A beautiful ride through the New Forest, helping to raise vital funds for Orchid Cancer Care. There’s a choice of three routes, all starting and finishing in Brockenhurst. Quiet roads and gentle hills make the shorter rides ideal for families. Date: Sept 16th 2012 County: Hampshire Event name: New Forest bike ride Start Venue: Brockenhurst [...]
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Travel to Work ReportsIn our travel to work reports, we take a look at UK Cycling habits with regard to commuting and how this compares to other forms of transport.
- The number who travel to work in England and Wales has surpassed 25 million for the first time.
- This is a staggering 12,000 million commutes pa.
- Since 2001, the number of people who travel to work has risen by +3.6m (+17%).
- London: +25% more commuters than 2001.
- London: Cycling commuters increased by +109% since 2001.
Guide to 29er Mountain BikesA 29er simply refers to the wheel size, ie. it's 29 inch as opposed to the more typical 26 inch. There are many benefits to using larger wheels and in this Guide to 29er Mountain Bikes we highlight both the pros and cons.
Bikes More Expensive Than CarsAccording to our recent research, the cheapest new car in the UK at the moment is priced at £6,995. This fun report looks at which bikes are more expensive than cars. Before you read the report, how many do you think their are?
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Insurance GuideMost Cycle Insurance policies cover against theft, damages, and accidents, any of which can be an expensive misfortune. Getting the right insurance helps to cover these bills, which may be more than just replacing your bike, especially if you have medical expenses. This guide helps to ensure you choose the right insurance policy.
Cycling Makes You 10 Years YoungerIt’s true, cycling strips back the years and makes you younger, well, certainly feel younger anyway. Cycling helps with muscle fitness, circulation of blood around the body and helps you to lose weight. Research done by the British Heart Foundation shows that cycling at least 20 miles per week reduces the risk of coronary heart disease to less than half that for non-cyclists. Cycling Makes You Younger
Cycle to Work SchemeOur recent travel to work report highlighted that there are around 700,000 cyclists in the UK that commute to work, many of which are not aware of the Government backed Cycle to Work Scheme. This aptly named scheme is a tax incentive to help people get fit, and to improve their health and reduce air pollution in the process.
Healthy CyclingFor many of us, Cycling is primarily for fun & fitness. It's our primary source of exercise and one that we take seriously. But how many of us extend this to what we eat and drink? Take a look at these guides from our Food & Drink section.