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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.

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

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General Enquiries
Contact Telephone
0161 274 2000

Hethersett Velo Club

Hethersett Velo Club was established in May of 2013.

Bicycle Links

Bicycle Links is a Norwich-based social enterprise.

Pedal Revolution

Cycle shop with store in Norwich and Gorleston

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

Splash Leisure Centre

Whether you swim, enjoy the gym, or fancy something else entirely, here at the Splash Leisure and Fitness Centre we can help you reach your fitness target, ensuring you have fun in the process.

Cycling

North Walsham Velo

North Walsham Velo (NWV) is a group of cyclists who enjoy biking on the roads of Norfolk. The goal of the club is to encourage safe road cycling practices that promote a healthy, active, environmentally aware lifestyle in our community. The club welcomes

Cycling

Norfolk Cycle Racing

A hub for mass-start cycle racing in Norfolk and surrounding areas.

Cycling

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.

Cycling

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

Beginners bike rides

Beginners bike rides

Free, relaxed bike rides on quiet roads where you can gain confidence and meet new people.

Speedway Come and Try It! Free junior taster sessions

Speedway Come and Try It! Free junior taster sessions

Have a go at Cycle Speedway using bikes with no brakes or gears!

Speedway Come and Try It! Free junior taster sessions

Speedway Come and Try It! Free junior taster sessions

Have a go at Cycle Speedway using bikes with no brakes or gears!

Ladies' beginners bike rides

Ladies' beginners bike rides

Do you fancy coming out and exploring the Marriott's Way with a small group by bike? Come and join our sociable, confidence-building women's bike rides, every Wednesday and Sunday, starting from the Marlpit Community Centre at 9.30 am.

Special Olympics Norfolk Disability Cycling

Special Olympics Norfolk Disability Cycling

Special Olympics Norfolk has teamed up with the Sportspark and Active Norfolk to create a cycling group for children and adults with disabilities.

Cycle Speedway for all ages - come and try!

Cycle Speedway for all ages - come and try!

Hethersett Hawks are a very friendly and supportive cycle speedway club. Cycle speedway involves racing 4 laps around an oval, outdoor track. Club Nights are at 6.30pm every Tuesday, March - October, including during school holidays. Suitable for all ages from 5+ - come along and see what it's all about or have a go! First session is free, after that £1 a week payable on the night!

Young people’s bike maintenance hub

Young people’s bike maintenance hub

A free drop in for anyone under eighteen to work on a bike, supervised by trained maintenance volunteers. All tools are provided – just bring your bike along.

British Cycling - The Places to Ride Programme

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)