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What is Cycling?

You don’t need to spend a fortune to cycle – a battered bike with a basket fits in just as well as one with fancy pedals and performance wheels. You can cycle for fun, or combine getting fit with moving from a to b (even better!). Cycling isn’t just about the streets though – road, track (sometimes called pursuit) and BMX (Bicycle Motocross) are all options too. Just depends what you’re looking for – a slow pedal on the road, or a faster bumpy ride on dirt roads? Whatever floats your boat!

What are the benefits?

  • It’s a much cheaper, healthier and faster way to get around. And even better, it’s great for the environment too!
  • Boost your fitness and brainpower
  • Can help you get better at other types of activity
  • You can get fit without trying too hard – if you want to just pedal slowly, that’s OK too and still good for you (shh…we won’t tell)

What will I need?

You need a bike and the bike you need will depend on what type of cycling you want to do. But some places will have bikes for you to borrow (like BMX tracks). A helmet is vital, and some bright clothes will make you feel safer too.