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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.

Find Cycling Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

It's down to us

Tue, 29 Sep 2020

It is important as ever to practice social distancing to help protect your family friends and community.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

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.

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

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0161 274 2000
Whitwick Park

Whitwick Park

Whitwick Park is within walking distance of the centre of Whitwick located on North Street.

Active Rutland

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Cycling

Brixworth Velo

Brixworth Velo is a friendly social cycling club that meets in Brixworth on a Sunday morning for the social club run.

Cycling

Get Healthy Get Into Sport

Want to learn to ride a bike, or looking to improve your confidence on the roads? Come along and meet our trainers at the Youth Centre. Sessions are Free.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

British Cycling - The Places to Ride Programme

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.

Partners

  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Melton LSA
    Sport England
    Active Partnerships
    Blaby LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Equality Standard
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester
    Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • Blaby LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Sport England
    Safeguarding
  • NWL LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Active Partnerships
    Active Leicester
  • Harborough LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Active Rutland