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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.

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.

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Telephone
0161 274 2000

Club Doncaster Sports College

Club Doncaster Sports College is affiliated with Club Doncaster & Club Doncaster Foundation. We provide high quality, flexible and responsive courses.

Cycling

Calder Clarion Cycling Club

We cater for all forms of cycling, all ages & abilities. We are part of the National Clarion Organisation.

We run regular cycle rides suitable for you,
whatever your speed, ability, experience, age or sex.

We offer regular club rides, run weekly G

Curly's Athletes

Community centric event management. We believe everyone is an athlete and through setting a physical challenge it can encourage a more active lifestyle.

Event management, concept to delivery

Consultation, well-being/sport objectives and sport site

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

Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam is the best modern university in the north of England, as ranked by the 2015 Times Good University Guide. With regard to sport, we regularly achieve top 20 in BUCS rankings, and offer a range of volunteering, coaching and participation op

Cycling

Pedalsport Cycling Club

Under 16, Over 16, Over 16, The club has 6 qualified coaches and 20 volunteers

British Cycling - The Places to Ride Programme

British Cycling - The Places to Ride Programme

1:00am - Fri 31st December, 2021

The Places to Ride programme will fund the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities in communities across England.

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.

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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