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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.

Beat the Street Leicester: 13 Mar-24 Apr

Wed, 13 Mar 2019

A fun, free game that will see Leicester transformed into a giant game! See how far you can walk, cycle and run in just 6 weeks.

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

HSBC UK Let's Ride Leicester

Find rides near you!

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.

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

Coalville Wheelers Cycling Club

The Coalville Wheelers is a Coalville based cycling club with 80 years of history in all types of cycling.

Inspire2tri

Inspire2tri was born from a passion to help people realise personal sporting and fitness achievements, whatever their starting point, goals, ambitions or ‘life’ challenges. We are a NFP Community Interest Company.

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

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.

Spin Class Instructor

Are you interested in running your own spin class?

We are looking for spin class instructors to add to our team of cycling instructors and help meet demand for our growing boutique cycle studio in Taunton.

We offer a unique cycle based HIT experience using the matrix fitness IC7 studio bikes that can be adjusted to each users fitness level so that everyone can get the most out of each class.

Partners

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

Partners

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