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Bath cycle ride: Going underground

Bath ride

Laura Laker travels to Bath for a ride along the banks of the River Avon and local canals, taking in the UK’s longest cycling and walking tunnel

Jerusalem: Cycling in the historic city


What better way to end a week cycling around the amazing and beautiful attractions of Israel than with a stopover in Jerusalem, to see the sights of this most revered of religious cities?

Bournville ride: Chocolate, chips & cake

Bourneville ride

Hannah Holden discovers rural tranquility and no end of places to refuel south of Britain’s second-largest city

Leith Hill Octopus

Leith Hill Octopus

Andy Lulham undertakes the challenge of traversing all eight of arduous ascents of Leith Hill in Surrey

The Pedaller: Cycling around Portmeirion in North Wales

The Pedaller

Portmeirion in north Wales was the setting for late-Sixties TV show The Prisoner, in which a British agent leaves his job and — in very mysterious circumstances ­— finds himself stripped of identity and under perpetual surveillance in a strange seaside community. CA’s freelance am-dram luvvie Matt Lamy pays a visit and slips straight into character — in the lead role, naturally

Classic Corse: Riding on Corsica


It’s as though the roads of Corsica were made especially for cyclists. Dramatic coastline routes, azure seas, sweeping bends, rugged mountains and chestnut forests: the island offers a continent’s worth of riding variety, discovers John Walsh

Hay-on-Wye ride

Hay-on-Wye ride

Positioned on the border between England and Wales, Hay-on-Wye waits expectantly for cyclists to explore

Wiggle French Resistance sportive

Wiggle French Resistance

The French Resistance Sportive is uniquely awesome. You start in England in the morning, spend a day enjoying the scenery of Nord-Pas-de-Calais in France, and finish back in Blighty by nighttime

Garmin Ride Out 2013

Garmin Ride Out 2013

Andy Lulham takes to the New Forest for a one-off ride with the professionals from the American Garmin-Sharp team

Rides: Imber, Wiltshire – the forbidden village

Imber ride, Wiltshire

Cut off behind army prohibition lines in the stark landscape of Salisbury Plain lies a derelict village redolent of childhood adventures

Cycling Weekly Lakeland Monster Miles

Cycling Weekly Lakeland Monster Miles

New adventure cross event taking in 44- and 62-mile routes around the Lake District on Sunday, October 6 2013

Rides: The Scottish Highlands, a Speyside story

Speyside ride

Janet Coulson explores a friendly corner of the Cairngorms that is bristling with great riding and superb scenery — not to mention some fine whisky in the form of the Speyside Malts

Readers’ Rides: Thoroughly modern Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes ride

Just a small chunk of MK’s 200-mile cycle network with a mix of traffic-free towpaths, bridges and tunnels

Brittany spires: Cycling in North West France


Taking a foreign bike trip needn’t mean long-haul flights and logistical burdens. Why not hop across the Channel to Brittany — a region with huge scope for great cycling?

Exmouth Exodus – Andy Lulham

Night riding

Sportive addict Andy Lulham took on something a little different this summer – the night-time Exmouth Exodus. Here is his experience.

Ride Greece: Messin’ in Messenia


Riding through one of the most unspoilt and breathtaking landscapes in the Peloponnese region of Greece, an area with 4,500 years of history and amazing natural backdrop

Five months to Istanbul – part three

Five months to Istanbul

Peter Baker concludes his epic bike journey from London to Istanbul – despite a nasty encounter with a stinging insect and an extended visit to hospital

Getting on Famously: A Dorset adventure

Cycling Active Enid Blyton ride, Dorset

To mark the 70th anniversary of the first publication of the Famous Five books a new adventure trail tribute to Enid Blyton has been opened in Dorset

Bikelock Holmes and the hunt for Sir Arthur

Bikelock Holmes

CA’s very own Bikelock Holmes and his ever-faithful partner Dr Matson take an invigorating spin through the Home Counties on the trail of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Adventure: Five months to Istanbul – part two

Five months to Istanbul

Peter Baker’s round-the-world journey continues as he rides from London to Istanbul over five months

Adventure: Five months to Istanbul – part one

The Jolly Pilgrim

Peter Baker embarked on a round-the-world journey that started with a five-month cycle from London to Istanbul, part one of a series abridged from The Jolly Pilgrim

Rides: Winter coasting in Cumbria

Winter coasting in Cumbria

A coast around the coastline of Morecambe Bay and surrounding Arnside and Silverdale, offering history, plenty of wildlife and stunning views

Jumbo jet to tea clipper: Gatwick to Greenwich ride

Gatwick to Greenwich

This ride takes off from Gatwick and heads straight into Greenwich on National Cycle Network route 21, touching down beside the Cutty Sark

cycle to work scheme: Four is the magic number

Cycle To Work Scheme / Simon Scarsbrook

23rd January 2010

Rebecca Charlton says that, despite first fears, there are still significant savings to be made from the UK government’s Cycle To Work Scheme.

Who the heck is Chris Boardman?


21st January 2011

First he was a legend at the Barcelona Olympics 1992, now he is a legend at selling critically-acclaimed bicycles. Chris Sidwells finds out what makes Chris Boardman tick.