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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.

Free Activities

Free activities offered by Glasgow Sport during school holidays.

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.

Holiday Activity Programme

Get back to the sports you love this summer at your local Glasgow Club venues! Families can now swim together and kids can get involved in swimming lessons, tennis, football and BMX. All of the act

National Governing Bodies

Scottish Cycling

Contact Email
info@scottishcycling.org.uk
Contact Telephone
0141 554 6021
Free Wheel North

Free Wheel North

Cycling Development Charity working towards creating a fairer, healthier society by enabling people of all ages and abilities to cycle as part of their everyday lives

Glasgow Bike Polo Club

Glasgow Bike Polo Club

Fun, fast(ish), mixed gender team sport, on bikes. Everyone welcome. We play Weds and Suns, check our IG/FB for more info on times/loc and events!

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.

Scottish Sports Futures

Scottish Sports Futures

“You're probably the only people who care about us.” SSF Young Person.

SSF uses the power of sport and physical activity to engage with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and families in Scotland and empower them to be confident, healthy, an

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.

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

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.

Streetwise Cyclewise

Streetwise Cyclewise

Castlemilk Youth Complex in partnership with Streetwise help to deliver a number of Cycling Activities for local community in Castlemilk and beyond. For more information please contact the CYC / Streetwise Team.

Glasgow East Sunshine Club

Glasgow East Sunshine Club

Glasgow East Sunshine Club is a club focused on working with young people living with additional support needs. The club offers a range of activities from sport, physical activity and arts/crafts. The club takes place in the Phoenix Centre on Tuesday and

Cycling - East End Summer Rides (Delivered by British Cycling Breeze)

Cycling - East End Summer Rides (Delivered by British Cycling Breeze)

Breeze offers fun, free bike rides for women of all abilities across the UK. Starting at Emirates Arena these cycles will take place on a mix of roads and cycle paths in the East End. Suitable for anyone new to cycling or who hasn't been out on a bike for a while, or anyone happy to cycle at a leisurely pace. Spaces are limited so please book to secure yours.

Mount Vernon Cycling Club

Mount Vernon Cycling Club

Social led-cycling rides leaving Mount Vernon Community Hall

Men @ Phoenix

Men @ Phoenix

A club for males 18+ to socialise and take part in a range of activity: Table Tennis, Pool, Snooker, Darts, Carpet Bowls, Cycling and more.

Easterhouse Cycling

Easterhouse Cycling

Do you wish to get fitter, healthier and enjoy your community? Our Cycling sessions are free and aim to increase your confidence on a bike. Whether you haven't been on a bike before or regular bike user, we welcome you regardless of ability.

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British Cycling - Places to Ride Crowdfunder

British Cycling - Places to Ride Crowdfunder

British Cycling’s Places to Ride programme is funding the development of new or the improvement of existing cycling facilities and activities in communities across England.