Cycling

Cycle commuting with confidence

Our top tips to get you cycling and arriving energised, alert and ready for the day! If you cycle to work you’ll be clocking up your recommended 2.5 hours of physical activity per week before your working day starts!

girls fixing 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 in park

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.

woman cycling through traffic

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

bike mechanioc

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.