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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


Cycle to Work Day 2018: 15 August

Get employees in the saddle for cycle to work day.

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.

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.

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

National Programmes

HSBC UK Guided Rides

Want to get out and cycle more in your local area? Join one of our free, friendly bike rides hosted by British Cycling trained, supportive, local Ride Leaders.

Local Contacts

Steve Johnson

Regional Development Manager - East Midlands

British Cycling

0161 274 2120

Volunteering Opportunities


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


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