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Cyclist completes 2,000 miles of 10,000-mile trip

A teacher who is planning to pedal 10,000 miles from Bali to Beijing has managed to complete a fifth of her epic journey. Olivia Blockley from Dorking began the challenge in November and is hoping to raise money for the charity Solar Aid, the Leatherhead Advertiser reports. The fundraiser and her partner Robin may have invested in a cycle insurance … More

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Halfords workers to cycle with sporting celebrities

Two men from Redditch will cycle across Europe this summer with Freddy Flintoff and Lawrence Dallaglio in the name of charity. Halfords workers Robert Newrick and Steve Tarling are said by the Redditch Standard to be relishing what the latter described as a "once in a lifetime opportunity". Former England cricket star and Ashes hero Flintoff and ex-England rugby union … More

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Stretching down after exercise ‘vital’

Individuals planning to renew their bicycle insurance policy and take up regular cycling in order to get fit may want to ensure they cool down adequately. Senior physiotherapist and director of Tatami Health Ellis Taylor explained how five to ten minutes of "gentle stretches" are important after exercising. He described how they can help to "flush the tired muscles of … More

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New cycling rack unveiled in Burbage

Cyclists in Burbage may be saved from having to make a claim on their bicycle insurance policy thanks to a new parking facility in the village. In Loughborough reports how Leicestershire County Council has erected cycle racks in four locations in order to offer secure areas for people to lock up their two-wheelers. Lesley Pendleton, County Council cabinet member for … More

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Cyclists raise over £1k for charity

Four friends have helped to raise more than £1,000 for charity after cycling from Anglesey to Senedd in Cardiff. The North Wales Weekly News reports how the group pedalled more than 200 miles on a five-day trip that saw them battle conditions including rain, sleet, wind and snow. Neil Pringle, Dewi Afon, Eryl Owen and Gethin Clwyd decided to complete … More

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Cyclists urged to join 2 biking events in Bristol

There may be an uptake of interest in cycling insurance following the launch of two biking events in the south-west. This is Bristol reports a mountain bike race and sportive ride are to take place on May 12th and 13th respectively in a bid to encourage people to get out on their two-wheelers. Starting at Didmarton Village Hall in Gloucestershire, … More

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Older individuals ‘should cycle for 15 minutes per day’

Cycling for just 15 minutes a day can help boost an individual's health and ensure they stay fit as they get older. This is according to founder of Distance Dieters Anna Mason, who explained how it is important people exercise at least three times a week. "Walking, jogging, running, rowing, cycling and any exercise which gets the whole body moving … More

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Leicester sees cycle accidents hit 10-year high

Cycling road accidents have hit a ten-year high, according to new research from Leicester City Council. Official figures show 170 incidents were reported between March 2011 and April 2012, the BBC reports. This is a 20 per cent increase on the previous year, with the poor road surfaces and speed limits described as partly to blame. Roger Lovell, from Cycle … More

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Fareham residents invited to bike security day

Hampshire police are hoping to help prevent individuals from having to make a claim on their bicycle insurance by offering advice on securing property. The Portsmouth News reports how officers in Fareham town centre are offering free guidance on how to avoid becoming a victim of bike crime. Local residents are invited to attend a security coding session that will … More

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