Prudential Ride London – a sigh of relief

I’m almost ashamed to admit that when my Ride London ‘commiserations’ mag dropped through the letter box yesterday, I gave a huge whoop of relief. And that’s only for one reason – I’ve been mad enough to sign up to the London Marathon this year. I’m only in my first week of proper training, and … Continue reading Prudential Ride London – a sigh of relief

Cycling could be just the tonic

GPs across the UK could soon prescribe cycling lessons to those who need to become more active. Doctors in Kingston, Surrey, have been piloting the scheme with great success. So far 10 patients have been able to access free bikes, 12 weeks of professional training and group rides and gym sessions. People with diabetes, obesity, … Continue reading Cycling could be just the tonic

Smog-tastic – London breaks air pollution limit in just five days

Just five days into 2017, Brixton Road in Lambeth breached one of the EU’s annual air pollution limits. It was shortly followed by Putney High Street in Wandsworth and Brompton road in Kensington. Since then, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has issued the first ‘very high’ air pollution since he took office. Being a … Continue reading Smog-tastic – London breaks air pollution limit in just five days

2017: The year of BrittLoveRun?

Towards the end of last year, I decided to take a brief hiatus from both cycling and blogging. I didn’t make a great fuss about it and simply drifted off and left BRITTLOVEBIKE unattended and neglected. After a few nasty misses on the roads of London, I really feel out love love with cycling once … Continue reading 2017: The year of BrittLoveRun?

Falling back in love with road biking

After a series of unfortunate events, I decided to take a short break from cycling with the hope that some time away from the saddle would help reset my mind and lower my stress levels.... Well, it worked. I spent a very pleasant Saturday morning cycling in the Surrey Hills in the sunshine. It was … Continue reading Falling back in love with road biking

Why I fell out of love with cycling to work

I have a confession. I’ve fallen out of love with riding my bike to work. I know, this will come as a shock to a lot of BrittLoveBike readers, friends, family and in particular The Boyfriend. For two years now I’ve been a staunch advocate of cycle commuting. I’ve cycled in wind, hail, thunder, monsoon, … Continue reading Why I fell out of love with cycling to work

Guest post: A cycling ‘holiday’ in Tenerife

Today, I'm sat in my office in Kings Cross looking out the window at the relentless rain and grey cloud rolling across London. What better way to escape and cheer myself up than a post about cycling in sunny Tenerife? This week I'm featuring a guest post from Michael Lindsay. Some of you may remember … Continue reading Guest post: A cycling ‘holiday’ in Tenerife