What's British Cycling Doing for Beginners?

What's British Cycling Doing for Beginners?

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At British Cycling, we never forget what it's like to ride a bike for the first time. Cycling opens up a new world of possibilities, whether that's getting fit, getting to work on time or taking your first steps into sport. We've got a whole range of ways to help you get into cycling and get the most out of your new adventures on two wheels. Our aim is to get a million more people cycling by 2013 - it's a big ambition and you're part of it.

Just starting out in cycling? We're here for you.

Sky Ride

Traffic-free streets, thousands of cyclists, lots of fun. That's Sky Ride in a nutshell. Sky Ride is British Cycling and Sky's mass participation cycling programme which, every summer, travels to towns and cities throughout the country, giving anyone with a bike the chance to ride their streets without traffic and experience their hometowns in a whole new way. Find out more...

If you prefer your cycling in small, informal and friendly groups, then Sky Ride Local is right up your street. With routes and rides for all abilities, Sky Ride Locals are led by qualified Ride Leaders who can share their knowledge and experience and help you discover new routes in your neighbourhood. Find out more...


The Breeze network from British Cycling is all about fun, local bike rides for women, by women - and there's a whole range of support, training and ride opportunities too. The network's informal and relaxed. It's what you want it to be.

Breeze is part of British Cycling's commitment to getting more women riding bikes for fun, and encouraging more women to join British Cycling. Together we can change cycling for women. Be part of the Breeze network. Find out more...

Cycle Training

Learn to ride with us. Our growing network of British Cycling qualified instructors can help you gain vital skills and knowledge to cycle on modern roads. With levels from beginner to advanced, catering for children and adults, our Cycle Training will put you on the right road. Find out more...

Where to Ride

There are millions of bikes in Britain, poised and waiting to explore our towns, cities and countryside. Our Where to Ride resource is packed with routes and rides for all abilities on road, off road and traffic free. Find out more...

Go-Ride and Go-Ride Racing

Go-Ride is British Cycling's development programme for young people. The programme provides a fun and safe way to introduce young riders to the world of cycle sport and provides a platform to improve bike handling skills.

Go-Ride Racing is designed to encourage more young people into entry-level bike racing. This latest addition to Go-Ride, a cycling development initiative for young people, provides a stepping-stone between school or club cycle coaching sessions and regional level cycling competitions. Find out more...

Advice - Get Into Cycling

British Cycling's guide to beginning your cycling journey. Whether you want to get to grips with the absolute basics or take part in your first event, we have lots of ideas to help you get up and rolling. And with more events and rides than ever, there's never been a better time to start cycling. Find out more...

Ride Membership

Get your cycling off to the best possible start by joining British Cycling as a Ride Member. For just £24 per year, you'll enjoy:

Weekly email, full of exclusive offers, news and tips
Up to £10m third party liability insurance
Free legal support and advice from our expert team
Save a minimum of 12% at the British Cycling Wiggle shop
Save 40% on CNP Professional cycling products and 25% on other CNP products
Save 10% at Halfords stores nationwide
Pre-sale and discounted tickets to major UK cycle events
Save up to £23 a year on magazines including Cycling Plus, Procycling and Mountain Biking UK
Save 40% on AA Membership
Get a free copy of Rouleur and Privateer worth up to £10 each
Save 10% on bike insurance - guaranteed lowest price bike insurance
Save 10% on Cycle Rescue, an emergency roadside recovery service for cyclists

If you're just about to get kitted out with a new bike and accessories, you could easily recoup your £24 membership fee through great discounts at Wiggle or Halfords.

Item Cost 10% Membership Saving at Halfords
Bike £250 £25
Helmet £40 £4
Lock £25 £2.50
Toolkit £20 £2
Total Saving   £33.50

Join us now, support British Cycling and get your cycling journey off to a flying start.