About Me

Bikes.org.uk is a cycling blog with helpful advice on how to become a better cyclist, including fitness & nutrition tips, information on cycling sportives and product reviews.

The Bikes.org.uk website has gone through several incarnations but is now a dedicated cycling blog, written from a personal perspective by Mark Taylor.

Like many cyclists, I’ve been riding bikes since I was very young and despite now being just a little older, I love it just as much. I’ve done my time on touring bikes, have cycled throughout the UK, including Lands End to John O’ Groats (yes, uphill!) and now have fun on a mountain bike in the hills of North Wales, do regular charity bike rides and quite a number of sportives across Wirral, Merseyside and Cheshire on my road bike.

In addition to participating in the local sportives, we also support the annual Wirral Bikeathon charity bike ride and help cyclists on How to Prepare for a Charity Bike Ride.

This blog is a collection of my personal journey as a cyclist and I share things as I discover them.

The Bikes.org.uk website is owned and operated by a private individual, details of which are available from Nominet. Full details of the Terms & Conditions of use of this website, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy, can be found on the Notices page.

Getting Started

Bikes are fun. That’s it, that’s all you need to know. Okay, perhaps there are a few more things but the point is, that you should never lose sight of the fact that getting out on your bike is fun and that’s why we do it. In the Getting Started section, we have some great information on the various types of bicycles to help you chose which one is right for you.

The Cycling Guides section has a wealth of content on a wide range of cycling topics, such as help on which bike is right for you, what to wear when your cycling and then a whole host of guides on cycling tools, finance, cycle insurance, food & drink, training & fitness and plenty more too.

There is also a whole section dedicated to Cycling Reports, in which I look at UK Cycling habits with regard to commuting and how this compares to other forms of transport. These are in-depth articles based on UK Census data and are available in the Travel to Work Reports section.

Working Together

I like to develop relationships with like-minded individuals, people who share my passion for cycling.

I do accept guest articles from reputable authors who write unique, informative and relevant information on cycling related subjects. If you are interested in becoming a guest author, please read the Guest Post Guidelines and complete the contact form on that page.

I also work with PR companies and individuals to help promote cycling products and events that I think are interesting, useful or just plain downright exciting to cyclists.

I have high editorial standards and don’t accept poor content, nor publish regurgitated press releases. I won’t compliment products that I think are poor and will always offer a true and accurate critique of all products submitted for review, likewise for sportives I’ve entered. Money doesn’t change this as we won’t accept payment for articles or product reviews.

If you’d like to work together, please contact me with a brief outline of your proposal. I’m quite a nice chap but have little patience for those who send me a poor pitch.

Contact Me

To contact me, please send an email to mark[at]bikes.org.uk (but correctly formatted – it’s a spam protection thing!).