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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.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

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

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.

Bikeability Widening Participation Fund

Bikeability Widening Participation Fund

1:00am - Fri 29th October, 2021

The fund will help to identify those children who don’t currently access Bikeability, address the barriers that they face to access training and seek ways to resolve these. This will then help The Trust and the Department for Transport understand how to create a programme that reaches every child.

British Cycling - The Places to Ride Programme

British Cycling - The Places to Ride Programme

1:00am - Tue 16th November, 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.

Community Activator

n this role of a Community Activator, you will:

Maintain and develop new partnerships and relationships within the local communities and with other local cycling delivery partners within Nottingham to provide British Cycling with the most effective routes to market to deliver its recreation programmes.

Develop, coordinate, and contribute to the delivery of a local recreation programme for adults, families, and children and young people. Developing the local workforce and community volunteers to ensure sustainability of the local programme.

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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