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Cycling is a great sport, loved by millions around the world.

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An Overview of Cycling

Cycling is a great sport, loved by millions around the world. 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.

Click here for local NGB contacts and here for more on cycling opportunities across Derbyshire.


  • 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.


Bikes can be expensive but once you have one you can cycling anywhere and everywhere.


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.


Bike, Helmet, reflective clothing, lights.


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

National Governing Bodies

British Cycling

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General Enquiries
Contact Telephone
0161 274 2000

Howitt Primary Community School

Howitt is a larger than average Primary School with approximately 400 pupils. We are lucky to have our own purpose built Nursery so that children can learn here from an early age. In main school, there are 2 classes for each year group.


Team DUFFO have been instrumental in getting thousands of people active over the past few years. Organising events which are challenging yet achievable, sometimes taking people out of their comfort zone, but most importantly fun and enjoyable is the name

Breeze Network Derbyshire

Breeze Network is part of British Cycling to encourage more ladies to take up cycling. I trained Breeze Champion will organise and lead free guided cycle rides for women. To book on a free guided ride visit the Facebook page or Goskyrides.com/breeze to f

Aldercar High School & Community Centre

Aldercar High School and 6th Form Centre is an important resource for all the community, providing an excellent service not only to students, but also to the wider community it serves.


Cyclone 24 is the UK’s only 24 hour indoor track cycling relay challenge event.

Offering a team cycling experience that is genuinely different, demanding and alluring; a six person team, 24 hour relay cycling challenge.

Derby Arena Track League

Derby Arena Track League will run 2/3 leagues p.a. for junior or adult riders who have a valid track accreditation from a GB indoor track and have
at least 10 hours track experience in the past year.
All riders must have gold or silver BC membershi


Running and fitness specialist in the Intu Centre Derby.

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.

Let’s Ride Pop-up Volunteer Coordinator

Let’s Ride Pop-Up events are free monthly cycle events held around the UK that encourage people to come along and ride around a traffic-free cycle circuit as many times as they want, at a pace that suits them. Held at either purpose-built traffic-free cycle circuits or local parks, the events are open to all ages and abilities with volunteers on hand throughout to lend some gentle guidance if needed to create a safe, enjoyable, give-it-a-try environment.

National Training Co-ordinator - Cycling Projects

Cycling Projects is a national charity that focusses on reaching connecting and weaving cycling into lifestyle of marginalised individuals and their communities. We have a particular focus on supporting people living with disabilities, inactive community members and those living with lifelong illness.

Cycling Development Officer - Norwich

A talented, experienced candidate is required to deliver and monitor Cycling UK Development and Behaviour Change projects to meet the need of the local community.

Cycling Development Officers x 3

To deliver and monitor Cycling UK Development and Behaviour Change projects to meet the need of the local community

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.