Advertisement

SPRING INTO CYCLING IN 2021  

George Maguire

One of the saving graces of this pandemic has been the UK’s green spaces. Whether you run, walk, cycle or roller skate (which has experienced a pandemic boom), our green spaces have got us through the worst of it with essential boosts to physical and mental health. With cycling being one of our favourite methods of moving, we’ve decided to highlight some of our top cycling tools, inspiration, resources and games…
 
 
1 Cyclist Ride – Book – link here

 
Ride is the perfect place to see what’s out there in the highest echelons of cycling routes. From lesser known trails in the Pyrenees to spots in Lebanon, Vietnam, Norway and the US, flick through these pages and experience 50 of the world’s top routes. Vetted by Cyclist Magazine experts and containing incredible photography this might just be that the coffee table book that gets you planning a bigger trip in search of cycling wanderlust…
 
Order here
 
---

2 Read The Rhine: Following Europe’s Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alp’s – link here

 
Follow the Rhine river in this cycling travel epic. Image via Hachette.
 
 
In The Rhine explorer & author Ben Coates follows the Rhine River from mouth to source on you guessed it – his bike. Spanning the rivers gargantuan 800 miles from the Swiss Alp’s to Netherlands and then finally into the North Sea this travelogue digs deep into the history of the river and its impacts on past and present civilisations. Read on to discover how the river is anything but trivial and more a ‘free-flowing conduit for goods, people and ideas’. The bike can traverse it all!
 
Order here
 
---
 
3 Etsy Ride Bikes Be Happy Print - link here
 

 
Follow the Rhine river in this travel epic. Image via Hachette.
 
Now a passion for cycling doesn’t need to be resigned to the roads, garage and TV. Why not find a print on Etsy such as one like the above Ride Bikes Be Happy or the sunny Tour De France Print. Printed to the highest quality (I mean – look at that beautiful B&W contrast) the printers donate a percentage of profits to volunteer trail building initiatives. Win-win!
 
Take a look here
 
---

4 Etsy’s Pro Cycling Trumps – link here
 

 
Follow the Rhine river in this travel epic. Image via Hachette.
 
For those into cycling trivia – the facts and figures behind the world’s greatest cycling routes - Pro Cycling Trumps might be the perfect find for you. Available on Etsy, the pack contains 54 cards which detail key traits of cycling’s most notorious climbing routes link Col de Joux Plane (France), Cauberg (the Netherlands) and Mur de Hoy (Belgium). The pack is made in Britain but will get you daydreaming about adventures beyond our borders...
 
Order here
 
---
 
5 Check out Rutland Cycling’s resources – link here
 

If in need of a tune-up, check out you nearest Rutland Cycling store. Image via website.
 
 
Ok so we’ve looked at some inspirational cycling finds – what about some practical resources? Head over to Rutland Cycling to learn the ins and outs of cycling during coronavirus as well as checking out their handy Spring Cycling Guide. Rutland Cycling is a family business and has been keeping wheels turning since 1981 with the sale of all kinds of bikes (purchase or rental), cycling products, accessories and more. With a clear defining goal to ‘inspire more people to get and ride a bike’ we are behind them every peddle of the way. 
 
Learn more here
 
---
 
6 Subscribe to Cycling Weekly – link here


Cycling Weekly’s recent cover star Anna Van De Breggen. Image via website.
 
 
Cycling Weekly has incredibly been in print since 1891 and is still going strong today. Combining a mixture of fitness advice, product reviews, rider profiles, news and analysis of key races there is content for all types of cyclist. Learn from the pros!
 
Learn more here
 
---
 

Your inbox deserves a little culture! Get our monthly newsletter

Advertisement