More than a simple means of transportation that has once again become very popular, cycling is above all a sport that has many followers. Towns and cities with a large population have multiplied the many facilities that are offered. Cycling is now accessible to everyone, everywhere.
For a city like Épinal, which outskirts offer such a natural environment for the many cycling disciplines, it is normal that many sports clubs developed throughout the area. There are many advantages to practicing this sport in a club. First and foremost is the conviviality. Although cycling is an individual sport, it is obvious that being able to be part of a group can become an additional source of motivation: people get together to train and motivate themselves to achieve common goals. Membership in a club allows you to practice in a group.
The technical skills, knowledge and diet advice gained from being coached by experienced riders, either formally or informally, will make cycling more accessible regardless of your level. Whether you are a mountain biker, road cyclist or leisure cyclist, the chosen activity contributes significantly to the preservation of your health and it can even improve it. French cyclists nickname their bicycles Little Queen.
In addition to the human aspect, we must not forget the practical side that is being able to benefit from personal and technical insurance. While purchasing equipment, you can also negotiate prices and enjoy the benefits of belonging to a group. Clubs ask for a small personal contribution in order to maintain a good atmosphere. For example, you can participate in outings, volunteer to help with a special events, attend the General Meeting… All this for the common good of the club.
Épinal, with its large diversity of landscapes, offers cycling enthusiasts a wide choice of clubs, which offer broad and varied approaches to cycling.