Preparing to Cycle this Autumn

Andrew Wilkinson Uncategorised

Summer is now at an end, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up cycling until next summer, cycling is an activity you can enjoy all year round. Autumn is a great season to explore some scenic country roads, or even to enjoy some off-road cycling through some of Britain’s beautiful woodland areas. Below are some tips that …





By Andrew Wilkinson on the 4th October 2017

5 Problems People Who Commute by Bike Will Understand

Lauren Hartley Resources

Cycling to work, school, university or just for fun is one of life’s simple pleasures. It’s an inexpensive way to get around, and staying fit is just one of the many benefits a bike offers. But that’s not to say it doesn’t have its flaws. If you commute on a bike, you may just recognise some of these everyday problems… …





By Lauren Hartley on the 20th September 2017

Cycle to Work Day 2017: the benefits of commuting by bicycle

Andrew Wilkinson News, Resources

Cycling is a fun sporting activity for people of all ages, but in many regions of the world cycling is also used as one of the main modes of transport. People often cycle to work if they live in the city and need to get from their home to their workplace. This can be seen especially in London, where the …





By Andrew Wilkinson on the 11th September 2017

More Potholes on the Horizon?

Andrew Wilkinson Pothole Claims

The RAC has recorded an increase in pothole related breakdowns between April and June. When comparing current figures to those of the same quarter last year, we can see a rise of approximately a third (31%).[1] The rise in pothole related breakdowns could be indicative of a rise of potholes on the road. The RAC chief engineer has warned that …





By Andrew Wilkinson on the 24th August 2017

Real Lives. Real Cyclists: Helen Upton

Lauren Hartley Happening at SOS, Resources

  As part of Cycle SOS’s new initiative to encourage road users to consider cyclists as real people, with real stories, we’re speaking to everyday cyclists to hear their own experiences of life on the road. This week we spoke to Helen Upton, a speech therapist, Putney resident, and mother of two. Tell us a bit about yourself… I’ve worked …





By Lauren Hartley on the 16th August 2017

Real Lives. Real Cyclists: Nigel Almond

Lauren Hartley Happening at SOS, Resources

As part of Cycle SOS’s new initiative to encourage road users to consider cyclists as real people, with real stories, we’re speaking to everyday cyclists to hear their own experiences of life on the road. This week we spoke with Nigel Almond, an analyst and father of two, who was recently involved in a cycling accident. Tell us a bit …





By Lauren Hartley on the 2nd August 2017
By Andrew Wilkinson on the 18th June 2017

Cycle SOS introduces: Real Lives. Real Cyclists.

Lauren Hartley Happening at SOS

Cycle SOS is proud to announce the launch of Real Lives. Real Cyclists: a campaign which brings attention to the experiences and lives of the millions of cyclists who take to the roads of the UK every day. Many drivers might be tempted to see cyclists as nothing more than a nuisance, or – worse – just as statistics. Cyclists …





By Lauren Hartley on the 14th June 2017

A-Z of cycle commuting: W

Lauren Hartley Happening at SOS, Resources

W is for wet-wipes, the commuter’s friend What to wear to ride your bike to the office, whether to get changed and how to transport your clothes is all part of the daily conundrum of cycle commuting. Not to mention staring down the strange looks from colleagues as you stroll through the office in your finest Lycra. One of the …





By Lauren Hartley on the 7th June 2017

A-Z of cycle commuting: B

Lauren Hartley Happening at SOS, Resources

B is for breakfast When you first start cycle commuting there is a natural assumption that you will save money on fares and fuel, but quickly you will realise the cash your car used to guzzle is now being guzzled by your own permanently ravenous gut. Cycling can burn as much as 500 calories in just 30 minutes! Ride to …





By Lauren Hartley on the 5th June 2017