Cycling is a fun, healthy activity that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, fitness and body type. There are many reasons to take up cycling. These include saving money, getting fitter and healthier, losing weight and saving time. Cycling also reduces congestion and pollution.
- Teaching the basics – how to keep a child safe whilst teaching them how to ride a bike.
- Bikeability – how to book a training course to develop basic riding skills.
- You and your bike – information on essential equipment, setting your bike up, helmet fitting, bike security and cycling on the road.
- Pre-ride bike checks – helps to detect any potential problems with your bike.
If you are interested in joining a cycle group We are cycling UK can help you find your local group.
You can also find a list of local bike shops along with lots of other useful information on the Somerset Cycling website.
Where to cycle
As well as the road network there are a number of other routes that can be used by cyclists, including dedicated cycle routes, bridleways and canal paths.
We have produced a series of 20 walking and cycling maps to help you to explore the County using a network of off and on-road routes. You can find these on our Walking and cycling maps page.
There are lots of local and national initiatives to support people cycling to work, ranging from discounted bicycle purchasing schemes to free servicing to national events and Bike 2 Work days. You can find out more on our cycling to work page.
Cycle to school
Student bike loans
Pavements and cycle paths
Bicycle Helmet Research Foundation
Cycle Journey Planner
Travel change calculator
The Highway Code for cyclists
The Bridgwater Way
Tour of Britain
Register your bike
The Crime Prevention Website
London Cycling Campaign