When do the clocks change? And eight things we love about the increasing sunlight

When do the clocks change? Why do people think it's a good idea to change them? And what does that extra sunlight mean to cyclists?

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Day-time workers across the UK are due to spend most of next week commenting to colleagues "isn't it nice to leave in the light?" (or thinking of replies to the same question) - and that's because at 1am on Sunday March 31 the clocks go forwards by one hour.

This does mean we all lose out on an hour of sleep (unless, shocker: you just ingeniously go to bed an hour earlier and lie to any children in your home about what time it is) but it also means the brightness of five o'clock will be transposed to six o'clock, and so on.

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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan the Editor of Cycling Weekly website. An NCTJ qualified traditional journalist by trade, Michelle began her career working for local newspapers. She's worked within the cycling industry since 2012, and joined the Cycling Weekly team in 2017, having previously been Editor at Total Women's Cycling. Prior to welcoming her daughter in 2022, Michelle raced on the road, track, and in time trials, and still rides as much as she can - albeit a fair proportion indoors, for now.