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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


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.

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

The Big Pedal

The Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling and scooting challenge. It inspires pupils, staff and parents to choose two wheels for their journey to school.

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 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 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

0161 274 2120


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


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