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 Lauren Hartley 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

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

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

Five Reasons You Need to Try Commuting by Bike

Lauren Hartley Uncategorised

1. Timings How long is your commute? For most people, the answer to this question changes every day — sometimes it’s 15 minutes and sometimes it’s two hours – on the same route! Traffic, roadworks, diversions, dreaded ‘signal failures’, train delays and strikes can all affect the length of your journey. But cycling is an easy way to bypass this …





By Lauren Hartley on the 26th May 2017

12 reasons why March and April are by far the best months to watch pro cycling

Lauren Hartley Happening at SOS, News, Uncategorised

The metrological winter has come to an end, and this coincides with the most exciting time of the cycling season. The end of February, March and April sees four ‘Monuments’- the Cobbled Classics; the Ardennes Classics; and two of the greatest week-long stage races. Put simply, it’s two months of cycling saturation and being glued to the TV screen (if …





By Lauren Hartley on the 7th March 2017

Cycle SOS Pit Stop

Lauren Hartley Uncategorised

With the number of journeys made by bike in London having doubled to over 600,000 every day — it’s never been more important to spread the message of proper cycling maintenance. To do our bit, Cycle SOS teamed up with Cycling Weekly on a cold February morning at the popular London cycling café, Look Mum No Hands, to set up …





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Cycle SOS Sponsor the City of Lancaster Triathlon (COLT) Juniors

Lauren Hartley Happening at SOS

The City of Lancaster Triathlon club allows young people, between the age of 8 and 18, to engage in multi-sports such as triathlon and modern pentathlon. Control, observation and anticipation skills are fundamental skills not only in a triathlon environment but also while cycling on the roads. In supporting the COLT Juniors through sponsorship, Cycle SOS are promoting the need …





By Lauren Hartley on the 26th January 2017