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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.


  • 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.


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


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.

Adaptations and Equipment

Bike, Helmet, reflective clothing, lights.


  • 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 Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Telephone
0161 274 2000


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

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


GS Orion Cycling Racing Club

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

The Bradford Bulls Foundation

Harnessing the benefits of sport, we empower, educate, motivate and inspire to make a positive difference for local people. We provide positive activities and experiences for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds with particular focus on sport, p


Love To Ride

Love To Ride online platform gets more people cycling. Events encourage, incentivise, reward & encourage riding.

LoveTo Ride have encouraged over 73,000 people to get on their bikes. Open to all no matter your cycling ability.

Global leaders in be


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


Crank It Up Cycling Opportunities For All

Cycling Opportunities for All throughout Yorkshire .

Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University

Leeds Trinity University offers a comprehensive Coach Education Programme and also offers it's students a fantastic Volunteer programme; which works alongside local community based organisations, companies and schools in line with offering their students


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


Pro-Ride Coaching Ltd

Pro Ride is cycle coaching and training organisation offering a range of activities to help children of all ages gain confidence and skills in cycling. Our action-packed programs use a variety of games, challenges and mini races to engage children in the

Ravenscliffe School Cycling Club

Cycling club for disabled children and young people aged 8+.


Pedalsport Cycling Club

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


Huddersfield Star Wheelers

Go-Ride is cycle skills training for young riders from 6 years old to 16. Go-Ride is all done in a safe traffic free environment. However, skills learnt will greatly help you to progress to safer riding on the road. Go-Ride aims to introduce riders to d

Cycling UK Big Bike Revival Grant Programme - Summer 2024

Cycling UK Big Bike Revival Grant Programme - Summer 2024

1:00am - Tue 25th June, 2024

The Big Bike Revival is all about helping adults to begin or return to cycling through a programme of FREE activities and services, delivered by local community organisations.

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

British Cycling Recreation Manager (West and South Yorkshire)

0794 0433484

Helen Webster

Participation Manager

0794 0433484

Peter Root

Regional Development Manager - Yorkshire

01484 681 625 or 07879 426 064

Peter Root

British Cycling Regional Development Manager - Yorkshire

07879 426 064