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Cycling

Woman cycling

Cycle commuting with confidence

Cycle to work and arrive energised, alert and ready for the day – and you’ll be clocking up your recommended 2.5 hours of physical activity per week before your working day starts!

Girl fixing a bike wheel

When you’re choosing a bike, the most important thing is to buy the right size frame for you. There are no standard guidelines on different size frames for adults, so it pays to think about the type of bike you want, and the kind of riding you’ll be doing.

people cycling

Your bike’s all set up, but where can you go? Plan your routes around quiet streets and interesting places - the whole road network is open to you and there are lots of cycle paths and traffic-free routes out there.

people cycling on road

Many people say they are put off cycling because they don’t like the idea of cycling in traffic, but many cyclists use busy roads every day without any problems. That’s because they cycle safely and make sure drivers know they’re there. Once you know the basics of road cycling, you can start to enjoy these journeys.

Bike mechanic

Like any machine, a bike will work better and last longer if you care for it properly. Get in the habit of checking your bike regularly – simple checks and maintenance can help you enjoy hassle-free riding and avoid repairs.

women cycling through traffic

We’d like to help women redress the cycling gender imbalance and inspire more of you onto your bikes.

Woman learning to ride a bike

Whether you’re getting on a bike for the first time or a regular cyclist looking to improve your skills on busy roads, instructors will provide expert personalised tuition to suit your individual abilities and goals.

With a few modifications to your bike and by tweaking your shopping habits, shopping by bike can be easily done.