There are many organisations providing information and services to cyclists. Here are some you might find useful:
British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling as recognised by the UCI – the international federation for the sport. As such, British Cycling works across all levels and six disciplines of the sport (BMX, Mountain Bike, Cyclo-Cross, Road, Track and Cycle Speedway), from providing the support and encouragement people need to get riding their bikes for the first time, to being home to the hugely successful Great Britain Cycling Team.
IBIKERide helps you find the mountain bike trails you’ll love with reviews, trail news, ride conditions, vids, maps, pics & community help.
CTC, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling. We work to protect and promote cycling to create a healthier, cleaner world, now and for the future. We believe that cycling is more than just transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. We encourage all types of cycling, on the road or off it.
We are the only organisation solely representing mountain bikers in the UK. We work to open new trails and keep access to existing routes, we do this by supporting volunteer trail work, cooperating with trail user groups, land managers and public bodies, encouraging responsible riding and trail building. We are a non-profit group, which is managed and facilitated by volunteers. We are funded entirely by our members and supporters.
Moving Forward is a Somerset County Council initiative to reduce congestion and pollution in Somerset by helping people to explore sustainable transport options. The website provides detailed information about all forms of transport in Somerset and beyond to help you understand your options, plan your journey and get support to try something new.
Sustrans makes smarter travel choices possible, desirable and inevitable. Sustrans are a leading UK charity enabling people to travel by foot, bike or public transport for more of the journeys we make every day. Working with families, communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people are able to choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys, with better places and spaces to move through and live in.
Four Point Mapping is a leading producer of sustainable travel maps and guides. Our range of services includes printed and interactive mapping, route surveying, and GIS data management. A map maker who has a client list including numerous local authorities, the Department for Transport, Sustrans and many local organisations come back to us time and again because of the bespoke service we are able to offer. We did all the surveying for the 1SW adventure map, which included riding nearly 5000km of bridleways and byways throughout the protected landscapes of the southwest.
Harrogate Wheel Easy warmly welcome guests wanting to try the Wheel Easy! leisure cycling club experience. We aim to encourage people of all levels of cycling ability to experience the pleasures of cycling, one of the best and most enjoyable ways of keeping fit, as well as being the most environmentally friendly form of transport. Graded rides every Sunday and Wednesday at 9.30am from Hornbeam Park railway station. Just turn up or call 07711 294265
Set in the bustling market town centre of Taunton, the historic Castle Hotel has been welcoming travellers for more than eight centuries. Whether exploring the West Country or enjoying the best of our local food, expertly prepared in The Castle’s famous kitchen, The Castle at Taunton provides the perfect base for your West Country adventure. Visit us at www.the-castle-hotel.com.
RDFCC have been established for over 50 years and are active in many forms of cycle sport including mountain biking. In recent years the club have developed the annual Forest of Dean Enduro race, for which the original course was the blue print for the Verderers Trail. The club are currently very active in providing Youth MTB Rides and MTB Time Trials, along with helping a local charity organise the Wild Boar Chase Offroad Sportive.
Dorset Cyclists’ Network
“The main cycle campaigning body for Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth”
To visit their website click here