12 January 2017 - 11:29am
A guide to child trailers
Bike trailers for cycling with children can be one of the most useful cycling accessories available. Cycle trailers offer a huge amount of extra carrying capacity, both as a comfortable place to put children while you pedal them around and as a way to transport impressive amounts of less precious cargo, too. Cycling journalist Matt Lamy explains all.
6 January 2017 - 5:46pm
Continental Top Contact Winter Tyre review
The Continental Top Contact Winter tyre is a foldable tyre with a micro-grip for when it gets cold and slippy. Cycling UK's Ian Taylor has been testing it for a few months to see how it performs as an alternative to studded tyres on a touring bike.
22 November 2016 - 1:25pm
What cycle clothing to wear when it's cold
Don't get cold when you are riding this winter. Cycling journalist and Cycling UK member Matt Lamy explains how to layer up and how to choose the right winter cycle clothing.
16 November 2016 - 5:40pm
How to help drivers see you when you are cycling
At this time of year, many websites and magazine articles are full of advice about how to be seen while cycling. They mostly discuss hi-viz, reflective clothing, and lights, but very rarely do they mention road positioning. Cycling UK's cycle instructor Julie Rand explains how where you cycle on the road helps drivers to see you.
29 September 2016 - 10:43am
How to pack a bike ready for shipping in 10 steps
Sending a bike by courier means you don't have to travel with your bike, but how do you ship a bike safely without it getting damaged on the way? This simple guide from Parcel Hero details how to do it, including the materials you need and the best techniques for dismantling your bike.
27 September 2016 - 2:12pm
Review: women's cycling short sleeved jerseys
Over summer and into autumn, Cycling UK has been busy testing women's cycling jerseys. We've deliberately sought out jerseys in the mid-price range, with the ultimate goal of finding quality and affordable prices. Below are our three favourites from Cycling UK's Project Manager Cycling Development, Hannah Chivers.
24 July 2016 - 9:09pm
Josie Dew's guide to cycle touring with children
The summer holidays are here so Josie Dew is off on another cycling adventure with her three young children. In this guide to cycling holidays with kids Cycling UK's Vice President shares her advice, tips and the cycling equipment she chooses when she cycles with her children.
21 June 2016 - 3:37pm
Bike review: the Pilgrim Northdown tourer
A customisable touring bike at a reasonable price from touring specialist Pilgrim Cycles. Julie Rand used the bike to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats.
16 December 2015 - 3:58pm
How to cycle in a group
Do you ride with a group? Or would you like to? Cycling UK's guide to group etiquette will show you how to get the most out of the experience.
13 December 2015 - 6:22pm
Gift ideas for cyclists - touring luxuries
One person’s luxury is another’s essential – it’s the beauty of humanity and touring. We asked members of the CTC forum to provide a little inspiration and had the office’s most distinguished tourers Julie Rand and Ian Taylor to pick their favourites.
11 August 2015 - 10:18am
Cycling in South Holland
CTC member Nigel Bell’s wife and son hadn’t been on a cycle tour before, so they went where the bicycle is king: the
intensively cycle-networked Netherlands
27 March 2015 - 12:26pm
Cycling routes in Berwick
Exploring England and Scotland by bicycle in a day couldn't be easier, as Tony Houghton CTC member and founder of CTC group Berwick Cyclists explains in his new booklet 'Five Cycle Rides from Berwick upon Tweed'.
19 June 2013 - 2:16pm
The Henley-on-Thames 'Short Cycle' Route
A short scenic route from Henley-on-Thames, around some of the more famous scenes in the Chilterns, and back to the riverside town to indulge in one of their finest cafes.
22 April 2013 - 9:00am
Eileen Sheridan was one of the most celebrated cyclist (male or female) in the 1940s and 1950s. Many of the records she set then have not yet been broken, and she is now in her 90th year! She remains a positive force for cycling, and a member of CTC...
30 January 2013 - 4:18pm
Winter cycling training tips
Struggling for motivation to ride in the cold and dark this winter? Here are a few tips from CTC's John Storms to keep you going until spring gets here and it's a bit brighter.