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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.

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!

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

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

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General Enquiries
Contact Telephone
0161 274 2000

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

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.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent University is ranked amongst the UK's greenest universities in the Green League for our environmental commitment. We have 28,000 students (HESA 2011 / 12) and have invested £350 million since 2003 across our three campuses to create an i

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.

Cycle Instructor

Could you enthuse the next generation of cyclists?

Outspoken Training are looking for enthusiastic individuals to deliver fun, inspiring and rewarding Bikeability cycle training in local primary schools. If you enjoy working outdoors, would like to work in schools, love cycling and/or have a strong interest in teaching/coaching, this role will appeal to you.

Partners

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

Partners

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