#7daysofcycling: The social side of cycling

Cycling is great fun, and even better when enjoyed with friends.

Whether you’re new to cycling, or recently purchased a new bike, or perhaps moved to a new area; buddying up with others and getting out exploring on your bike is a wonderful way to spend your leisure time.

Cycling UK encourages everyone to discover cycling, however much or little you wish to do. When starting something new it can be daunting knowing how to get going, so here is a list of handy information and advice that can help you get pedalling:

  • Local Cycle Groups and Clubs – across the country there is a large number of groups and clubs that bring people together in local communities, providing great led rides and forging friendships while enjoying the great outdoors by bike. Visit Cycling UK’s website for more details.
  • Routes and Guides – you could have a brilliant cycle route on your doorstep you didn’t know about, or you might want to discover different options for a familiar journey; however you want to experience an area, check out our useful information including County Guides and Journey Planner.
  • Sound advice – if you need some hints and tips on getting your bike ship shape before you head out, there is a wealth of advice on our website. You can even get advice for a cycling first date!