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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

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    The numerical value of cycling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cycling in a Sentence

  1. Sylvan Adams:

    We are hoping to take a page out of British cycling, who became the world's pre-eminent cycling power after they built their velodrome in Manchester and the National Cycling Centre... so we are hoping to develop cycling amongst the youth and reach the highest level of the sport.

  2. Christian Prudhomme:

    We started to talk about a postponement to the local politicians as soon as March 18 - a day after France was put in lockdown - and all of them were on board, everyone in the world of cycling supported the idea, even those who usually don't like us. Some teams said they would have to close down without the Tour in 2020.

  3. Heather Dillon:

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

  4. Olivier Schneider:

    We could achieve five to 10 years of bike advocacy progress in the space of only a few months, both Amsterdam and Copenhagen, great cycling capitals, used to be just as car-dominated in the 1970s.

  5. Benjamin Wilks:

    The BolderBoulder, for us, was a great way to showcase the service we provide, not necessarily to say it’s our target market, a 10K isn’t the distance where you’d need our service. Treatments are ideal for marathon runners, Ironman triathletes, long distance cycling, running or adventure races.

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