British Cycling is the National Governing Body for cycling in the UK. It aims to inspire participation in cycling as a sport, recreational activity and sustainable means of transport.
British Cycling supports cyclists of all levels and is a voice for the cycling community. It represents Great Britain at UCI, the World Governing Body for Cycling, which oversees the sport at an international level.
What do they do?
A key focus of British Cycling is to create a large membership base, encouraging mass participation in the sport. By joining British Cycling, you are actively supporting all the work they do, helping them to invest in cycling facilities across the UK, supporting the future of on and off road cycling through work with the Forestry Commission and Central Government plus governing the development of cycle sport in the UK, from grassroots right up to elite level.
As the membership grows so does the power of our voice at a national level ensuring that the interests of cyclists and the cycling community are heard at the highest level.
Is it for me?
British Cycling membership provides support and benefits to all level of cyclists, however they ride. For only £24 a year members of British Cycling enjoy discounts from magazine subscriptions, a weekly newsletter with tips, events and offers, legal support and insurance and more.
British Cycling can also help those new to cycling with advice on where and how to ride and they also train ride leaders and coordinate hundreds of local led rides for beginners through to stronger riders.
They have also recently created the Breeze network, created specifically for women getting into cycling.
Go to the British Cycling website and find out more about cycling opportunities near you.