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Whether you're road riding, mountain biking, BMX or high-speed racing, there's probably a bike out there for you.

You can go more or less wherever you like, whenever you like; for transport or pleasure; alone or with friends. It's a great way to get around and keep fit.

What's in the kit bag?
Helmets, lights, reflective straps, a pump and a decent lock - and a bike of course!

Top tip
Whether you're playing around or racing seriously, make sure your helmet is properly fitted.

You can buy kids helmets with easy to use, anti-pinch fasteners and rear reflective graphics from 15.

Want more details on the sport?
Our Sport Academy site has a cycling section with details on everything from fixing a puncture to interviews with the stars and a comprehensive equipment guide

Where else can I get more information on the sport?

British Cycling is the governing body for the sport in the UK.

British Cycling runs a cycling programme for young people called Go-Ride.

If you want to improve your skills on the road, Cycle Training UK offers training in safer cycling for all ages, as well as maintenance training.

The Cyclists' Touring is all about cycling for fun. It also campaigns for cyclists' rights.

The National Cycle Network (Sustrans) works on projects to encourage people to walk, cycle and use public transport.

Northern Ireland




Paul West - Disability cycling Co-ordinator, British Cycling
Tel: 0161 274 2021

Former GB Team rider Nigel Capewell

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The main benefits? My kids get exercise, learn about team spirit and have a greater ability to enjoy sport with their parents.
- J Ebbutt, father of two


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