Cycling is a fun, healthy and low impact form of activity which is suitable for all ages.

Health Benefits of Cycling

  • Cycling can enhance muscular strength and tone along with greater cardiovascular function, which can contribute towards a reduction in blood pressure and resting heart rate.
  • With cycling helping to build stamina, strength and overall physical endurance, regular participation is energy allows many to feel greater feelings of energy for the completion of day to day activities.
  • Cycling regularly can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.
  • Cycling can also contribute towards a boost in mood and weight management.
  • It's easy to fit into our everyday lives through riding to the shops, work, school and more.

Melton Cycling Group & Clubs

Club

Description

Details

Contact

Breeze Cycling

Fun and free bike rides for women of all abilities.

Time: Friday's 18:30
Location:Melton Country Park
Cost: FREE

Instructor/Breeze Champion: Sarah Hall sarah.zumbini@gmail.com

Melton Olympic Cycling Club

Formed in 1980, Melton Olympic cycle club welcomes all cyclists whether you are competitive or recreational. There are steady, intermediate and fast group options.

Rides take place every Sunday @ 9am lasting 3-4 hours in duration.

Location: Mill Street Car Park

Junior Cycling (Melton Meteors) takes place on Monday evenings

www.meltonolympic.co.uk

Vale of Belvoir Cycling Club

Formed in 2015, VBCC has amassed over 100 members across all cycling abilities. Activities are offered to suit all from regular organised social rides, women only cycle rides, junior coaching all through to race and competitive training.

For further details such as times, distances and routes follow their Facebook page: @Vale of Belvoir Cycling Club

Cost: Full annual membership cost of £15

Tim Allett
vbccsecretary@gmail.com

www.valeofbelvoircc.com

Tour De Queniborough

TDQ is a friendly social riding group, with the aim of getting people of all abilities out riding their bikes. You can ride at your own level or try to improve your skills and fitness with the help of TDQ. You will be riding with like minded people by your side where you can make new friends and share experiences, but best of all, the rides are free!
Our group is open to to any ability including beginners. Founder, Stuart Watson regularly runs free Couch to 20 miles courses. Enquire now and get involved!
(Under 16s are welcome but must have an accompanying adult who will be responsible for them at all times during the ride.)

Location: Start and finishes at Queniborough Village Hall, Rearsby Rd, Queniborough, Leicester LE7 3DH
Day/Time: Saturday at 9am social ride.
Once the nights get lighter, our summer rides meet at 6.30pm on a Tuesday & Thursday evenings.

Facebook: 'Tour de Queniborough Cycling Group'
https://www.letsride.co.uk/groups/tour-de-queniborough-cycling-group

Melton Cycling Routes

Make the most of the wonderful countryside we have at our doorstep by checking out these cycling routes:

https://cycle.travel/city/melton_mowbray

https://www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/cycling/cycle-maps/

https://www.mapmyride.com/

The best route planning apps:

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/get-active/2021/everyday-walking-and-cycling/our-guide-to-the-best-route-planning-apps/

Useful Resources

Take a look at these useful external resources that can help all the family get in cycling:

https://readysetride.co.uk/

https://www.sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/outside-in