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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.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

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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

Whitlingham Adventure

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

Pedal Revolution

Pedal Revolution

Cycle shop with store in Norwich and Gorleston

Victory Swim and Fitness Centre

Victory Swim and Fitness Centre

Whether you want to swim, go to the gym, enjoy a fitness class or take on all three, Victory Swim and Fitness Centre has got you covered.

Breeze Network Norwich and Norfolk

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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Iceni Velo

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

Park Ride

Park Ride

Park Ride is a new concept in delivering cycling activities in local communities with the aim of encouraging more people to cycle for travel, health and leisure.

Splash Leisure Centre

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.

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.

British Cycling - The Places to Ride Programme

British Cycling - The Places to Ride Programme

1:00am - Tue 16th November, 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)