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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 Parks Week: 22-29 July

Tue, 23 Jul 2019

National Parks Week is the National Parks family's annual celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about our 15 National Parks - Britain's breathing spaces.

Breeze

Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun.

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

Contact Name
General Enquiries
Contact Telephone
0161 274 2000

Activate Coast and Countryside Christchurch and East Dorset Councils

The Activate Coast and Countryside programme aims to encourage people to get more active through a wide range of coast and countryside based activities.

Bournemouth Velodrome

Bournemouth Velodrome is a brilliant public facility, set in Slades Farm Open Space. The velodrome, which is available to all, is managed by Active Dorset in partnership with with Bournemouth Borough Council, British Cycling and the local cycling clubs.

Goalspecific and Tripurbeck Triathlon Club

Triathlon Training and coaching for Juniors and adults. We also run junior squads, and one to one training for those looking to develop a regular structured programme focused towards their athletic goals

Wessex Accessible Cycling Club

Wessex Accessible Cycling Club is based at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest and is committed to making cycling and the park accessible to everyone.

Pink Champagne Breast Cancer Survivors Dragon boat team

Encourage individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to lead full and active lives.
Demonstrate the benefits of an active lifestyle through the sport of dragon boat racing.
Raise Awareness of breast cancer.
Provide Support and fellowship to

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.

Spin Class Instructor

Are you interested in running your own spin class?

We are looking for spin class instructors to add to our team of cycling instructors and help meet demand for our growing boutique cycle studio in Taunton.

We offer a unique cycle based HIT experience using the matrix fitness IC7 studio bikes that can be adjusted to each users fitness level so that everyone can get the most out of each class.

Jo-Anne Downing

Recreation Manager-South

07940 302177