We hope that the Cheltenham Festival of Cycling has inspired you to get cycling, walking and be more active! Whether you want to learn to ride, like the idea of spending more time on your bike, or consider yourself a pro, there are plenty of ways to get out and about.

Why not set yourself a challenge and complete a charity bike ride? Check out the local events and local clubs in the area and all they have to offer. With a wealth of cycling shops around the town offering a range of advice, bikes, accessories and offers, now is the time to gear up and get going!

Research shows that people who cycle regularly not only enjoy the fitness levels of non-cyclists ten years their junior, but, on average, live several years longer too. They also suffer less from ill health and illness. In fact, research has shown cycling to be the most effective way to increase life expectancy. Use our handy guides to find out what you need to know about being out and about.

Insight Zone

Tips and advice from British Cycling for all levels of cyclists. Includes getting started, nutrition, training, equipment and maintenance.