Medical experts put my quick recovery down to regular cycling, now I always write down why I ride - How TV's Rebecca Charlton stays motivated

Capturing reasons why riding makes you feel good could motivate you to get out on your bike

Rebecca Charlton in hospital (left) and presenting with Eurosport (right)
A complicated labour meant Rebecca had a long recovery, but experts said her regular exercise more than halved it
(Image credit: Rebecca Charlton/Eurosport)

Most of us have busy lives, packing in cycling alongside work, family commitments and more - making 'quick wins' extremely inviting. But, do they work? In our weekly series we speak to cyclists of all kinds, to find out what one change they've made that's helped to make them a better bike rider - and ask - will it work for you?

Rebecca Charlton is a TV presenter, journalist, commentator and author, but is probably best known for presenting on Eurosport, and providing ITV's coverage of the OVO Energy Women's Tour of Britain and Tour of Britain.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.


Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.


For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 


She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.