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15 August 2017 - 3:25pm
Travellers' Tales: Spring cycling in northern Norway
Sandy D Franklin overtook spring on her cycle tour to Norway’s Nordkapp
5 August 2017 - 10:49am
Happy Birthday Cycling UK: Celebrating 139 years of cycling history
Cyclists' Touring Club in history books
On the anniversary of the first meeting in August 1878, Cycling UK's historian Sheila Hanlon looks back at the early history of 'The Bicycle Touring Club' and explains how it became Cycling UK.
1 August 2017 - 9:50am
Take charge on tour - the cyclist's guide to electric power generation
Using a smartphone on a cycle tour
When mains electricity isn’t an option, a hub dynamo can keep your electrical devices topped up. Technical editor Richard Hallett explains how.
27 July 2017 - 11:12am
Bike test: B'Twin Hoprider 300 City
B'Twin Hoprider 300 City hybrid bike
Going touring on a budget? Cycle Editor Dan Joyce discovers a very capable trekking bike available for just £250
27 July 2017 - 10:04am
Great Rides: Land's End to John o'Groats
Paul Lioyd at John o' Groats
Some cycle from Land’s End to John o’ Groats for charity or for a personal challenge. Cycling UK member Paul Lloyd did it for the joy of touring.
26 July 2017 - 2:34pm
Great Rides: Cyprus in the off season
Cyprus in winter
There’s more to Cyprus than summer beaches. Cycling UK member Howard Ashton circled the island and then crossed the Troodos Mountains in February
26 July 2017 - 12:19pm
Great Rides: Josie Dew on the Shipwrights Way
Josie Dew enjoying her 50th birthday ride
Last winter, when rainstorms were queuing up to hit the UK, Cycling UK Vice President Josie Dew celebrated her 50th with a soggy 50-miler
19 July 2017 - 4:21pm
My Bike: Emily Chappell
Emily Chappell on her Shand Stooshie. Photo by Kristian Pletten
For long-distance bikepacking like the Transcontinental Race from Belgium to Greece, Emily Chappell uses a custom-built Shand Stooshie. Cycle magazine's Dan Joyce spoke to her about her bike.
19 July 2017 - 12:30pm
Would you ride London - Edinburgh - London?
Elan valley - Olaf Storbeck
Very long distance cycling isn’t for everyone, but it seems that once you try an audax there’s no turning back. As London Edinburgh London is on this weekend we asked a number of Cycling UK members why they’re getting involved in the epic 870 mile ride.
11 July 2017 - 11:41am
Tour leader course: Get paid to ride your bike
Two people map reading
Have you ever considered how you could convert your passion into a means of making money? If the answer's "yes" and your passion is cycling then Cycling UK's Tour Leader course could be just the one for you. We sent keen cyclist Patrick Trainor on one of our courses to find out more...
30 June 2017 - 11:54am
Women on tour
Josie Dew: women on tour
Adventure cycling doesn’t depend on gender, so why do fewer women tour than men? Laura Laker looks for answers
25 May 2017 - 3:49pm
Taking your bike on Eurostar
A bike on Eurostar. Photo: Sara Lincoln
Eurostar’s cycle carriage policy was revamped in the wake of Cycling UK’s successful 2015 campaign. Sam Jones gets a ticket to ride
21 May 2017 - 12:56pm
Great rides: The West Highland Way
The West Highland Way
The West Highland Way is a classic mountain bike route. Matthew Wright rode it, plus an off-road coast-to-coast, with CTC Cycling Holidays
19 May 2017 - 12:58pm
Travellers' Tales: North Circular
The Humber Bridge's cycle lane
Reverend G. Holdsworth cycled 130 fantastic miles through Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to join Welton in Yorkshire with Welton in the Wolds
19 May 2017 - 12:52pm
Travellers' Tales: The Czech Greenways
The Iron Curtain cycle trail at Cižov
Heather Clarke's little group of friend and family cycled from Prague to Vienna on quiet roads and tracks
19 May 2017 - 12:37pm
Travellers' Tales: Going Dutch
Cycling in Holland
A week in the Netherlands had everything Phillip Knowles and friend Charlie wanted
19 May 2017 - 12:22pm
Travellers' Tales: The Kennet and Avon canal
The Kennet and Avon canal
Richard Shortridge spent a day riding beside the Kennet and Avon canal
18 May 2017 - 10:39am
Super-fit seniors ride End to End to help Sunflower bloom
Cyclist in Oxford
New Cycling UK members Mark Mathews and Clive Lindley-Jones have always practised what they preach as keen advocates of a natural, healthy lifestyle.
15 May 2017 - 9:24am
Alaina chases the sun south on an amazing Arctic to Adriatic adventure
Alaina Beacall
Alaina Beacall sets off on a 4,000-mile bike ride from the Arctic to the Adriatic at the end of the month – not a bad challenge for someone who has only just discovered the delights of cycle touring!
9 May 2017 - 5:11pm
A guide to clipless pedals and cleats
One pair each of two-bolt and three-bolt-system SPD shoes, with the pedals they
If you’re using standard pedals, or traditional toeclips, then switching to clipless pedals could make it a lot less effort. Cycling journalists Rob Ainsley and Simon Howarth explain why you might want to choose clip-in pedals and cleats.
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