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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.


  • 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.


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


National Parks Week: 22-29 July

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.

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

Choose How You Move

Consider the different travel options available to you including Walking and Cycling.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day.

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

School Games (Leicester-Shire & Rutland)

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

National Programmes


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

Local Contacts

Ryan Salmon

Leicester & Nottingham Recreation Officer

British Cycling



  • Active Leicester
    O&W LSA
    Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Sport England
    Harborough LSA
    Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
    H&B LSA
    Active Rutland
    County Sport Network


  • H&B LSA
  • Melton LSA
    Harborough LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Blaby LSA
    Sport England
  • O&W LSA
    County Sport Network
  • Active Rutland
    Equality Standard