What does cycling mean?

Definitions for cycling
ˈsaɪ klɪŋcy·cling

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cycling(noun)

    the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cycling

    of Cycle

  2. Cycling(noun)

    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

    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. Jess Varnish:

    My immediate priority is to win back my place on the British Cycling team, ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games, and to prove that I was, and still am, good enough to win medals for Great Britain, i have reached out to the new Performance Director at British Cycling, Andy Harrison, and will meet with him on my return to the UK.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    A person who shuns physical hard work in own profession requires in the same proportion to do bodily exercise like Jogging , Walking , Cycling etc to maintain healthy body and the fitness program or challenge is for malingerer, not sincere worker.

  3. John Pucher:

    Cycling in the U.S. is very dangerous indeed when compared to the Netherlands, Denmark, and Germany, all of which have dramatically lower cyclist injury and fatality rates, cycling safety is a very serious problem that needs to be taken more seriously by everyone, including cyclists themselves.

  4. Tainya Clarke:

    Many of the states with the highest percentages of populations meeting the guidelines through leisure-time physical activity were what you'd call' cold weather states' like Colorado, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and usually, we would think the warmer states would have more people outside running or biking or cycling, because that's what we see on TV all the time.

  5. 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.

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