back but give them the skills they need to be safe and go out riding with them; and you can make cycling a family hobby where your passion and enthusiasm will rub off on them and you’ll have shape a healthy rider for life. …

Teach your kids to ride with tips from Sir Chris Hoy

The joys and freedom of learning to ride a bike as a child are memories that cyclists will cherish forever. Celebrating the launch of the latest HOY kids' range, and in partnership with British Cycling's Go-Ride programme, Sir Chris Hoy led a session at Herne Hill Velodrome sharing his tips and tricks to encourage more kids to take to the saddle.…

Conquer your first sportive

Completing your first mass bike ride or race may seem a daunting prospect, but it needn’t be with these simple, first-time-friendly tips...…

10 top tips for happy family cycling

Getting out on your bikes as a family is good for your health and a great way to explore new places. But for a successful bike ride – and for encouraging the whole family to look forward to the next outing – it’s worth taking a look at these top 10 tips.…

Everything you wanted to know about road cycling but were afraid to ask

We are bringing you a blog that reveals 12 of the things you might want to know about road cycling but were afraid to ask.…

Learn how to ride a bike (at any age)

Cycling, just like swimming, is a beneficial life skill. But not everybody has the chance to learn how to do it as a child. That shouldn’t mean adults who can’t cycle never will, though — and helpfully, the process involved in learning how to cycle is the same no matter how big or old you are. Matt Lamy offers his advice on how to ride a bike.…

Learning to ride with Clipless Pedals

Becoming a part of the cycling family involves a few important initiations. …

Things to do with your bike – Bikepacking

Bikepacking might be the adventure cycle touring trend of the moment but it’s not actually quite as new a pastime as you might think. Matt Lamy looks at the details behind the buzzword and reveals that bikepacking is an experience that many cyclists can enjoy relatively easily and inexpensively.…