Open to EVERYONE, we're an inclusive LGBTQIA+ cycling club.
CycleOut is founded to be a safe place for the LGBTQIA+ community and their friends to get active on a bike, meet new people, learn new skills, have adventures, and live life to the full.
You'll need a road or hybrid bike to begin with. A bike shop will be able to advise on choosing the right bike for you. If you buy a bike second hand, consider having a mechanic check it over to make sure it is roadworthy.
You do not need special clothing to ride a bicycle. However, you MUST wear a helmet at all times, and please consider wearing brighter clothing to help other road users see you. At night always use front and rear lights to ride. We also have a club kit at a reasonable price.
With all the benefits of outdoor physical activity, regular cycling can reduce the risk of a number of serious illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. It can also boost your mood, improving the symptoms of some mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Cycling can also help you maintain a healthy weight.
Benefits of Cycling
Cycling can be a great way to reach your recommended level of physical activity of 150 minutes per week. Cycling to work or the shops some days, a couple of shorter rides during the week or a longer ride at the weekend, will help achieve this easily. It is also cheap as it runs on fat making it a win win.