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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.

Adaptations and 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 Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Active Glasgow East Community Sport Hub

Our hub aims to serve local people in and around Baillieston, Garrowhill, Mount Vernon, and Carmyle areas of Glasgow. We want to improve the health and wellbeing of local people by getting more people

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.

East End

Activities, clubs, and organisations based in Glasgow's East End.

Easterhouse Community Sport Hub

Our hub aims to serve local people in and around the Easterhouse area of Glasgow. We want to improve the health and wellbeing of local people by getting more people active.

Maryhill and Summerston Community Sports Hub

Maryhill & Summerston Community Sports Hub provides the local people opportunities to participate in a variety of sport and physical activities to help local people be more active and healthier.

National Governing Bodies

Scottish Cycling

Contact Email
info@scottishcycling.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0141 554 6021
Glasgow Gals Cycling Club

Glasgow Gals Cycling Club

Our club is a haven for ladies who want to get on their bike and just have a good time! We focus on inclusion, it doesn’t matter where you’re from or what you’ve done, we’re here to help get you started in the, sometimes, daunting world of cycling

Free Wheel North

Free Wheel North

Free Wheel North is a cycling development charity in Glasgow devoted to the right of everyone to access health, fresh air and exercise.

Glasgow Bike Polo Club

Glasgow Bike Polo Club

A great cycle sport which is fun, fast(ish), mixed gender team sport, on bikes. Everyone welcome.

The Loading Bay

The Loading Bay

Glasgow's indoor skatepark and cafe with a range of facilities and coaches sessions available.

Boots and Beards

Boots and Beards

We work with our communities to improve their health and wellbeing. By working together, we believe in changing lives for the better.

Bluevale Community Club

Bluevale Community Club

We are a community organisation based around Dennistoun and Haghill delivering boxing classes for age 5 and up, fitness classes and various other activities for our community.

Gathering Ground

Gathering Ground

Our projects & courses are a key part of what we do. We aim to deliver fun, creative and educational food focused courses & projects for the community to engage with.

Flourish House

Flourish House

Flourish House is a Clubhouse, which is a community centre that supports individuals with severe and enduring mental health conditions. The service promotes recovery through meaningful activity, personal development and wellbeing opportunities.

Emirates Arena

Emirates Arena

With 13 gyms, 11 pools, and fitness classes across the city Glasgow Club has something for everyone, and membership gives you access to them all.

Glasgow Track Racing Club

Glasgow Track Racing Club

Glasgow Track Racing Club is Scotland's top track club with the sole purpose of improving the quantity & quality of people who ride track in Scotland. We run weekly track sessions, organise races & support riders of all ages, abilities & genders.

Sunny Cycles

Sunny Cycles

Sunny Cycles will build and engage with a community of people who are passionate about cycling, and keen to help others enjoy the mental and physical benefits of
cycling.

Kelvingrove Skatepark

Kelvingrove Skatepark

A place to come and enjoy all sorts of wheeled sports and activities!

Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels

We are a Glasgow based community cycling hub for and led by women. We deliver cycling activities to get women back on a bike or onto a bike for the very first time. Our mission is to empower and enable women to overcome their barriers to take up cycling.

Active Life Club

Active Life Club

Active Life Club is a registered charity managed by volunteers. We offer services for young people for their social and mental well being through sports. You can come along to enjoy sports or arts, get fit and feel better, or just be social.

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Toryglen Community Youth Project

Our aim is to provide facilities, services and activities to support the health and well being of the local community, with a focus on children and young people.

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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

Bike For Good

Bike For Good

Cycle Training for well being, active travel and building confidence for using bikes for transport.

Glasgow Cycle Speedway Club

Glasgow Cycle Speedway Club

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

Malls Mire Toryglen Pump Track and Cycle Trails

Malls Mire Toryglen Pump Track and Cycle Trails

Situated in Malls Mire Park (Toryglen), this pump track and cycle trails gives less experienced riders the opportunity to hone their skills and build their confidence while being outdoors and getting active.

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Queen's Park Recreation Ground (Glasgow)

Located beside Queen's Park the recreation ground has wide open green spaces and has a skateboard half pipe and outdoor gymnastic equipment.

Glasgow Wheelers

Glasgow Wheelers

Founded in 1923, the Glasgow Wheelers is Glasgow's oldest cycling club and has a proud history of riding and racing.

Seven Lochs

Seven Lochs

Visit Seven Lochs Wetland Park where ancient lochs, woodland walks, a wealth of wildlife and over 10,000 years of history are waiting to be discovered.

Common Wheel

Common Wheel

Common Wheel su​pports people with mental illness by providing meaningful activities. We are based in Glasgow and have four projects: bikes, music, visual arts and climbing.

Safety Awareness Glasgow

Safety Awareness Glasgow

A​ safe society is a prosperous society. Safety Awareness Glasgow is an unincorporated charity, we provide basic health and safety awareness sessions through workshops and events covering issues.

We deliver targeted sport and physical activity progra

Lambhill Stables

Lambhill Stables

A community anchor organisation, with a community cafe, bike hub and community garden.

Shawlands Bike Bus

Shawlands Bike Bus

Cycling to Shawlands Primary every Friday in term time. Everyone welcome to join us!

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Glasgow Afghan United

Glasgow Afghan United

GLASGOW Afghan United (GAU) was founded in 2004 to promote the values of unity, equality, peace and diversity in Scotland by supporting the Afghan community and other diverse ethnic minority groups.

Maryhill and Summerston Community Sports Hub

Maryhill and Summerston Community Sports Hub

Maryhill and Summerston Community Sports Hub provides the local community with opportunities to participate in a variety of sport and physical activities to help local people live more active and healthier lives.

Glasgow Triathlon Club

Glasgow Triathlon Club

Welcome to Scotland’s largest triathlon club. Our friendly and all-inclusive club has more than 500 members across the adult and junior sections. A swim, bike, run club for everyone!

Play Together on Pedals (3 - 6 yrs)

Play Together on Pedals (3 - 6 yrs)

Every Saturday from 11am until 12pm we have our Play Together On Pedals club for 3-6 year olds to come along and learn to ride a pedal bike, starting off with a balance bike.

Cycling Sessions with Women on Wheels

Cycling Sessions with Women on Wheels

A range of cycling sessions for women and families to increase cycling confidence

Confidence Building Led Ride (Beginners)

Confidence Building Led Ride (Beginners)

Led Bike Rides around Glasgow and further! Whether you want to discover new places, improve your fitness, or simply enjoy a fun day out with other women who love cycling, book a place on one of our led rides today and experience the joy of cycling in Glasgow!

Adult Cycling Lessons for Women

Adult Cycling Lessons for Women

Whether you’re new to cycling or haven’t got on your bike for a while, Women on Wheels can help you with adult cycling lessons in Glasgow. Learning to cycle is exciting, but it can be daunting. Our Glasgow cycling community will help you feel at ease and give you the motivation and support you need.

Confidence Building Led Ride (Easy Ride)

Confidence Building Led Ride (Easy Ride)

Led Bike Rides around Glasgow and further! Whether you want to discover new places, improve your fitness, or simply enjoy a fun day out with other women who love cycling, book a place on one of our led rides today and experience the joy of cycling in Glasgow!

Adult Cycling Lessons for Women

Adult Cycling Lessons for Women

Whether you’re new to cycling or haven’t got on your bike for a while, Women on Wheels can help you with adult cycling lessons in Glasgow. Learning to cycle is exciting, but it can be daunting. Our Glasgow cycling community will help you feel at ease and give you the motivation and support you need.

Confidence Building Led Ride (Beginners)

Confidence Building Led Ride (Beginners)

Led Bike Rides around Glasgow and further! Whether you want to discover new places, improve your fitness, or simply enjoy a fun day out with other women who love cycling, book a place on one of our led rides today and experience the joy of cycling in Glasgow!

Triathlon Junior Session (8 - 16 years)

Triathlon Junior Session (8 - 16 years)

Our junior section is the most successful in Scotland. The importance of juniors to the sport in Scotland is unquestionable and we currently offer one of the best junior set ups in the country. Plus it’s also fun, friendly and fast, Fusion’s Junior sessions will introduce kids to triathlon and develop comprehensive skills and athletic ability.

Fusion Triathlon: Bellahouston Park Cycle (16+ years)

Fusion Triathlon: Bellahouston Park Cycle (16+ years)

Fusion sessions are all taken by qualified coaches and are suited to all abilities. We’re a friendly and supportive bunch and you can be sure of a warm welcome. We deliver sessions across all 3 Triathlon discplines - cycling, running and swimming.

Triathlon Junior Session (8 - 16 years)

Triathlon Junior Session (8 - 16 years)

Our junior section is the most successful in Scotland. The importance of juniors to the sport in Scotland is unquestionable and we currently offer one of the best junior set ups in the country. Plus it’s also fun, friendly and fast, Fusion’s Junior sessions will introduce kids to triathlon and develop comprehensive skills and athletic ability.

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