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Leisure cycling is about seeing, exploring and visiting new places on a bicycle. I enjoy short cycle tours with stop-offs along the way and travel from A to B by bike, scooter or on foot as often as I can.

 

Through leisure cycling around the UK and beyond, I have been able to combine an interest in travel with my passion for modern architecture, 20th-century history, sport and landscape photography.

 

My aim is to showcase wonderful leisure cycling experiences through regular blog posts that will hopefully inspire you to get your bike out and head for somewhere new.
 

If you would like to get in touch with leisurecyclist.com, please do so using the email address below or through the contact form and I'll get back to you.

 

Steven Rittey

Email: info(@)leisurecyclist.com | Instagram: @leisurecyclist

Featured Leisure Cycling Blogs

October 6, 2019

Just deciding where to go is the biggest hurdle...
 

There are over 100 cycling holiday itineraries available on Freewheel Holidays at any one time and often suggesting where customers should go is one of our biggest challenges. We’ve found that selecting a cycling holiday is not like choosing a ‘nor...

July 7, 2019

Completing a travel goal by heading to Lerwick...
 

Going up to the Shetland Islands off the north coast of Scotland has always been a travel goal of mine. When I saw that Lonely Planet had shortlisted the archipelago as one of Europe's must-see destinations for 2019, I knew that this was the year to...

May 27, 2019

Back to Brussels Charleroi Airport...
 

Out of all of the airports dotted around Europe, I have probably spent more time at Brussels Charleroi Airport on the outskirts of the Belgian capital than anywhere else. Ryanair generally offer very low fares from Manchester Airport to Charleroi. This flight w...

February 22, 2019

Apologies for the radio silence...
 

Over the past six months, there hasn't been much activity on leisurecyclist.com. Not because I have fallen out of love with cycling, travelling or getting out and about, it's just that the past few months have been really busy with other writing projects, wedding...

August 15, 2018

Representing Great Britain on the quirky fringes of sport...

I’ve always wanted to try a reach a level where I could perhaps represent the UK abroad in an official championships or international race. Cycling and running are obviously too competitive to be considered, so I needed to go to the quirk...

May 21, 2018

Thwarted by the weather. Rewarded by the weather...


Believe it or not, this cycle tour actually started on the 27th December! The winter of late 2017 and 2018 turned into one of the worst on record and I twice had to alter my plans to visit West Wales because of unusually heavy snow in all parts of...

April 29, 2018

Going further afield for the same price as staying at home...


With a bit of planning and preparation, you’ll be amazed at where you can go cycling just for the day. You simply need to get up early, book your flight tickets in advance and keep to a tight itinerary the moment that you exit the plane.

H...

April 15, 2018

Ticking off Innsbruck on the way home...


After producing a flyer in February to promote cycling holidays for the Innsbruck tourist board, I wanted to visit the city myself to see if the wonderful images shown in the promotional material were genuinely as nice in real life as they looked in print....

April 2, 2018

First blog post of 2018. I'm back...


This is my first blog post of 2018 as I have been using my spare time to write articles for football magazines, prepared and delivered a successful architecture photo talk to the Rochdale Photographic Society and also visited Riga in Latvia where the closest I ca...

October 30, 2017

Up early and exploring St. Helier...


I woke up early on the Sunday morning as I only had about 6 hours to complete a loop of the island, drop the bike off and catch the bus to the airport for an early evening flight. I am always conscious of trying to do ‘too much’ on departure days and potentially...

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