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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a walking/cycling/sightseeing etc tour
▪ a cycling tour of Cornwall
▪ We met on a coach tour in Italy.
cycling shorts
▪ Because as she cycled out of Purton, she had passed Herbie Connors cycling in.
▪ In another case, two police officers spotted a man cycling without his hands on the handlebars.
▪ These provide a sustained steam of energy during the prolonged physical exertion required for professional cycling or tennis.
▪ Unlike the motor car, cycling creates no congestion and no pollution and it provides the rider with essential healthy exercise.
▪ We also promote recreational cycling in the countryside.
▪ Your ride to Lincoln will probably illustrate how awful long-distance cycling in Britain can be, and how few facilities are provided.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Cycling \Cy"cling\ (s?"kl?ng), n. The act, art, or practice, of riding a cycle, esp. a bicycle or tricycle.


Cycle \Cy"cle\ (s?"k'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Cycled. (-k'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. Cycling (-kl?ng).]

  1. To pass through a cycle[2] of changes; to recur in cycles.

  2. To ride a bicycle, tricycle, or other form of cycle.

  1. That undergoes a cyclic motion or process n. 1 (context uncountable English) The sport of riding and racing cycles, especially bicycles. 2 (context countable English) Any cyclic action or process v

  2. (present participle of cycle English)


n. the sport of traveling on a bicycle or motorcycle


Cycling, also called bicycling or biking, is the use of bicycles for transport, recreation, exercise or sport. Persons engaged in cycling are referred to as "cyclists", "bikers", or less commonly, as "bicyclists". Apart from two-wheeled bicycles, "cycling" also includes the riding of unicycles, tricycles, quadracycles, recumbent and similar human-powered vehicles (HPVs).

Bicycles were introduced in the 19th century and now number approximately 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 in comparison with motor vehicles, including the sustained physical exercise involved in cycling, easier parking, increased maneuverability, and access to roads, bike paths and rural trails. Cycling also offers a reduced consumption of fossil fuels, less air or noise pollution, and much reduced traffic congestion. These lead to less financial cost to the user as well as to society at large (negligible damage to roads, less road area required). By fitting bicycle racks on the front of buses, transit agencies can significantly increase the areas they can serve.

Among the disadvantages of cycling are the requirement of bicycles (excepting tricycles or quadracycles) to be balanced by the rider in order to remain upright, the reduced protection in crashes in comparison to motor vehicles, longer travel time (except in densely populated areas), vulnerability to weather conditions, difficulty in transporting passengers, and the fact that a basic level of fitness is required for cycling moderate to long distances.

Cycling (ice hockey)

In ice hockey, cycling is an offensive strategy that moves the puck along the boards in the offensive zone to create a scoring chance by making defenders tired or moving them out of position.

Category:Ice hockey strategy Category:Ice hockey terminology

Usage examples of "cycling".

Finished with cycling the air-lock combination, Councillor Albedo tapped at the invisible key in his palm once again.

They were individually more powerful than any past Manticoran battlecruiser had ever mounted, with fourteen emitters per cluster, each capable of cycling at one shot every sixteen seconds.

The scene is set for a rumble and what better place for a biker fight than a flea-market swap meet for motorcycle parts sponsored by the British Motor Cycling Club.

Only a few stragglers still sat in pews facing the altar and, above it, the enormous vid display of the Whole Earth-white clouds, blue ocean, and brown soil-ringed by the green yin-yang arrows, cycling eternally, representing the cyclical nature of life.

The Senior Tutor was filmed cycling along the towpath by Fen Ditton coaching an eight, and was then interviewed in Hall on the dietary requirements of athletes.

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He wore cycling shoes, shorts, and singlet, with safety helmet and fingerless gloves.

Then Jarry looked across the table and found himself staring into the eyes of a journalist for one of the right-wing nationalist Catholic cycling weeklies.

TRICERATOPS By Kono Tensei English translation by David Lewis The father and son were returning from cycling.

Rafe started her on the long, slow climb to their tanker station as Narc began cycling through volumes of kneeboard cards to figure out how he could talk to their fighter cover--the entire launch and deployment was being done EM CON Senior Chief began inserting radar frequencies into a computer hit list.

She did not want to experiment cycling near the village until she felt she had remastered the knack.

I forced my gentlest smile onto my face, preparing to probe for the answer I wanted to hear, but Jack had been distracted from the Tweenies by a group of boys cycling past the window, calling to each other.

The spectator rarely sees the technical side of cycling, but behind the gorgeous rainbow blur of the peloton is the more boring reality that road racing is a carefully calibrated thing, and often a race is won by a mere fraction of acceleration that was generated in a performance lab or a wind tunnel or a velodrome long before the race ever started.

I could not imagine how she spent her days, but Wiggy said she had once seen her cycling down Southampton Row, so I imagined her in perpetual motion from one place to another.

In one remarkable clinical trial, scientists studying premenopausal women with normal hormone levels and regular menstrual cycling found that bone metabolism rises and falls in harmony with the level of progesterone.