SkyRide, a campaign from British Cycling and Sky promoting organised, traffic free rides across the country, starts tomorrow, and glamazon Kelly Brook is getting behind the initiative once again. It’s the perfect excuse to get cycling and enjoy the good old British summer, so we grabbed a quick five minutes with Miss Brook to get her top tips for cycling in style.
SkyRide runs from tomorrow until September, and anyone can get involved. Check out www.goskyride.com to find your nearest one.
LOOK: Why do you think cycling is having a bit of a moment and is becoming cool again?
Kelly: 2012 is such a big year for sport – there’s no better time to get off the sofa and onto the saddle! Any way you look at it, your bike is perfect for everyday transport – cycle to work, school, the shops, wherever!
L: What inspired you to get involved with Sky Ride, are you a keen cyclist?
K: I’ve always enjoyed cycling. Sky Ride is a great opportunity for everyone to get biking together and enjoy traffic free streets. It’s so much fun!
L: What type of bike do you ride?
K: You don’t need a fancy set of wheels, a classic shopper will do. I like to ride a classic Pashley – they’re so timeless and feminine.
L: How do you make sure you look good when you’re cycling?
K: You can get away with wearing dresses. I tend to opt for a feminine basket or stylish saddle bike to keep my essentials to hand.
L: Do you find cycling is effective for exercise as well as getting from A to B?
K: Definitely, cycling is a fun and practical form of exercise.
L: Do you have any essential tips for bicycle beginners?
1. If it’s early days or if you’re just out of the habit, get some additional practice in a traffic free area before you hit the streets
2. If you don’t want to go it alone, check out the website and you can create a new cycle group in your area or join an existing one!
3. Just have fun!
L: How do you tackle windswept hair once you’ve arrived at your destination?
K: I love a casual windswept hair-do, embrace it I say!