Starting Out

Starting Out


If you're looking for tips and advice on getting into cycling, our sister website is a great place to start.

We've rounded up some of the best articles from, which are well worth a read:

Beginner's guide to buying a bike
So many bikes – where do you start? Here's our beginners guide to the different types of bike on the market.
Bike locks and more: essential tips on bike security
There's plenty you can do to make sure your pride and joy doesn't become a cycle security statistic. 
Cycling at night
Practical tips on making sure you're safe and visible when cycling at night.
Giving your bike a quick safety check
Some of the most important things to get right when checking and maintaining your bike.
Storing your bike
Check out some of these tried and tested options for storing your bike at home.

Get into... a cycle challenge
Need a bit of extra motivation to keep riding during the autumn and winter? Why not plan a cycle challenge or some cycle touring for next summer?

For more tips on getting into cycling for fun, and loads of free bike rides you can join, visit