Cycling in Hinckley and Bosworth

Cycling appeals to everyone, from toddlers to pensioners, able-bodied and people with disabilities. Everyone can enjoy cycling if they have the right equipment. This would explain why cycling is the third most popular recreational activity in the UK.

As with all physical activity, cycling has many benefits which include:

  • Building strength and muscle tone.
  • Improving cardiovascular fitness.
  • Reducing your risk of health problems.
  • Controlling or reducing your weight.
  • Reducing stress and improving mood.
  • A time-efficient mode of transport.
  • Having fun.

Like walking, cycling is a great way of keeping fit and incorporating it very easily into our daily schedule. Thousands of people take to the road each day to cycle to work, why not join them?

Why not start cycling tomorrow by downloading the handy Hinckley & Bosworth Cycle map produced by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with the Active Hinckley and Bosworth team.

Cycle maps and guides are available on www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk

Cycling clubs in the borough

Hinckley Cycle Racing Club - This is predominantly a racing club but it also offers a range of sessions and events for individuals of all ages, from beginners to experts. Find out more by contacting the club:

Leicester Forest Cycling Club - the club guarantees a warm welcome for any new members, regardless of experience, equipment or ambitions in the sport. The club have a range of cycling sessions throughout the week. Find out more by contacting the club:

Mallory Park Road Race League - The Mallory Park RR League operates with the support of local cycling clubs and offers racing for all age groups:

We have a BMX track with the borough, at Greentowers (HC4YP). Website: www.greentowers.co.uk

Hinckley Women's Breeze Cycling

Hinckley Women's Breeze lead fun free sociable rides for women of all abilities. Based at Burbage Community Library (Church Street, LE10 2DA) and run by British Cycling trained ride leaders and members of Hinckley Racing Cycling Club, we offer super friendly women's riding, encouraging all levels and helping to increase your confidence or motivation, so come and join us for rides and cake!

Free to join, open to all female cyclists, club members and non-club members aged 16 years and over. No maximum age! All you need is a road-worthy bicycle of any type and a helmet. We never leave anyone behind and run rides at different abilities so there will always be something for you. To get in touch message the Facebook public group at Hinckley Women's Breeze Cycling.