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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

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Telephone
0161 274 2000

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

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

North Norfolk Wheelers Cycling Club

The North Norfolk Wheelers Cycling Club has members from most major towns and villages in North Norfolk. These include Cromer, Sheringham, Aylsham, North Walsham, Overstrand, Sharrington, Sutton and Hindringham. Our club members age range from 15 years to

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.

Bicycle Links

Bicycle Links is a Norwich-based social enterprise.

Velo Watton

Very social cycling club based in Watton. Riding out on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the summer and winter months from 18.15 10-20 miles and Sunday mornings 08.00 20-30 miles, meeting at the Memorial car park on Thetford Road. All abilities welcome nobo

Tri-a-Sport

Tri-A-Sport CIC is a dynamic social enterprise with the aim of increasing the opportunity for all children and young people within Norfolk and Suffolk to take part in alternative sporting activities and events at school and through holiday clubs and commu

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.

A to Better

Delivering a sustainable travel initiative to new residential developments In Norfolk

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.

Intro to Kettlebell Class

Intro to Kettlebell Class

This class is a full body workout with weighted kettlebells, engaging more than one muscle at a time and core stabilization. This class is specifically for beginners to introduce the use of kettlebells in a structured class environment.

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)