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Learn to cycle

22/09/2023 5 mins read

Cycling is brilliant for all ages – it’s fun, great physical exercise and provides an opportunity for family adventures outside. This useful learn to cycle guide will help you teach someone to ride for the first time.

Timmy Mallett cycle Britain
Timmy Mallett cycles Britain

22/08/2023 All of Great Britain

Explore this interactive map of Timmy Mallett’s cycle ride around Britain. See the paintings he's done on route to showcase his love for Britain's coastline.

How to get into triathlon

08/08/2023 10 mins read

OS Champion Sam Taylor-Frost is part of the GB Triathlon Team. She completed her first triathlon without being super fit or spending a lot of money on kit and you can do the same. Find out how to get into triathlon and give this multi-sport event a go.

Great British Gravel Rides

25/04/2023 10 mins read

Author of Great British Gravel Rides, Markus Stitz, introduces three of Britain’s most iconic gravel riders and shares their favourite routes for you to enjoy.

British Cycling routes

24/04/2023 10 mins read

We’re excited to partner with British Cycling to help get more people outside on two wheels. Explore the collection of British Cycling approved routes and start planning your next ride.

Traffic-free cycling routes in the West Midlands

21/04/2023 West Midlands 10 mins read

British Cycling share their favourite traffic-free cycling routes within the West Midlands, all of which are available in OS Maps. These family-friendly routes are suitable for all cycling abilities and make a great day out.

How to get into cycling

21/04/2023 5 mins read

Whether you want to cycle more, rekindle your love for your bike or try it for the first time, British Cycling explain how you can get into cycling and get the most from your bike on a budget.

Bikepacking on an e-bike

28/02/2023 10 mins read

OS Champion, Phillipa Cherryson, shares her newfound love for e-biking and offers some great advice on bikepacking on an electric bike.

Cycling Britain with OS Maps

01/02/2023 10 mins read

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!

15/07/2022 5 mins read

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

Leave the car at home

13/06/2022 10 mins read

By walking or cycling instead, you'll see a positive impact on your health and happiness, the environment and your wallet. Find out how you can swap shorter car journeys for active travel and make a real difference.

Where to ride a gravel bike: best gravel riding routes

30/03/2022 10 minutes read

We’re lucky to have some amazing places to go gravel riding in Britain. This article takes a look at some of the best places to take a gravel bike and shows you how you can find and plan your own gravel riding routes. Includes popular routes recommended by the Gravel Kings.

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