Cycling is also called bicycling or biking . Cycling the most popular and interesting game and many types of bicycle are used in this game. Persons engaged in cycling are called Cyclists or Bi cyclists. Bicycles are also used for transport,recreation ,exercise and traveling as well as in sports. Cycling is a very efficient and effective mode of transportation in many regions.There are many benefits of cycling as Weight loss,fitness,good for heart.Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number about one billion worldwide.
Cycling as Sport
Cycling races are a popular sport all over the world . There are many types of sports consisting of professional and races are held in different countries throughout the world. Cycling as a sport formally started on May 31, 1868, between the fountains and the entrance of Saint-Cloud Park with a 1,200-metre race. James Moore was the winner in age of 18-year-old an Englishman from Paris. The first city-to-city race was held between Paris and Rowen on Nov. 7, 1869. The winner of this game was also James Moore and he covered the distance of 135 km in 10 hours 25 minutes.
On May 24, 1878 the first recorded race was held in United States and after this nonstop competition of six days race was held in the United States in the 1890s with prizes up to $10,000 and this cycling race transformed from one mane race to team race. European road racing was under the sponsorship of bicycle manufacturers until 1920s. and after this many automobile manufacturers, insurance companies, and banks began turning to sponsors of teams. With the waning of six-day races during the Depression in the United States, American interest in cycling began to fade until the 1980s and American riders dominated the Olympic Games in Lois Angele in 1984, and in 1986.
Cycling BMX is very popular and exciting cycling race, started in late 1960’s in California, USA. BMX stands for Bicycle Motocross and BMX Cycling race takes place on designed paths. Cycling BMX is governed by International Cycling Union. BMX Cycling first time was included at modern Olympics games in 2008 Olympic Beijing. Now 2012 Olympic will be held in London and Olympic Cycling BMX will be started on 8th, 9th & 10th August at BMX Track, Olympic Park.
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