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ˈsaɪ klɪŋcy·cling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cyclingnoun

    the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cycling

    of Cycle

  2. Cyclingnoun

    the act, art, or practice, of riding a cycle, esp. a bicycle or tricycle


  1. Cycling

    Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, or for sport. Persons engaged in cycling are referred to as "cyclists" or, less commonly, as "bicyclists". Apart from two-wheeled bicycles, "cycling" also includes the riding of unicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, and similar human-powered vehicles. Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide. They are the principal means of transportation in many parts of the world. Cycling is widely regarded as a very effective and efficient mode of transportation optimal for short to moderate distances. Bicycles provide numerous benefits by comparison with motor vehicles, including the sustained physical exercise necessarily involved in cycling, that cycling involves a reduced consumption of fossil fuels, less air or noise pollution, much reduced traffic congestion, easier parking, greater maneuverability, and access to both roads and paths. The advantages also include reduced financial cost to the user as well as to society at large. Among the disadvantages of cycling are the inherent instability of the bicycle, the immensely reduced protection in crashes, longer travel time, vulnerability to weather conditions, difficulty in transporting passengers, competition with socially beneficial forms of mass public transit, a persistent tendency for cyclists to intrude into pedestrian areas, and the particular levels of skill and fitness required by cycling.

Editors Contribution

  1. Cycling

    The bicycle is a curious vehicle. The passenger is it's engine !

    Submitted by anonymous on November 22, 2020  
  2. cyclingverb

    Verb form of the word cycle.

    Cycling is a beautiful experience, hobby and sport.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 24, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cycling in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cycling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cycling in a Sentence

  1. Marc Madiot:

    Our boys need to be able to train. The longer we're under lockdown, the longer they will need to get back in shape, people think cycling outdoors is just to go for a ride, but we have to be on the road for work.

  2. Mario Andrada:

    The track cycling test event has been canceled and will be replaced by a training opportunity June 25th through the 27th, we are 120 per cent confident it will be ready for the Olympics.

  3. Endri Tolka:

    Down the line you'll be getting on a cycling machine, putting the headsets on, and loading up the Tour de France or a beach in California, and you will feel as if you're there in your brain.

  4. Heather Dillon:

    On our property, golf is still number one, but cycling is catching up. It’s the ‘ new golf, ’ it’s reaching a new demographic.

  5. Nina Taylor:

    That type of restriction in the long term leads to weight gain, not weight loss, and it often leads to weight cycling.

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