The Top 10 Cycling blog ranking was last updated 25/07/2018.
Staying at the top of our rankings, and wearing a yellow jersey, no doubt, is The Inner Ring. Choosing to remain anonymous, the creator of this blog shares a passion for all things cycling, but pro cycling especially. From covering cycle races with stage-by-stage reviews, to opinion and chat highlighting a different point of view on the sport, The Inner Ring allows readers to share their thoughts with each other and become part of this online community. With a handy lexicon section and a guide to the best roads to explore on two wheels (Roads to Ride), The Inner Ring is invaluable for new and experienced cyclists alike.
Moving into second place is London Cyclist. Andreas Kambanis started the site to combine his two passions: cycling and blogging, and so he shares his cycling tips and favourite routes around the capital. Packed with plenty of advice for anyone cycling in the city, from the best way to transport your bike on public transport to reviews of shared cycling services such as ofo, London Cyclist has plenty of reviews of the latest gear and technology for bike lovers. It also hosts an eBook covering the 35 best cycling routes around London and a handy app to help you repair your bike on the go.
Created by Andrew P. Sykes, an author, teacher and cyclist, CyclingEurope.org is where he shares his latest adventures and stories of his travels with his bike. Andrew posts about trips he’s taken – both close to home and further afield around Europe. CyclingEurope.org is a great resource for anyone planning to explore a new country on a bicycle, as alongside his travel tips is plenty of practical advice from how to tackle a long-distance ride to transporting your bike around the UK on trains and ferries. With three books about his adventures available, and a monthly podcast, CyclingEurope.org gives any budding cyclist plenty of inspiration to get out and explore the continent.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Andrew P. Sykes, creator of CyclingEurope.org.
Juliet Elliott, former pro-snowboarder, model, PR consultant, journalist and cyclist, created Bikes N’ Stuff to share her love of cycling and promote women in sport. Named as one of the ‘most influential women in cycling’ by Bikebiz, Juliet is a multi-discipline cyclist, sharing her tips and training videos for both road cycling and mountain biking. Bikes N’ Stuff has advice and reviews for all levels, from how to recover from a crash to the best skincare products for cyclists. An outspoken advocate for women in sport, Juliet also founded Coven Magazine, an action, art and adventure magazine for women.
Jumping up to fifth place in our rankings is the official blog of online outdoor retailer Wiggle, which is written by its staff who give their opinion, insight and thoughts on the world of cycling. Their topical posts can range from the general – how to stay hydrated in the heat – to reviews of the latest tech. With multiple contributors, Wiggle shares the cycling journey of different people at different levels of expertise, so the budding cyclist should feel at home. Whether you are training for a triathlon, or looking for some new cycling gear, the team behind the Wiggle blog has all the information you need.
Created by Mark Treasure back in 2011, As Easy As Riding A Bike aims to raise awareness of how accessible cycling is in cities across the UK and Europe. Reviewing changes to cycle paths and routes, Mark posts about the impact this has on the safety of cyclists and other road users, in order to educate the reader on how to safely enjoy cycling around cities. As Easy As Riding A Bike doesn’t shy away from the more controversial topics in the cycling world, such as the debate around the compulsory wearing of helmets and the environmental impact cycling has. As Easy As Riding A Bike also covers Mark’s travel to different countries, comparing their attitudes to cycling with the UK and reviewing his recent adventures on two wheels.
A brand-new entry into our ranking is road|THEORY, created by Pete Linsley, a self-confessed cycling fan. He covers pro-cycling and everything bike related in a light-hearted and relatable way. Rather than serious reviews of a race, Pete blogs about the action both on and off the road, whether it’s a certain phrase a rider uses or predictions for the yellow jersey. Encouraging his readers to enjoy cycling, road|THEORY has tips on the best street food for cyclists and how to beat the Great British weather if you’re on a bike. road|THEORY is the perfect combination of humour and invaluable advice.
Want to learn more about this blog? Read our blogger spotlight with Peter Linsley, author of road|THEORY, formally called ragtime cyclist.
Founded by Brian Palmer back in 1996, thewashingmachinepost (TWMP) reviews a variety of cycling gear and equipment, from the latest in technology to the best books for cycling fanatics to read. Based in the Scottish Hebrides, Brian posts about his rides accompanied with photos of the incredible scenery he sees. TWMP also posts regular interviews with big names in the cycling world, whether it’s the founders of cycling clothing start-ups or competitive cyclists on the international circuit.
Another new entry into our rankings is The Ranty Highwayman, created by Mark, who is a professional engineer. His blog aims to find ways to make walking and cycling in cities around the UK more accessible. Encouraging the reader to get involved in the debate, Mark shares his views on how different cities are catering for cyclists on their roads, what works and what could be done better. The Ranty Highwayman campaigns for change across the UK and it offers a dedicated resources section with advice on how the reader can too, as well as offering guidance on legislation and more for the new campaigner.
10. The Bike Show
Entering our ranking for the first time is The Bike Show. On its weekly radio show and accompanying blog, Jack Thurston talks and writes about all things cycling. With popular features such as the Rolling Interviews, where Jack chats to various guests while out on a bike ride, and his Lost Lanes guidebooks which uncover hidden cycling routes from around the UK, The Bike Show is much more than just a blog. Popular for cycling fans around the country, Jack has featured in The Guardian and cycling publications including Cycling Plus and Momentum.
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.