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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.

Cycle to Work Day: 8 August

Thu, 08 Aug 2019

It’s Cycle To Work Day on 8th August!

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

National Parks Week: 22-29 July

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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.

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 Physical Activity, Sport & Health Team

Delivering programmes to support you to become more active.

Bike Week - 8-16 June

Sat, 08 Jun 2019

This June Love to Ride are teaming up with Cycling UK to celebrate everyday cycling for everyone - and you're invited to experience the freedom of two wheels and help others to discover the joys and b

Cycle to Work Day

Thu, 08 Aug 2019

Cycle to Work Day is the UK’s biggest cycle commuting event.

National Parks Week: 22-29 July

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

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.

Breeze

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

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Telephone
0161 274 2000

Brixworth Velo

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

Bagworth Heath Woods

A 75ha reclaimed colliery site owned by Leicestershire County Council between Bagworth and Thornton. Part of the work has been funded through the Tender Scheme.

Jubilee Wood

A 19ha mixed woodland which was presented to Leicestershire County Council in 1977 to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

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

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

Partners

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