Fall in lovewith regular riding
Why we cycle
People cycle for all kinds of reasons.
Because it's nicer than sitting in traffic.
Because it means you get where you're going on time.
Because it makes you feel good.
Because it saves you money.
Because it gets you fit.
Because it's fun
So, why not ride every day?
Sometimes, it’s the daftest things that stop you from riding.
A puncture fix, or wonky brakes that would take 5 minutes to fix, if you knew how to fettle your bike.
Or even just the force of habit that keeps the car keys in your hand.
Sometimes it’s about more than that.
Things like confidence on the road, family time pressures or a secure place to park your bike. We can give you hints and tips on that as well.
Make reasons to ride
Get in the habit of riding more.
Can I ride this one out?
Popping to the shops for milk? Why not go by bike? It’s probably quicker to ride.
Why not warm up on the way to the gym?
Driving to ride nowhere seems daft. Why not ride to the gym instead?
Ride to school
No parking worries and it's probably quicker. Why not do it by bike?
Fun with friends and family
Ride out together! Explore, have fun, discover new places and people. By bike.
The daftest things stop us from taking the bike instead of the car. Here's a handful of great tips.
Hang a bag o' bits by the door
Lock, lights and maybe a puncture kit. So that when the mood takes you, you can just grab and go.
Let the train take the strain
Let the train take the strain Pop your bike on the train and head out into the hills.
Whatever's stopping you riding, we can probably help
A buyer's guide to choosing a bike
It's not as complicated as you might think
If you google 'buying a bike' you'll probably be overwhelmed with information. But the truth is that buying a bike really is not that complicated and you can pick a decent one up for as little as £100.
The most important things to consider when choosing a bike are:
Get the right frame size: having the right size bike means that your bike is much easier to control, keeping you safe.
Think about where you need to store your bike and whether you can manage with it if it is very heavy. This might mean you need to consider options like folding bikes, or spend a bit more to get a bike that is lighter to handle if you need to take it up stairs or lift it onto a bike stand.
You don't have to buy a new bike: second hand bikes can offer great value for money.
If you plan to carry a lot of items or a bag with you when you ride about, you might want to consider a bike with panniers or a basket on the front.
Why not ride all the time?
Become a regular rider. Find 1-2-1 training courses, support and tips on commuting or getting money off your next bike.