Who we are…
Norfolk Cycling UK is for anyone with any interest in cycling in the county. You may have children that cycle, you may go for occasional leisure rides, you may cycle to work, or you may be a professional racing cyclist. Our aim is to help all of you. It’s free to register.
You will receive a 12-page colour newsletter once or twice a year, plus more frequent information about organised bike rides, free cycle maintenance checks, and plans for new cycle routes and facilities.
There is a quarterly meeting that everyone is welcome to attend. You will get chance to have your say about all things cycling, whether you attend the meetings or not.
Norfolk Cycling UK (NCUK) exists to promote the benefits, to the inhabitants of Norfolk and the surrounding area’s, to improve the provision of cycling facilities for commuting, education, recreation and leisure time occupation.
What we do…
NCUK provides opportunities for community engagement and social inclusion through cycling by:
- promoting cycling as a healthy method of transport, recreation and exercise
- promoting cycling as an efficient and environmentally friendly form of transport including producing maps of on and off road cycle routes
- educating the public in road safety for cycling
- educating the public in the safe use and maintenance of bicycles
In order to achieve these objectives NCUK is able to:
- Work with and support other groups, voluntary organisations, statutory agencies and individuals to achieve its objectives.
- Conduct or assist with research and surveys, and publish the results.
- Provide, arrange and support exhibitions, meetings, lectures, seminars and training courses.
- Collect and share information on matters related to its objectives with other groups with similar objectives.
- Commission, publish and distribute articles, books, periodicals, pamphlets or other documents or films that support its objectives.
Local Cycling Events for 2019:
- Tue 13 March – Norwich Cycle Speedway coaching session 6.30pm Harford Norwich NR4 6LQ MORE
- Tues 13 March – Tri-Anglia Nutrition Talk Easton College 8pm MORE
- Thurs 15 March – Cycles UK Norwich shop relaunch 6 – 9 pm MORE
- Sat 17 March – The Nelson Sportive 100 miles or 64 mile Sportive Long Sutton Lincs MORE
- Sat 17 March – The Norfolk Mardle 100 km Audax 9am Norwich MORE
- Sat 17 March – The Old Squit 200 km Audax 8am Norwich MORE
- Sun 18 March – Ipswich Bicycle Club Spring Scramble Road Race Gosbeck Ipswich IP6 9SD MORE
- Wed 21 March – CTC Norwich slide show East Anglian Air Ambulance 8pm Methodist Church Hall Aylsham Road NR3 2SS
- Wed 21 March – Lotus League meeting The Feathers Wymondham 8pm MORE
- Sat 24 March – AmisVlo Pre-Valenties Day Sportive Colchester CO4 5RE MORE
- Sun 25 March – Clocks forward one hour time now to get out in the evenings
- Sun 25 March – Hethersett-B-v-Somersham Cycle Speedway Hethersett NR9 3EN MORE
- Sun 25 March – Norwich v Ipswich B Cycle Speedway Norwich NR4 6LQ MORE
- Mon 26 March – Papergirl Exhibition Stew Gallery, Norwich NR3 4PP MORE
- Sun 10 June – Norfolk Boudicca Sportive MORE
Cycling Safety Hints & Tips
- Always obey traffic signs and signals.
- Never ride up the inside of any large vehicle. The driver will not see you when pulling into the kerb or turning left.â¢ Use clear arm signals.
- Use clear arm signals.
- Make eye contact with other road users wherever possible.
- Never cycle on the pavement unless signs clearly show that it is allowed.
- Wear a helmet to minimise the risk of head injuries.
- Fit lights and use them after dark and when daytime visibility is poor.
- Fit a bell to warn pedestrians, but remember that some people have
impaired hearing & sight.
- Always carry tools and a spare inner tube.
Cycling improves the functioning of the heart and greatly reduces the risk of heart disease.
It can also lower blood pressure and improve cardiovascular health.
Regular exercise has been shown to increase HDL (âgoodâ cholesterol) and reduce the amount of triglycerides (âbadâ cholesterol) in the blood.
Cycling boosts lung capacity and cyclists breathe in fewer fumes and lower levels of traffic pollutants then motorists.
Cycling can be beneficial to mental health, as it can relieve stress, mild depression and sleeping disorders.
A 15-minute bike ride to and from work five times a week burns off the equivalent of 11 pounds of fat in a year.
Riding a bike on a regular basis can reduce the risk of Type II diabetes
and some forms of cancer.
Advanced Stop Lines
These are safety features for cyclists, which can be found at some traffic lights in Sandwell. They consist of a green area with cycle markings and a cycle lane, which enables cyclists to get in front of the queue at a red light. Drivers and motorcyclists are not allowed to enter the green area when the light is on red.
A Toucan Crossing is an unsegregated light controlled crossing for pedestrians and cyclists. It is operated just like a light controlled pedestrian crossing but is wider and the lights display a green man and a green bike.