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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.

Cycle to Work Day

Thu, 08 Aug 2019

Cycle to Work Day is the UK’s biggest cycle commuting event.

National Parks Week: 22-29 July

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

National Parks Week is the National Parks family's annual celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about our 15 National Parks - Britain's breathing spaces.

Breeze

Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun.

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Telephone
0161 274 2000

Pedalsport Cycling Club

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

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

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

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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