Government Publishes £1.2bn Bike Riding Spending Plan

A government initiative to get more people than ever riding bikes and walking to near-ish places by the year 2040 has been fleshed out, with a breakdown of the headline £1.2bn budget revealing how and where the money's going to be spent. Read More >>

Bridgestone’s Airless Tires Will Soon Let Cyclists Abandon Their Bike Pumps

First revealed way back in 2011, Bridgestone’s airless tires use a series of rigid plastic resin spokes to help a wheel keep its shape as it rolls, instead of an inflatable inner tube that can puncture and leak. Military vehicles and ATVs have been some of the first vehicles to adopt the unorthodox design, but Bridgestone will soon be making a version of its airless tires for use on bicycles. Read More >>

Cyclist Smugness Levels Set to Rocket

People who cycle to work are going to look even more pleased with themselves as they clonk up the stairs in their special shoes tomorrow morning, as analysis of health data covering 250,000 people suggests that commuting via bike nearly halves the risk of heart disease and cancer. Read More >>

Cyclists Need More Showers, Baths, Dryers and Pats on the Back at Work

The cyclist movement that's seeing more folk than ever biking it to work is creating problems in the offices of the country, as sweaty riders turn up for work moist from their efforts, soaked by the rain, and in need of somewhere to hang their £35 high performance angora wool race socks so they're dry in time for the commute back home. Read More >>

Cyclist Plans Planet Lap in 80 Days

Hardcore cyclist Mark Beaumont is launching a new attempt on the round-the-world bicycle speed record, hoping to cover the entire 18,000 mile route in just 80 days. Read More >>

Mountain Biking Down an Abandoned Mine Shaft Is a Dimly Lit Descent Into Hell

There are lots of places to go off-road mountain biking if you’re looking for a cheap thrill (or the chance to break your neck). But one of the most dangerous has to be riding into an abandoned mine shaft. If your flashlight dies as you’re pedalling deep into the earth, you’re probably screwed. Read More >>

Electric MotoGP Races are Coming by 2019

The organiser of the MotoGP bike racing series is about to embrace the electric movement, revealing a plan to introduce a standalone electric bike event to run alongside the petrol MotoGP tournaments from the 2019 season. Read More >>

UK Entrepreneur Crowdfunds Safety Handlebars After Almost Knocking Down Cyclist

Bike safety is something everyone gets pretty worked up about, from the cyclists risking their lives on terrifying London junctions to the drivers who have flashbacks of nearly hitting one. Read More >>

500 Bikes Will Soon be Dumped on Cambridge

A new bike sharing scheme is about to launch in the gently undulating bike nirvana of Cambridge, with Chinese firm Ofo soon to test our national sense of honesty by leaving 500 rental bikes undocked for riders to casually tool about on. Read More >>

Sinclair C5: The Next Generation

Grant Sinclair, who shares a name and some DNA with his uncle Sir Clive Sinclair, would like to revolutionise cycling in a way that his uncle failed to do so with his C5 back in the 1980s. It's a sort of spiritual successor to the electric tricycle called the Iris eTrike Extreme, yours for £3.5k at the end of this year. Read More >>

London Roundabout Tops the UK’s Cycling Accident Blackspot List

The roundabout that directs traffic off the Lambeth Bridge and into Millbank and the rest of central London has been shamed as the country's biggest accident blackspot for cyclists, with 53 serious accidents involving bike/car interactions recorded there since 2009. Read More >>

James May in “Likes Bicycles” Shock

James May, of car association fame, would like to shock you. He'd also like you to read the Drivetribe web site as well, where he's posted an extremely out of character love letter to the art of bicycling. Read More >>

Living Room Cyclist Completes VR Land’s End to John O’ Groats Run

You might remember Aaron Puzey from last year, when he said he'd built a homebrew VR system that would let him ride the length of the UK along the traditional Land's End to John O' Groats from the comfort of his home. Well he did and he's just finished so there. Read More >>

This Motorcycle With Snowmobile Tracks is the Most Overkill Way to Crush Your Winter Commute

Forget about trying to cram your way onto an already packed underground carriage when it’s snowy and you need to get to work. Motorcycle maker Christini has applied its expertise in building two-wheel drive bikes to a new snow-thrashing machine called the II-Track Snow Bike system that promises to make wintery commutes actually enjoyable. Read More >>

London Finds £770m to Spend on Becoming More Bike Friendly

London's mayor Sadiq Khan is going all-out to continue the capital's transformation into a bike-friendly commuter heaven for carbon-front-forked racers, with a staggering £770m put aside to speed the city's move to bicycles over the next five years. Read More >>