Readers of Cycle Lifestyle issue 9 will know how much we love a long ride. If you do too - or even if you're new to the idea - then the Great British Bike Off offers an opportunity to witness the beauty of Britain from two wheels, all for a good cause. Details below...
One of the perks of being editor of Cycle Lifestyle is getting invited to industry events. Last week, I attended a press event organised by Halfords, the biggest cycling retailer in the UK. It shows how far our magazine has come that we were among a handful of ‘key media’ invited to a hotel in the Cotswolds where we were presented with Halfords’ latest business initiatives in the cycling sector.
The first was way back in 1923. Now, Bike Week is one of the UK’s biggest annual cycling promotion events.
This June (15-23) will see Bike Week 2013 taking place. As the nation falls in love with cycling, this year's Bike Week will offer inspiration and practical help, hoping to inspire new and lapsed cyclists alike.
Due to the activities of some hackers (that's the polite, non-technical term for them), the old cyclelifestyle.co.uk website had to be deleted and completely rebuilt.
You might have noticed a ton of spam comments on the old site - all part of the fatally compromised security caused by the hack. You might also have noticed that I haven't posted here for a while - things got so bad that I couldn't update the site or even delete the spam comments.
Rosie Swale-Pope MBE - author, adventurer and marathon runner - will be speaking for the benefit of Sustrans next week.
Rosie is the only person in history, man or woman, to have undertaken an epic solo, unsupported run around the world - over 20,000 miles facing extreme danger, bitter Siberian winters, wolves, axe-men and desolate loneliness over nearly five years.
She raised £250,000 for charity and highlighted the importance of early diagnosis of prostate cancer, following the death of her husband.
Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling - signed copies!
*For a limited time, all copies purchased from cyclelifestyle.co.uk will be signed personally by the author.*
Written by Ben Irvine - Cycle Lifestyle’s editor - Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling is a book all about how inspiring cycling can be.
Through stories, fascinating facts and a few lessons in mindful living, Ben shows how cyclists can develop an enlightened outlook similar to Albert Einstein’s – practical, creative, communal and global all at once.
The outcome is an exhilarating philosophy for our times, and a celebration of balance, in more ways than one. Published by Leaping Hare Press, signed copies of Einstein and the Art of Mindful Cycling are available to readers of Cycle Lifestyle magazine.
We deliver worldwide. To buy a signed copy for yourself or a friend, please use the dropdown menu below.
London's True Colours:
a film for the London Cycle Map Campaign
London's True Colours (above) is a new film showing what the London Cycle Map Campaign is all about and why Cycle Lifestyle is running it. It was animated by Stuart France.
Our campaign and associated petition promises to change the capital forever, by giving more people the confidence to cycle and to do so in safety.
The big idea is to create a single London Cycle Map that’s clear and easy to use and corresponds to a unified network of signed cycle routes throughout Greater London: the cycling equivalent of the London Underground Map.
Take a look at Simon Parker's fantastic London Cycle Map design here (as shown below, drawn by KOLB), and find out more about Cycle Lifestyle's campaign here.