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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.

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.

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

Norfolk Outdoor Adventures

Norfolk Outdoor Adventures provide instruction, guided trips & excursions in the stunning Norfolk area across the following exciting activities... SUP (Stand Up Paddling) // Kayaking // Trail Running // Nordic Pole Running // Nordic Walking // Cycling (Ro

Hethersett Velo Club

Hethersett Velo Club was established in May of 2013.

Cyclists Touring Club CTC Norfolk

Norfolk CTC is a friendly group of cyclists. There are 3 branches based in Norwich, Diss and King's Lynn.

Whitlingham Adventure

Set within the beautiful Whitlingham Country Park, we offer a wide range of water & land based adventures for all ages and abilities. From taster sessions, accredited courses, school holiday activities, craft hire, birthday parties, clubs, private launche

Norfolk Cycling Events

Putting on some of the best cycling events in Norfolk, Distances from 5 miles to 200 miles. Also Norfolk's only multi day event

Mulbarton Velo Club

We are a social cycling club based in Mulbarton in South Norfolk.

Today we focus on social road rides, sportives and charity rides. We have a handful of mountain bikers, racers and time trialers too. As we expand we hope to increase our presence in

Cycling Club Breckland

Cycling Club Breckland was formed in 1975. The club holds activities over a wide area of Norfolk, and has weekly club meetings on Tuesday evenings at Shipdham United Reform Church Hall – between Dereham and Watton, starting about 20:00

Aylsham Road Cycling Club

We are a local racing team who compete in local road and MTB events
We have a closed club policy and not open to membership at this point.

ParkRide - Whitlingham

ParkRide - Whitlingham

Get on your bike without worry of traffic and take your health and fitness goals up a gear!

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.

Mat Cork

Recreation Manager (Eastern)

Nigel Hampton

Regional Development Manager (Eastern)