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

An Overview of Cycling

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. In Glasgow, we are fortunate to have various cycling clubs that offer activities for beginners through to elite athletes. We also have a world class velodrome at the Emirates Arena which can be used by those learning to cycle on the velodrome through our accreditation scheme or for elite riders training to compete.

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. Depending on the club/ session you attend you may be able to hire a bike though there can sometimes be a cost associated with this.

Glasgow Sport offer specific cycling sessions with the Velodrome at the Emirates Arena and these can be viewed on the right hand column of this page in the Get Involved section. Costs will be included in the information.

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.

Community Sport Hubs

Community Sport Hubs bring together sport clubs and key local partners who want to develop and grow the sporting offering in the community.

This Girl Can

Tue, 01 Sep 2020

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating.

National Governing Bodies

Scottish Cycling

Contact Email
info@scottishcycling.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0141 554 6021
Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

Dennistoun & Area Community Sports Hub

Partnership of sports and activity providers delivering activity in the Dennistoun Area. Linking sports activity to community needs is the key to everything that DACSH undertakes.
A number of venues are used, with the main hub being in Alexandra Park.

NG Active

NG Active

NG Active is a partnership between NG Homes and Glasgow Sport, linking to deliver sport and activity in the Springburn area of Glasgow.
From walking to Disc Golf being delivered in Springburn Park, the partnership are jointly working on a variety of acti

Cycling

Glasgow Cycle Speedway Club

We are a local cycling club which is providing competitive and social cycle racing in a friendly environment.

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub is an area based hub, with facilities and activities taking place in Easterhouse Sport Centre and Easterhouse Phoenix Community Centre. There is a wide range of activity on offer.

Cycling

Glasgow BMX Centre

The state of the art facility is the only permanent venue constructed for the European Championships in Glasgow and is Scotland’s only World and Olympic standard BMX track and the second in Britain.

SAPC Community Sports Hub

SAPC Community Sports Hub

St. Angela’s Participation Centre (SAPC) is helping to embrace diversity and improve the lives of young people and their families in and around Greater Pollok

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports

Drumchapel Sports is a Community Sports Hub made up of local voluntary led sports clubs, working towards the vision of a healthy, confident and inspiring community in Drumchapel.

Bikeability Widening Participation Fund

Bikeability Widening Participation Fund

1:00am - Fri 29th October, 2021

The fund will help to identify those children who don’t currently access Bikeability, address the barriers that they face to access training and seek ways to resolve these. This will then help The Trust and the Department for Transport understand how to create a programme that reaches every child.

Community Activator

n this role of a Community Activator, you will:

Maintain and develop new partnerships and relationships within the local communities and with other local cycling delivery partners within Nottingham to provide British Cycling with the most effective routes to market to deliver its recreation programmes.

Develop, coordinate, and contribute to the delivery of a local recreation programme for adults, families, and children and young people. Developing the local workforce and community volunteers to ensure sustainability of the local programme.