Inspired by our great British cyclists? Get out on your bike
Published 23 July 2012
If this amazing summer of cycling has made you feel like grabbing your bike and going for a ride, we've got loads of easy ways for you to get pedalling with family and friends. The good thing is you don't need to be an elite athlete either!
British Cycling and Sky have teamed up to organise over a thousand local bike rides across the country, all organised and led by friendly British Cycling-trained Ride Leaders. Younger riders can whizz through parks and traffic-free routes and ride like their heroes. But if you prefer to take things at a gentler pace, there are rides at all levels. The information about each ride tells you how long it is, what the ground's like and even if there's a hill.
And if you're already riding but want to meet fellow cyclists near you, why not check out Social Cycling Groups? You can create your own profile, buddy up with other riders and organise rides. It's social networking for cyclists – and it's free!
And because there are still three times more men than women riding bikes for fun, British Cycling's Breeze network offers a range of women-only rides which are sociable and fun.
Check out our Ride Finder at the top of the page to find a ride near you and turn your Tour excitement into a real cycling experience...