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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.

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
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

Cycling

Crank It Up Cycling Opportunities For All

Cycling Opportunities for All throughout Yorkshire .

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.

Cycling Instructor

Could you enthuse the next generation of cyclists?

Outspoken Training are searching for enthusiastic and energetic individuals to deliver fun, inspiring Bikeability cycle training in local primary schools. If you enjoy working outdoors, would like to work in schools, love cycling and/or have a strong interest in teaching/coaching, this will definitely appeal to you.

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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