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Cycling mums… getting over the guilt As a working mum with two young children (Thing 1 and Thing 2) cycling for me is an escape! Step one... buying a bike Jonas is nearly 6 and when it came to birthday presents, my wife Claire and I began discussing the prospect of buying him his first brand new bike.   I shed 10 stone cycling In December 2013 my doctor told me that unless l did something about my weight it was a very real possibility that l would not return from my next hospital visit. Cycling the Lakes I’m going to put it out there and say that if you haven’t visited the Lake District, you haven’t lived.  10 reasons to #lovecycling Cycling is more than tight lycra, helmets and saddle sores.  It’s the freedom of the great outdoors, the satisfaction of completing a challenge… and of course there are the obvious health benefits too. A GREAT YEAR: CYCLING IN MANCHESTER The one and only cycling event in the Great series, one I was really looking forward to. PRE-EVENT CHECKLIST Try and make sure you can tick all of these boxes before setting off for the start line on Sunday 29 June. COMMUNICATING AND STAYING SAFE Communication is a key factor to safety on the road. We have compiled some essential signals for riding in a group. A GRAND DAY OUT Christine is a volunteer champion with British Cycling's Breeze Network and rode the 26-mile route with a friend MY BEST DAY ON A BIKE EVER This was my first organised cycle event. I cycle mostly to commute and bought a road bike only this year. I had never ridden more than 30 miles in one go, and that was 30 years ago. But how could any Mancunian with a bike not want to join in the Great...