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How to get into cycling

By British Cycling

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Get the most out of your bike with British Cycling

Whether you want to cycle more, rekindle your love for your bike or try it for the first time, British Cycling explain how you can get into cycling and get the most from your bike on a budget.

Cycling is a great way to have fun, stay heathy and make new friends. But sometimes it can be hard to know where to start, especially if you’re new to it. That’s where British Cycling comes in. With a range of support available, you can get more out of your bikes than ever before. Here are 4 ways to enjoy the ride with British Cycling. 

Cycling routes

Want to find great cycle routes? Then look no further than the British Cycling Let’s Ride website which boasts over 1000 approved routes across the UK. Their qualified route planners have created detailed maps with a description and rating so you can choose the right route for you.

There are also thousands of recommended cycling routes in OS Maps, which helps you navigate with ease. Look out for the 80 new British Cycling approved routes across the West Midlands or have a go at plotting your own. Discover how to use OS Maps for cycling here

Breeze Rides British Cycling

British Cycling ‘Breeze’ offers women-only rides

Guided Rides

Want to meet new people and don’t know where to ride? Join one of British Cycling’s Guided Rides. Organised by trained ride leaders who will guide you through a route that’s suitable for your ability level. It’s a great way to meet new people, improve your skills and explore new areas.

British Cycling guided rides

British Cycling guided rides

Group Rides

Search and join like-minded cyclists through British Cycling’s Community Group programme. There’s a group for everyone, whether you ride for fun, fitness, adventure, cake, or all of them together! There’s a group for you.

Another great resource is Breeze, British Cycling’s initiative to get more women into cycling. Breeze offers a range of women-only rides, led by female ride leaders. It’s a supportive and welcoming environment for women who are new to cycling or who want to improve their skills. You can find Breeze rides on the British Cycling website, and you can also become a Breeze Champion and lead your own rides.


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British Cycling Membership

Whichever way you cycle becoming a British Cycling member comes with a range of benefits. Membership includes insurance, which can give you peace of mind when you’re out on your bike, as well as discounts on cycling products and events. Members also have access to exclusive content and support, including training plans and coaching.

Whether you’re new to cycling or a seasoned pro, British Cycling has something to offer. With routes, led rides, group rides, women-only rides and membership benefits, you can get more out of your bikes than ever before. So why not give it a try? You never know where your bike might take you.

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By British Cycling

British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling in Britain. They encourage grassroots participation and support Britain’s professional cyclists. Find out more at British Cycling.


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