The Top 10 Cycling blog ranking was last updated 24/07/2019.
Staying in first place in our cycling ranking is The Inner Ring. This anonymous pro-cycling blog provides detailed posts covering all the main cycling events, especially the Tour de France. Started back in February 2010, The Inner Ring quickly picked up pace as the cycling season got underway and it soon developed a loyal and engaged fanbase. Mixed in with race reviews are a collection of posts covering all things pro-cycling, from light-hearted articles about the number of roundabouts in France to informative pieces about what the team sponsors do. The Inner Ring also provides cycling book reviews and tips on the best roads to ride, so if you’re thinking of getting into the saddle you’ll find plenty of inspiration here.
Moving into second place is CyclingEurope.org. Created by Andrew P. Sykes, a writer, teacher and cyclist he started his blog so he could share his thoughts on cycling and the adventures he has on two wheels. Andrew has written three books documenting his travels across Europe on his beloved bike, Reggie. CyclingEurope.org has plenty of cycling tips, from where to find the best routes to recommendations of the top ethical and sustainable cycling brands. Andrew is always planning his next biking adventure and next on the cards is Japan, we can’t wait to follow his adventures on CyclingEurope.org!
3. Wiggle Blog
The official blog of online outdoor retailer Wiggle has climbed to third place in our ranking. Written by the staff at Wiggle they share their tips, advice and insight into the world of cycling and triathlons, from guides of how to get back on the bike to how skincare can improve your cycling performance. Wiggle readers can enter various competitions and also pick up tips on what to pack for a triathlon and race day hacks.
Racing up the ranking to fourth place is thewashingmachinepost (TWMP). Created by Brian Palmer back in 1996 TWMP has become a must-read blog for any fans of cycling, sharing reviews of the latest biking gear and equipment. Based in the Scottish Hebrides Brian posts about his rides around the mountains of Scotland, accompanying each post with beautiful photography of the surrounding countryside. TWMP also posts cycling book reviews, from biographies to tour guides, helping his readers decide what to put on their bookshelves.
Bikes N’ Stuff was created by Juliet Elliott, a former pro-snowboarder, model and PR consultant to share her love of cycling and promote women in the sport. Named Bike Biz’s ‘Most Influential Women in Cycling’, Juliet is an outspoken advocate for the sport and founded women’s action, art and adventure magazine, Coven Magazine. Bikes N’ Stuff has plenty of advice for cyclists, with a number of Juliet’s posts writing about enjoying cycling as a family and finding the balance between family life, training and work.
Making tracks up the ranking into sixth place is The Ranty Highwayman. Created by Mark, a professional engineer he brings his passion for design and cycling together in his blog, exploring how we can enable walking and cycling in the UK’s urban areas. The Ranty Highwayman encourages debate around the issues that cyclists face and invites discussion on how these can be improved. Mark writes detailed posts about how planning and engineering could help London’s cyclists get around the city more safely and quickly.
A brand-new entry into our cycling ranking is Epic Road Rides, a blog for keen cyclists who love to travel. Combining her love of cycling and seeing the world, Clare Dewey started Epic Road Rides to share the different rides out there, from a cycling challenge with a five-star hotel at the end to road racing in tough climates. Epic Road Rides has advice on what gear to pack and how to plan your trip including how to fly your bike or hiring bikes abroad.
Pete Linsley is the man behind road|Theory, a blog he created to share his love of all things cycling. Mainly covering pro-cycling he posts about everything that happens on the road and off-road, giving his readers a glimpse into the lives of cycling superstars such as Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish. road|Theory covers big cycling races in detail, providing in-depth accounts of each day on the Tour de France alongside reviews of the latest cycling gear from the best shades to the all-important tool kit.
As Easy As Riding A Bike was created by Mark Treasure back in 2011 with the aim to get more people cycling in Britain. Passionate about sharing the health and environmental benefits of cycling, As Easy As Riding A Bike also tackles the big issues surrounding cycling such as safety when riding around London. Mark is keen to use his blog to start debates in the world of cycling and encourages his readers to be part of the discussion, whether it’s on whether a cycling infrastructure is creating a ‘track mentality’ or the issue of lumping pedestrians and cyclists in together.
10. The Bike Show
Jack Thurston originally created The Bike Show as a radio show which then developed into a podcast with a blog alongside. With thousands of listeners downloading the podcast each week, The Bike Show includes interviews with well-known cyclists, updates on the latest routes Jack’s ridden and interesting discussions such as whether cycling can save the world. For anyone looking to explore the UK on two wheels, Jack has also written several Lost Lane guidebooks, sharing hidden cycling routes to encourage readers of The Bike Show to get out and explore.
The fundamentals of working with bloggers are the same as with traditional journalists at traditional media outlets: respect their schedules; take time to read their material to learn their interests; and only contact them if/when they want to be contacted.
Vuelio’s blog ranking methodology takes into consideration social sharing, topic-related content and post frequency. Profiles of these Cycling blogs and their authors can be found in the Vuelio Media Database.