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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.

To find out more about how you can get involved with cycling in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, click here.

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.

Facts

  • 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

Find Cycling Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Bikeability

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.

HSBC UK Breeze

HSBC UK Breeze offers fun, free bike rides for women of all abilities across the UK.

HSBC UK Guided Rides

Free and friendly local rides, led by knowledgeable Ride Leaders.

HSBC UK Ride Social

HSBC UK Ride Social is a brilliant way to connect with friendly local riders and explore fantastic routes together.

Let's Ride

Free bike rides to join, and great cycle routes to explore, from British Cycling and HSBC UK.

This Girl Can

This Girl Can seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them using images that show what activity really looks like in all its glory.

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

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Apex Multisports Bedfordshire

Apex Multisports Bedfordshire

Apex Multisports Bedfordshire started in August 2014 having been invited by Team beds and Luton to deliver across the No Limits programme as well as in partnership with Bedfordshire based colleges, the university of Bedfordshire and National Governing Bod

ATW Team

ATW Team

I am the head coach of a triathlon team, we have athletes of all abilities and always welcome newcomers and beginners.

Icknield Road Club

Icknield Road Club

We are a cycling club, based in Central Bedfordshire, of about 150 members. Time Trialling, Cyclo-Cross, Road and Track Racing, social activities are provide on and off-road under the supervision of experienced cyclists and qualified coaches. We work with

WheelPower

WheelPower

WheelPower are dedicated to providing opportunities for disabled people to find a sport they enjoy and provide opportunities throughout the year to introduce people to wheelchair sport..

UK Sport

UK Sport

UK Sport provides strategic investment to enable Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic sports and athletes to achieve their full medal winning potential.

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics offers a lifetime of learning through sport and benefits individuals of all ages and ability levels – from those with low motor abilities to highly skilled athletes.

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SPORT

BRITISH UNIVERSITIES & COLLEGES SPORT

British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) is the national governing body for Higher Education (HE) sport in the UK, a membership organisation, and a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, and our vision is simple, to enhance the student e

British Cycling - Places to Ride Crowdfunder

British Cycling - Places to Ride Crowdfunder

British Cycling’s Places to Ride programme is funding the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities and activities in communities across England.