Cycling is a super way to exercise! Through cycling you can improve your fitness, reduce stress and it can help you lose weight. Cycling is also a great way to meet new people, make new friends and exercise together as a family.
Cyclists are all around us and everyone should be aware of each other, whether you're a pedestrian, road user or a cyclist, everyone should try and maintain road safety.
This page is designed to help everyone stay safe when cyclists are involved
Road Safety: Cars
Current rules within the Highway Code highlight that when overtaking cyclists, you must give them as much room as you would a car. When it is safe to do so, signal and overtake safely giving the cyclist as much room as possible. Cyclists may be riding side by side which is perfectly legal and is strongly supported by cycling clubs for extra safety, so please allow for more space when overtaking.
Road Safety: Cyclists
Cyclists must always remain visible when sharing the road. If cyclists are cycling at night, they must be wearing highly visible equipment at all times by using the many available accessories such as lights and reflectors. Cyclists must ALWAYS be wearing a helmet when cycling. Many helmets you can purchase today have reflective equipment on the helmet to increase a rider's visibility.
Cycling in Harborough
For running, cycling and triathlon events:
Cats Mountain Bike Club
For Wednesday evening rides over the summer of 9,19,25 miles starting at 6:30pm sign up for start venues. Also offers audax uk rides annually - a relaxed leisurely ride of 50km, 110km, 60km.
Welland Valley Cycling Club
Friendly local cycling club. Contact Dave Birch 01162 792756 firstname.lastname@example.org
A Ride Social group that meet at Wistow Rural Centre every Saturday morning at 09:30 heading out for a challenging 2 and a half hour ride.
Find details via Sky Ride as well as Facebook.
A Cycling club meets Apres Ski Café and bike shop that also offers led rides on a Saturday and Sunday meeting at the café in Tugby. Also find them on Facebook and Twitter.
To search for other cycling club opportunities, please visit https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/clubfinder
Join in led rides across the District, pop into your local bike shop for friendly advice, look out for cycle route blue signs and explore new routes.
Interested in becoming a Group Ride Leader, learning to ride or finding out how to maintain / repair your bike? Please get in touch at activetogether@Harborough.gov.uk we'd love to hear from you.