Cycle club racing in Yorkshire

Cycling is fast becoming one of Britain's best-loved sports, with thanks being especially due to Bradley Wiggins and his fantastic win in the 2012 Tour de France, as well as the successes of Team GB at the London Olympics.

For anyone enthusiastic about participating in this sport whether you are a casual rider, or consider yourself a pro there are 148 British Cycling affiliated cycle racing clubs in the Yorkshire area alone. With clubs found across the region, from Sheffield to Skipton, Scarborough and Hull, you are never far from a cycle club in Yorkshire.

Whatever aspect of cycling interests you the most, you are sure to find a club which accommodates your needs. Most of the cycling clubs which operate across Yorkshire include the more traditional forms of cycling such as road race cycling, track cycling and time trials, but some also offer riders the chance to pursue the more adventurous disciplines of the sport, such as mountain bike racing, BMX racing and cyclo-cross racing.

Most clubs offer coaching sessions for those who enjoy the competitive edge of professional cycling, allowing individuals to receive one-to-one advice and individual-specific training. However, all cycle clubs offer members a chance to meet up and enjoy recreational riding as well as riding for local and charity events.

More than ever before, cycle racing clubs are open to riders of all ages, genders and abilities. The cycle racing clubs across Yorkshire offer a variety of opportunities for riders ranging from novice to advanced experience, as well as sessions available which are specifically tailored to male or female riders, disabled riders and those racing competitively. Many clubs also take on youth riders determined to improve their abilities and intent on racing in regional competitions.

A club with Go-Ride status is an initiative aimed at helping younger children to progress from school and club coaching levels to preparing them for regional competitions. Go-Ride is designed for novices under 16 years of age, with events being organised by Sky across all parts of the UK, including Yorkshire. Go-Ride events see equipment and prizes provided by Sky, covering all 6 of the cycle racing disciplines, from track and road to mountain biking and cyclo-cross racing.

There are 31 cycle clubs across Yorkshire which are accredited with Go-Ride status, meaning they are experienced with helping young riders achieve their potential. 115 clubs across Yorkshire enable competitive racing cyclists of all ages and genders to join and take part in their events.

There is a wealth of clubs dedicated to providing access to cycling, so it is important to find the club that's right for your needs. The British Cycling website allows you to search the cycle racing clubs across Yorkshire, allowing you to tailor your search according to your own interests and abilities.

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