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Cycling

What is Cycling?

Cycling is a great sport, loved by millions around the world.

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.

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

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Feel Alive from 65 Week

25th September - 1st October. A week full of physical activity taster sessions to promote active living in older adults.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Local Programmes

Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Athletes

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current athletes, supported by the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

A unique opportunity to motivate and inspire young people to take part in more competitive school sport.

National Programmes

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. Bikeability giv

Breeze

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

Ride Social

Rides organised by our social network for cyclists

Local Contacts

Steve Johnson

Regional Development Manager - East Midlands

British Cycling

Telephone
0161 274 2120
Url
http://britishcycling.org.uk

Partners

  • Melton Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
    Blaby District Council
    East Midlands Platform
  • British Heart Foundation
    Rutland County Council
    Harborough District Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Leicestershire County Council
    Safeguarding
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
  • QUEST
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Sport England
    County Sport Network

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Age UK L&R
  • Melton Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • County Sport Network
    Leicester City Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Loughborough University
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    Rutland County Council
  • QUEST
    Sport England
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council