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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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Cycling

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.

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!

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Norfolk Cycle Racing

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

Hethersett Velo Club

Hethersett Velo Club was established in May of 2013.

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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

Bicycle Links

Bicycle Links is a Norwich-based social enterprise.

Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre

Offering a whole host of sports and activities, Fakenham Sports and Fitness Centre is dedicated to helping the local community get more active.

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!

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.

Cycling Instructors

We are looking to recruit motivated instructors to join our Little Riders team and deliver children’s cycling courses across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Mat Cork

Recreation Manager (Eastern)

Nigel Hampton

Regional Development Manager (Eastern)