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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

Breeze Network Norwich and Norfolk

Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. Our aim is to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride.

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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.

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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.

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Iceni Velo

A cycling club with regular club runs. All you need is the ability to ride a bike.

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

Tri Harder

Norfolk's finest multisport store with all of your swim, bike and run needs. Road and TT bikes, cycle clothing, swim wetsuits, triathlon apparel and much, much more!

We do weekly training sessions and also have a women's only Cycling group.

Hethersett Velo Club

Hethersett Velo Club was established in May of 2013.

Hethersett Hawks Cycle Speedway Club CSC

We are a friendly and supportive club and our season runs March to October. Club nights are every Tuesday, from 6.30pm at Hethersett Memorial Playing Fields. Open to all ages, come along and have a go! Your first session is free, £1 after that!

Everyone Active - Splash Leisure and Fitness 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.

Beginners bike rides

Beginners bike rides

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

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.

Disability Cycling Group

Disability Cycling Group

Special Olympics Norfolk has teamed up with UEA Sportspark and Active Norfolk to create a cycling group
that will initially run on a monthly basis on a Sunday morning, starting in the New Year, 2020. 7 adaptive bikes can be provided or you can bring your own if you prefer.

Community Roots cycle hub – maintenance drop in

Community Roots cycle hub – maintenance drop in

Pop along to Community Roots Cycle Hub where our fully trained bike maintenance volunteers can help you to fix up your bike yourself and learn how to maintain it.

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.

Community Roots cycle hub – group ride

Community Roots cycle hub – group ride

On the first Friday of each month join us for a relaxed social ride, exploring the striking coastal scenery around Great Yarmouth.

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)