5 ways to get more out of your bike

From rolling up at a retro cycling festival, to switching your commute, 5 ways to put your best pedal forward in 2017: the year of the bike

1. Bums on saddles

Finesse your technique and ride with a community of like-minded souls by joining one of the hundreds of UK cycling clubs. Find your nearest here.

2. Peddling goodwill

Get in shape and put those burned calories to good use with a sponsored cycle, from epic pedals through south-east Asia to the classic London to Brighton race.

3. Enjoy the ride

Party on two wheels at one of dozens of cycling festivals in the UK this summer, including June’s ‘quintessentially British’ Eroica Britannia, with races designed for novices and ‘trailblazers’.

Image: Eroica Britannia

4. Chain reaction

Spinlister is the Airbnb of bikes. Make some extra cash with yours, or rent one for that next big trip.

5. Working out

Save money on a new set of wheels with Cyclescheme, designed to encourage more people to commute by bike.

Featured image: Eroica Britannia

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