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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.

To find out more about how you can get involved with cycling in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, click here.

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.

Adaptations and Equipment

Bike, Helmet, reflective clothing, lights.

Find Cycling Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

Daily Boost

The Daily Boost aims to encourage children and young people to do 15 minutes of organised activity at school every day, benefiting their long-term physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Fitcation

The Fitcation offer is about inspiring gentle adventures and active escapes as part of short break activity holidays and trips to Leicestershire and Leicester.

Let's Get Moving: Healthy Spring!

For inspiration and opportunities to get you moving more throughout Spring!

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Telephone
0161 274 2000
Leicester Wheels For All

Leicester Wheels For All

Leicester Wheels For All provides all inclusive cycling at a variety of locations around the East Midlands. Pre-booking only via our website www.leicesterwfa.org

Leicester Forest Cycling

Leicester Forest Cycling

The Leicester Forest Cycling Club is one of the most respected clubs nationwide.

Since it was created by a group of enthusiasts in 1923 it has always been a well organised, well structured and disciplined club. It is a friendly club who cover the whole

Active Leicester

Active Leicester

Active Leicester encompasses all sports in the city.

Cycling

Leicester Cycle Circuit

1km facility for training, coaching, competition and events for all ages & abilities.

Active Leicester: Braunstone And Rowley Fields

Active Leicester: Braunstone And Rowley Fields

The Active Leicester: BRF project offers residents of the Braunstone and Rowley Fields ward of Leicester City aged 14+ the opportunity to take part in free sport and physical activity sessions; all delivered locally by supportive 'Activators'.

Ravenhurst Primary School

Ravenhurst Primary School

We are a Leicestershire Primary School with 519 children on roll - aged 4 to 11. We do a range activities such as Activate, The Daily Mile, BBC Supermovers, Go Noodle and HBSSPAN Virtual Challenges.

Choose How You Move

Choose How You Move

Choosehowyoumove.co.uk is a partnership project between Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council, and funded by the Department for Transport.

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy

Tudor Grange Samworth Academy is an all through school. We have a wide range of sporting opportunities for all students in the Primary and Secondary phases. The school also welcomes the community as we take bookings in the evenings and weekends.

Riverside Community Primary School

Primary school Foundation, KS1 and 2

Minibikers

Minibikers award winning national learn to cycle training programme. Teaching children from 18 months to 10 years how to ride a bike through balance and pedal bike training.

We offer:
Bikeability Training
Learn to Cycle Courses
1:1 Cycling Lessons

Gartree High School

Gartree High School

High school offering a wide range of extra-curricular sport opportunity.

Leicester Women's Velo Cycling Club

Leicester Women's Velo Cycling Club

Leicester Women's Velo is a Cycling Club for the women of Leicester, Leicestershire and beyond, initiated by a group of Leicester Breeze Champions who were (and still are) passionate about encouraging more women onto bikes. We're keen to encourage awomen

Active Challenge

Active Challenge

Action Challenge take groups, individuals, charities and companies on challenge events & inspirational adventures.

Active Blaby

Active Blaby

Active Blaby is your local service to help people become more active. We work hard to give people the capability, opportunity and/or motivation to add a bit more movement into their daily lives.

Active Oadby & Wigston

Active Oadby & Wigston

Active Oadby & Wigston

Narborough Play Park

A child friendly park with lots of play space and equipment.

Leicester Huncote Hornets BMX Club

National Level BMX Facility

B-BUDDIES

B-BUDDIES CIC is a not for profit community interest company
Offering 'anything and everything to do with bikes and cycling'
Cycle Training - Balance Bikes, Learn to Ride, Bikeability, Cycle skills and British Cycling Go Ride Clubs plus British Cycling

Bagworth Heath Woods

Bagworth Heath Woods

A 75ha reclaimed colliery site owned by Leicestershire County Council between Bagworth and Thornton. Part of the work has been funded through the Tender Scheme and now allows for easy walks.

King Georges V Play Area

This play area provides plenty of green space, play and climbing equipment for a wide range of ages as well as a small tarmac court suitable for ball games.

Race Rapid LTD

Race Rapid LTD

Swimming, Cycling and Running at Mallory Park Race Circuit.
Private hire, events management and coaching.

Mallory Park

Mallory Park

An iconic motor sport venue nestled in the heart of the Leicestershire countryside, Mallory Park has a rich racing heritage and an adrenalin-fuelled future, with plans to revive motorsport memories spanning half a century with the return of big-time event

Willow Play Park

A park area for children of all ages with gated play equipment, tarmac court, wooden hill fort area and picnic tables.

Jubilee Wood

Jubilee Wood

A 19ha mixed woodland which was presented to Leicestershire County Council in 1977 to commemorate the Queen's Silver Jubilee.

Loughborough Wednesday Cyclists

Loughborough Wednesday Cyclists

A group of people who enjoy cycling but for one reason or another like to keep the mileage and speed low and the infusion of tea high.

Rutland Walking & Cycling Festival 2024

Rutland Walking & Cycling Festival 2024

The Rutland Walking & Cycling Festival is back for 2024!

Belvoir Castle Triathlon and Multisport Festival

Belvoir Castle Triathlon and Multisport Festival

We host races for all ages and all abilities at iconic castles throughout the UK, Ireland and France. Our event weekends feature races across 7 disciplines – triathlon, duathlon, aquabike, aquathlon, swim, run and obstacle – and 28 distances, from starter to half iron. Come and race your way with us this year!

Cycling UK Big Bike Revival Grant Programme - Summer 2024

Cycling UK Big Bike Revival Grant Programme - Summer 2024

1:00am - Tue 25th June, 2024

The Big Bike Revival is all about helping adults to begin or return to cycling through a programme of FREE activities and services, delivered by local community organisations.

Leicester City - Cycling Funding

Leicester City - Cycling Funding

One-off £300 grants are available from Leicester City Council through the £300 cycle challenge for projects, rides, publicity, training or other events which help get more people on their bikes. Organisations in Leicester can also apply for Cycling UK grants of up to £3,000 for projects which help adults to start or return to cycling.

Senior Cycle Mechanic

We are excited to be recruiting a Senior Cycle Mechanic here in Barnsley, the place of possibilities, and help us to deliver our cycling and active travel ambitions encouraging our residents to cycle for work, travel or leisure.

Cycle Mechanic

We are excited to be recruiting a Cycle Mechanic here in Barnsley, the place of possibilities, and help us to deliver our cycling and active travel ambitions encouraging our residents to cycle for work, travel or leisure.

Sport & Physical Activity Co-ordinator (Cycling)

We are excited to be recruiting a Sport & Physical Activity Co-ordinator here in Barnsley, the place of possibilities, and help us to deliver our ambitions of encouraging every resident to feel the benefits of being more physical activity and moving more for better physical and mental health, with a focus on cycling.