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bicycle race

or bicycle racing

noun, Sports.
1.
cycling (def 2).
Origin of bicycle race
1865-1870
First recorded in 1865-70

cycling

[sahy-kling] /ˈsaɪ klɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or sport of riding or traveling by bicycle, motorcycle, etc.
2.
Also called bicycle race, bicycle racing. Sports. a race on lightweight bicycles with low handlebars, conducted for specified distances or against time on a dirt or board track or over public roads between cities.
Origin
First recorded in 1935-40; cycle + -ing1
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