Skills & Techniques: Commuting & Leisure




Benefits of riding to work: Member tips & testimonials

Together with a group of passionate British Cycling members we’ve highlighted some of the wonders of riding to and from work, plus raised some useful pointers around kit and set-up.

Published on: 29/02/2024

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Do I need lights during the day?

Whether you should have lights on during the day is a contentious issue amongst cyclists with one camp singing their praises for increasing visibility and the other decrying that, like helmets and hi-viz clothing, they put an unfair onus of responsibility on cyclists. Although studies have shown some of the possible benefits of daytime running lights, we feel that they should be viewed as an additional option to the fundamentals of positioning in the road, good road-craft, group riding skills and a bit of common sense.

Published on: 26/06/2019

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Cycling safe in the sun

Whether it’s a summer’s day in the UK or a warm weather event or training camp abroad, cycling is always more enjoyable with the sun on your back. However, as a cyclist, your skin is at risk from damage for the sun and possible related serious health concerns. We spoke to keen cyclist Professor Brian Diffey from the British Association of Dermatologists.

Knowledge Level: Beginner

Published on: 03/04/2019

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Boost your cycling confidence with See.Sense

For many people, even those who already cycle, a perceived lack of safety on the road, a sense of vulnerability and a lack of cycling infrastructure can limit either getting on a bike, the amount of cycling they do or their enjoyment when riding. However, by following some simple tips and utilising technology, these barriers to cycling can be broken down.

Published on: 22/10/2018

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Top tips for being a courteous cyclist

By simply showing a bit of consideration, you can make the roads a better place for all

Published on: 09/07/2018

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