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Your guide to getting into cycling

Growing in popularity with every passing year, cycling is a great way to get fit, explore the outdoors and fulfil your competitive desires.

There are lots of ways to take up cycling, whether you want to do it for pleasure or you have your eyes on the prize.

Join a club

There are over 1,600 clubs affiliated to British Cycling across Great Britain – with road, track, cross country and BMX racing among the activities you can take up.

Whatever your age and whatever your skill level, find your nearest clubs.

Ride to work

If you saddle up for the daily commute, or are considering it, there are some great tips on safety, bike maintenance, and plenty more.

Social cycling

You can also be part of a social cycling group – buddying up with other cyclists in your area and discovering new routes, or creating your own group.

Search for a group or get your own going.

Get competitive

If you want to really push yourself and follow in the footsteps of the likes of Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trott, you can ride a sportive.

These British Cycling events are graded on a simple one to five scale, so you can pick the right one for you.

Check out the calendar for the full list of upcoming events.