Riding Skills

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.…

Cycling in Snow

Depending on where you are living in the UK, snow, you know, the white cold stuff that falls from dull grey winter skies, might be a regular thing, or it might be a genuine meteorological rarity. Sooner or later though, it will snow and when it does, it will pay to be ready. Either for the commute, or leisure, it’s worth knowing how to make the most of the fleeting white-out cycling moments.…

Traction means action – how to make your mountain bike move in mud this winter

For a mountain biker, the winter is a hard task master: trying to figure out what it’s going to do to your grip and traction is a never-ending game of knowledge, intuition, and guesswork. Rain, frost, mud all make the going underwheel a lottery. So do your best to have the winning numbers on your next trail ride……

Good Vs Bad Cornering Technique: VERSUS with Sir Chris Hoy

It’s all very well being able to pedal fast in a straight line but precious few roads in Britain stay straight for long. One of the most important skills for both competitive and leisure riders is knowing how to take corners safely. Sir Chris Hoy — who spent his entire racing career turning left — explains the differences between good and bad cornering technique.…