Recreation Cycling in the Best of the Web UK Directory

Recreation Cycling

Adventure Cycling Guide

A comprehensive guide to cycling to see the world - unsupported; includes sections on bikes, equipment, spares and repairs, safety and security, where to go with a library of trip reports, and useful links to further information.

Bamboo Bicycle Trailer

Provides free plans for building a DIY bicycle trailer from any material, even bamboo. Also provides links to other free plans.

Bike Events

Organisers of fundraising/charity and recreational cycling events. Includes lists of events, news and information on how to register for a ride.

BottomBracket for Cycling

Mostly a guide to cycling in the East Midlands, with listings of clubs, bike shops, and campaign groups, and a library of tips and advice.

British Cycling

Governing body for cycling sport in Great Britain. Site includes news, race schedule, and results.

Cycle Friendly Employers

A collection of ideas and resources about promoting and supporting cycling in the workplace and among employees.

Cycle Grampian

A comprehensive guide to cycling of all types in the North East of Scotland, with routes, events and charity rides, tourist information, and a directory of clubs and bike shops.

Cycle Hire UK

Aims to make it easier to hire bikes in the UK by providing one stop listings and advice on cycle hire across the country.

Cycle to Work Alliance

A group of providers of the cycle to work scheme, working to highlight the benefits of cycling in terms of health, the environment and employee engagement.

Cycle to Work Guarantee

Voluntary initiative from the Department for Transport, challenging businesses to become cycle friendly employers. Offers detailed advice and resources to get companies started.

Cycle Tourer

Two experienced cycle tourers share their knowledge; includes advice on bikes and equipment, tips, country guides, information about the North Sea Cycle Route, and their own tour diaries.


Promotes cycle camping in the UK; includes a library of resources compiled by experienced cycle campers, a listing of cyclist friendly campsites, a forum, and other materials.


Provider of tax-free bikes for the government's Cycle to Work initiative. Describes the scheme and how it works, for employers and employees, with news and contacts.

Cycling and the Law

An unofficial guide to the bewildering world of legislation covering cyclists in the UK.

Cycling Scotland

A government initiative to promote cycling as a sustainable mode of transport, by organising events, providing training, and cycle-friendly engineering services; information about their programmes, services, and partners.

Cycling UK

Promotes all forms of cycling, protects the interests of existing and would-be cyclists, and inspires people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to discover the joys of cycling.

Cyclists Fighting Cancer

Provides bikes, trikes and equipment to children and young people whose lives have been affected by cancer. Describes their scheme, with case studies, contacts, how to apply, and a guide to their fundraising.

The Hub - Cycling Knowledge for Professionals

An online library of resources and guidance hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT-UK) for anyone working to get more people cycling.

Iron Donkey

Bicycle touring routes and information around the UK, ROI and parts of Europe. Includes maps, weather and some accommodation locations.

Life Cycle UK

A charity that helps people take up cycling in Bristol, and Bath and North East Somerset; provides a guide to their services and courses (for riders of all ages, instructors, and on maintenance), with details of their resources and inclusive cycling projects.

London Courier Emergency Fund

Provides support and financial help to those bicycle couriers who have suffered an injury whilst at work. Includes information about their services and fundraising, with contacts.

Paris to Hayling Charity Cycle Ride

A 3½ day annual Paris to Hayling cycling event. Includes start date, route taken plus images and details of the money raised.

Please Cycle Ltd

Specialises in providing support and services to promote corporate cycling; provides a guide to their wide range of activities and contacts.


Collects and ships second hand bicycles and parts to support health projects and similar initiatives in Africa; describes their scheme, and how to help.

The Science Behind the Bike

A series of films produced for the Open University that investigate how science and technology have transformed the sport of cycling.


National charity supporting sustainable transport, best known for the National Cycle Network; information about their projects, cycling, events, and interactive mapping of the routes they are developing.

Travelling Two

Two well travelled cyclists provide an encyclopaedia of long distance cycle touring, with advice and resources, ebooks to download, newsletter and contacts.

The Tricycle Association

Brief history of the organization with information on membership, race results, and a calendar of upcoming activities.

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