The weather may have been glum and summer has well and truly begun, but there are till a few weeks left ahead of us so make the most of it on your bike!
1. Do a Sky ride
Sky has teamed up with British Cycling and Bradley Wiggins and Team sky have recently won the Tour de France, which is an amazing achievement. Sky ride is all about getting people of all abilities cycling. With city rides, local rides, women’s only and social cycling groups, there’s a Sky ride to suit everyone and with rides all the way until December, you will be able to find a date to suit you.
2. Cycle for charity
Cycling for charity is always a great thing to do. Put your passion for cycling into helping others, there’s nothing more satisfying than doing something for a good cause. There are plenty of charity cycling events all year round, check do it for charity for your local charity cycling events.
3. Check events with your local council
Check with your local council for summer cycling events. There are usually a few to choose from. Council websites also have a good choice of cycling trails and routes to download, so be sure to check those out as well.
4. Attend a cycling festival
Cycling Festivals are a big thing! They are currently going on all over the country this summer. Take a look at the Isle of Wight cycling festival this September or the Castle Combe cycling festival this August.
5. Give bike polo a go
Bike polo was popular back in the 1930s, but it’s set to make a big come back. Get a few of your cycling friends together and give this a go.
6. Teach someone to cycle
Why not spare some of your time this summer to teach someone you know how to ride a bike, whether it is your friend who never learnt or a family member. Helping them to learn how to ride is a great thing to do this summer and once they have learnt you’ll have gained a new cycling buddy!
7. Go on a cycling holiday
Cycling holidays are great as you get to combine your passion for cycling with a trip abroad. Top cycle holiday destinations include: Burma, Morocco, Italy, Spain, South Africa and Sri Lanka. With exotic food, beautiful scenery and the sun to boot, who could resist?
8. Cycle to the coast
If going abroad isn’t an option, why not try cycling to the coast. Remember Britain is an island, we are never too far away from beautiful coast line. Take a look at five great coastal cycle rides >
9. Join a cycling club
Cycling clubs are great, as you’ll be able to meet people with the same passion as you. They are a great place to meet friends and there are always plenty of activities and social events taking place. Join one this summer and you will forget the meaning of the word bored!
10. Have fun
Wherever you go and whatever you do, it’s all about having fun!! Enjoy your summer.
Keep your bike safe
Whatever you decide to do on your bike this summer, remember to keep it safe. Otherwise you’ll be facing a summer without your bike. When you’re at home make sure it is securely locked up. If it’s not in a shed or garage, don’t leave your bike outside, for storage to secure a bike look at Asgard bike storage units. These metal security sheds are tough and strong, keeping your bike free from theft. Keeping your bike safe at home is just as important as when you are away. When out and about, make sure you have a heavy duty lock for your bike. Thieves are becoming smarter, so only the toughest will do.