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cycling:

see bicycle racingbicycle racing
or cycling,
an internationally popular sport conducted on closed courses or the open road. Track racing takes place at a velodrome, usually a banked 1,093.6 ft (.333 km) oval.
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cycling

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(chemical engineering)
A series of operations in petroleum refining or natural-gas processing in which the steps are repeated periodically in the same sequence.
(control systems)
A periodic change of the controlled variable from one value to another in an automatic control system.
(petroleum engineering)
An operation in which gas flowing from a gas reservoir is passed through a processing plant or separation system, with the gas remaining being returned to the reservoir. Also known as oscillation.
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Julie Hutchison, a founding member of a new Edinburgh women's cycle club Hervelo Cycling, believes that more people have been inspired to take up cycling following Britain's Olympic triumphs.
Hutchison said: "A lot of our members have only started cycling in the last two years, perhaps reflecting the recent focus on this sport in the UK.
"Many people think the triumphs from British cyclists like Victoria Pendleton, Nicole Cooke, Emma Pooley, as well as Chris Hoy, have given cycling a boost at grass roots level."
She adds that as well as the fitness benefits of cycling, women say that they also enjoy being out in the fresh air and meeting likeminded people.
Cycling to work, or combining a train commute with a short ride, is time efficient and cost-effective.
Cycling with your family or friends makes for an enjoyable and all-inclusive outing, too.
Once you have invested in some basic kit, cycling is also free and has very little impact on the environment.
While you might not be quite ready to take on the Tour riders, regular cycling will definitely improve your health, fitness and social circles.