Cycling is a great sport, loved by millions around the world. Not only is it a cheap mode of transport, cycling is also a great way to challenge yourself with something new!
There are lots of different types of cycling to choose from, from road cycling to mountain biking and track cycling to BMX, but don’t let that overwhelm you – sometimes the best place to start is by dusting off the old saddle and just getting out there.
Cycling is a great form of low impact exercise, so it’s good for your joints – particularly your knees. Cycling is also a great social activity – there are many female-friendly cycling groups and clubs out there that welcome all abilities, and it’s a great activity to enjoy with family and friends too.
The health benefits of cycling aren’t just physical, getting active outdoors and enjoying the fresh air can have a great impact on your mental health and wellbeing.
The cost of cycling can vary, but it doesn’t have to be an expensive activity, especially if you’re just starting out.
Apart from the initial cost of a bike, cycling is a great activity to enjoy for free at a time that suits you.
There are plenty of cost-saving options available to those just starting out, including second hand bikes and local bike hire schemes, however a quick retune of old unloved bike can be just the ticket to get you started.
One of the easiest ways is to get out on a bike local to you. Let's Ride Local is all about family bike rides from your door and has lots of hints and tips.
British Cycling also has Let's Ride which enables you to filter by ride, route, buddy and group. Other useful links are listed below.
There are 30 opportunities listed on the Activity Finder. To view local opportunities please select your local area.
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Leading UK Cycle Charity Sustrans are responsible for the National Cycle Network.
Cycling is a great way for people to get, and stay, fit and healthy.The Cycle to Work Scheme is a voluntary initiative from the Department for Transport, challenging businesses to become cycle friendly employers by making it easy for staff to cycle to and from work.