BMX cycling offers a wide range of challenges across the sport but, from supercross racing to freestyle tricks, the skills required are developed from a passion for cycling creativity and adrenaline. With its origins in southern Californian dirt track racing, BMX exploded in popularity in the early 1980s. The first BMX world championships were held in 1982 but it wasn’t until 1993 that the UCI integrated the discipline.
HSBC UK Breeze offers fun, free bike rides for all abilities across the UK.
HSBC UK Guided Rides - free and friendly local riders, led by knowledgeable Ride Leaders.
Cycle speedway is a sport of passion, speed and sheer guts as well as one that has roots steeped in British cycling history. If you like the idea of track riding but are loath to give up your vitamin D, fear not – there is a cycling discipline for you!. Cycle speedway is a fast-paced dirt track sprint event, with a thriving domestic and international scene in the UK.
Skinny tyres, mud, short, sharp off-road races, with hurdles, obstacles and intense action. That’s cyclo-cross, a form of off-road racing that predates mountain biking by decades. Cyclo-cross is also one of the most accessible forms of cycle sport with racing for everyone from young kids to grandparents. Throughout the autumn and winter, it’s probably taking place in a park near you.
Escape from the real world and experience hills, trails and nature on two wheels with mountain biking. Whether it is the endurance and technical skill of cross-country, the speed and raw nerve of downhill, the explosive, elbow-to-elbow spectacle of four cross, or even a family trail ride; mountain biking offers something for everyone.
Road cycling has something for everyone, from epic endurance rides, mountainous climbs, and headlong sprints to leisurely rolls along the lanes of Great Britian. Every journey to a world title, yellow jersey or Olympic glory all began by getting on a bike.
Track cycling is all about speed, stamina, technique, tactics and nerve. British Cycling supports newcomers to track cycling, helping riders to progress from the induction through an accreditation system. Track cycling has brought more glory to Britain than any other event in recent Olympic history.
We are always looking for volunteers from all backgrounds to support the programmes and activities available across the region, therefore if you have a skill you want to share, a desire to meet new people or a passion to get more involved in cycling then there’s a volunteering role for you.