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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.

Bike Week

Sat, 06 Jun 2020

Bike Week, delivered by Cycling UK, is an annual celebration to showcase cycling. Riding a bike can easily be a part of everyday life and Bike Week is here to inspire you to give cycling a try.

The Big Pedal

Wed, 22 Apr 2020

Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking and scooting challenge. It inspires hundreds of thousands of pupils, staff and parents to choose human power for their journey to

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

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General Enquiries
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0161 274 2000

Balanceability Market Harborough - Groovy Riders

A learn to ride course for toddlers and older children. Toddlers learn and have fun riding balance bikes and older children learn the skills to ride with pedals during a 6 week course through a combination of balance and agility activities.

Swallowdale Primary School

Swallowdale Primary School provides children with a varied and carefully planned range of physical activities on a daily basis, allowing them to progress and blossom.

The Pavilion

The Pavilion Leisure Centre, in Huncote, offers a range of leisure facilities.

Mallory Park

An iconic motor sport venue nestled in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, Mallory Park has a rich racing heritage and an adrenalin-fuelled future, with plans to revive motorsport memories spanning half a century with the return of big-time event

Oakfield Short Stay

Oakfield Short Stay School is for primary aged children who have been permanently excluded from school or are at risk of permanent exclusion.

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

Partners

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