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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.

Connecting Actively to Nature

CAN is an exciting programme that supports and inspires inactive people aged over 55, in Devon, Torbay and Plymouth, to connect actively to nature. This includes people with multiple barriers to ac

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.

Bikeability

Bikeability is today’s cycle training programme. It’s like cycling proficiency, but better! It’s about gaining practical skills and understanding how to cycle on today’s roads.

Let's Ride

Free bike rides to join, and great cycle routes to explore, from British Cycling and HSBC UK.

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

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General Enquiries
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0161 274 2000
Legacy Leisure

Legacy Leisure

Riverside Leisure Centre is a large fitness facility offering a 100 station gym, Queenax functional training studio, over 150 weekly instructor led and virtual group exercise classes, indoor cycling studio, 6 court sports hall and 2 squash courts.

Torbay Leisure Centre

Torbay Leisure Centre

Located in the heart of Paignton we are a leisure centre offering a 25m swimming pool as well as a trainer pool, 92 station gym, including Queenax Rig, sports hall, 4 squash courts,a friendly onsite café and even a Velopark.

Wonford

Wonford

Wonford Sports Centre offers a newly refurbished 40 station gym, dedicated free weights pump room, sports hall, relaxing sauna, all weather AstroTurf pitch and an indoor cycling studio. We also offer a great group exercise programme offering 30 classes a

Okehampton College

Okehampton College

This is Okehampton College's profile for logging activity of staff and students

Teignbridge District Council

Teignbridge District Council

Teignbridge Leisure consists of 3 Leisure Centres (Newton Abbot LC, Broadmeadow SC and Dawlish LC), 1 outdoor pool (Teignmouth Lido) and Shaldon Approach Golf.

Grand Western Canal Country Park

Grand Western Canal Country Park

The Grand Western Canal Country Park and Local Nature Reserve meanders for 11¼ miles through beautiful countryside and quiet villages between the market town of Tiverton and the hamlet of Lowdwells.

- Horse drawn barge
- Cafés
- Play park
- Visito

Exeter Eagles BMX Club

Exeter Eagles BMX Club

Exeter's BMX club for riders of all ages and abilities. The club competes in regional and national bmx events as well as hosting our own race events.

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.

Local Project Manager - Love to Ride Suffolk

The purpose of the LPM role is successfully to deliver the Ride 365 and Cycle September programme by building relationships with key contacts at workplaces large and small and encouraging as many organisations, departments and people as possible to take part. They will also work with community groups and stakeholders in the Suffolk County region. An aim of this role is to encourage 150 businesses and 3,500 people to participate, of which at least 500 participants are ‘new-riders’ or ‘non-riders’. The focus will be on working with existing riders to encourage new or inexperienced riders to participate.

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