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Cycling is a great sport, loved by millions around the world.

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BMX Racing

An Overview of Cycling

From young children on stabilisers, through to adults going for long countryside rides, cycling is for everyone. Sick of being stuck in traffic? Cycling to work is also one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine. There are also a number of cycling clubs around the UK, where coffee and cake stops are as important as the route you ride!

The sport has a lot of different disciplines - BMX, Cycle Speedway, Cycle-cross, Mountain Bike, Road and Track Cycling is an excellent form of physical activity for people seeking to improve their fitness and cardiovascular health.

To find out more about how you can get involved with cycling in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, click here.

Benefits

  • Increased cardiovascular fitness
  • Increased muscle strength and flexibility
  • Improved joint mobility
  • Decreased stress levels
  • Improved posture and coordination
  • Strengthened bones
  • Decreased body fat levels
  • Prevention or management of disease
  • Reduced anxiety and depression.

Costs

Bikes can be expensive but once you have one you can cycling anywhere and everywhere.

Involvement

Just hop on a bike and you're good to go. British Cycling, have information about clubs and racing tracks, and the Breeze programme for women cyclists offers a range of safe and sociable cycle routes for all abilities. If you don't have access to a bike there are hundreds of bike rental facilities across the UK.

Equipment

Bike, Helmet, reflective clothing, lights.

Facts

  • In London 2012, the Great Britain Cycling Team won eight gold medals, two silver medals and two bronze medals which easily placed them at the top of the medal table
  • Great Britain Para-cycling Team won eight gold medals, nine silver medals and five bronze medals also at London 2012

Find Cycling Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Bikeability

Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads.

HSBC UK Breeze

HSBC UK Breeze offers fun, free bike rides for women of all abilities across the UK.

HSBC UK Guided Rides

Free and friendly local rides, led by knowledgeable Ride Leaders.

HSBC UK Ride Social

HSBC UK Ride Social is a brilliant way to connect with friendly local riders and explore fantastic routes together.

Let's Ride

Free bike rides to join, and great cycle routes to explore, from British Cycling and HSBC UK.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Telephone
0161 274 2000
Streetbikes

Streetbikes

We are a cycling charity who enable people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to exercise in a safe environment

Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival

Leeds LGBT+ Sport Fringe Festival

A collection of LGBT+ fitness instructors, teams, clubs and allies. We have organised a fully inclusive 18 day festival each year that introduces individuals to various activities that promote health and wellbeing. We combat Homophobia in sport and Sportp

Cycling

GS Orion Cycling Racing Club

The club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays during summer 6.30pm-8.00pm at Castleford.

Cycling

East Bradford Cycling Club

We run Saturday morning kids sessions for 2 to 18 year olds through out the year for both skills and road training. Road training is on our traffic free 1km road circuit at the back of the sports centre and skills on the all weather pitches plus summer fa

Chair Based Exercise

Chair Based Exercise

Slow paced low Intensity activity session for people struggling with balance and co-ordination

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2022 Commonwealth Games

2022 Commonwealth Games

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is perfectly positioned, sitting at the heart of the UK and standing for the diversity of the Commonwealth.

Dave Rayner Fund

Dave Rayner Fund

The aim of the fund is to aid ambitious cyclists to make a successful career from cycle racing on the continent of Europe.

BMX Freestyle Discipline Development Lead

Whether it’s winning gold medals at Olympic and Paralympic Games, inspiring millions to get on their bikes or campaigning on behalf of our 150,000 members, at British Cycling we are leading our sport and inspiring our communities – with bold ambitions to further grow and diversify in the years ahead.

Set within modern offices at Manchester’s National Cycling Centre, the unique benefits of working for British Cycling include a flexible working environment, 33 days of annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays), Cycle to Work Scheme, Childcare Voucher Scheme, Group Pension Plan, free parking, access to world-class facilities and much more.

Senior Project Officer

At Cycling UK, we imagine a country where everyone is able to cycle. Where the streets are free of congestion and the air is clean to breathe. As the UK’s cycling charity, we inspire more people to ride, making our streets safer for cyclists and opening up traffic-free routes to reach our vision of millions more people cycling across the UK.

Helen Webster

Participation Manager

0794 0433484

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk

Helen Webster

British Cycling Recreation Manager (West and South Yorkshire)

0794 0433484

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk

Peter Root

Regional Development Manager - Yorkshire

01484 681 625 or 07879 426 064

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/

Peter Root

British Cycling Regional Development Manager - Yorkshire

07879 426 064

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/

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