Road cycling

Road cycling

Road cycling is suitable for all abilities. From racing to commuting and family days out, there's many reasons to enjoy cycling on paved surfaces.

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Cycling Britain with OS Maps

Mark Wedgwood took on the epic challenge to cycle Britain, passing through all 204 OS Landranger Maps. Find out what he learnt from his trip and get some great advice on multi-day adventures and cycling in Britain.

Cycling all 204 OS Landranger maps!

We caught up with Mark Wedgewood over a cup of tea at the golf course club house a mile, outside Arisaig, where he tells us about his challenge to cycle all 204 OS Landranger maps

All you need to know about electric bikes (e-bikes)

OS Champion and owner of Stage 1 Cycles, Helen Pollard, tells you everything you need to know about e-bikes and how they can help you save money, become fitter, more sustainable and cover more ground.

Beginner's guide to cycle touring

Travelling by bike guarantees a fantastic adventure and allows you to discover much more than your regular holiday. This beginner's guide to cycle touring will explain what it is and how to do it.

Bikepacking vs Cycle Touring

The open road is often synonymous with freedom, and there’s few things that will set you freer than taking to it on two or three wheels (or even one!). Sam Jones, from Cycling UK, outlines the differences between bikepacking and cycle touring plus what you'll need to set off on your own multi-day adventure!

10 best British long-distance cycle routes

If you're looking for an epic bikepacking or cycle touring trip, we have just the adventure for you! Sam Jones from Cycling UK shares with us his favourite long-distance cycle routes in Great Britain for both on and off-road adventures.

Top tips for cycling locally

Cycling is a great way to your local area and enjoy the great outdoors. We’ve pulled together some top tips to help you get back on your bike and make the most of your time on two wheels.

National Cycle Network added to OS Maps!

We teamed up with Sustrans to create a FREE layer in the OS Maps Web. That’s 16,575-miles of traffic-free and quiet on road cycling and walking routes to explore!

The Hebridean Way: 185 miles, 10 islands, 6 Causeways and 4 ferries on 2 wheels

The Hebridean Way, Sustrans route 280, isn't one I'd heard of until recently, but the exposure to brutal Atlantic winds and endless roads through breath-taking landscapes fuelled my urge to do it!

Top 10 lost lanes in the West Country

OS #GetOutside Champion and cycling guidebook author, Jack Thurston, takes us on a journey along his ten favourite lost lanes in the West Country.