Which out of the two is correct?

  1. I like to do cycling .
  2. I like to go for cycling .

Is 'Cycling' in both the examples used in noun form?

  • What do you think yourself in particular. You can improve the question by specifying your problem with the sentences.
    – Cardinal
    Jun 20, 2017 at 16:49
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    In the case of 2, I think most people would use "I like to go cycling".
    – user3169
    Jun 20, 2017 at 16:51
  • You could even say, "I like to cycle."
    – fixer1234
    Jun 20, 2017 at 20:24
  • go for cycling is not idiomatic. You like to "go for rides on your bike|bicycle"
    – TimR
    Jun 20, 2017 at 20:35

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Neither would be commonly used in most dialects of English. It would be more common to say "I like cycling" or "I like to go cycling". Where I live (Canada) it would be even more common to say "I like to ride my bike/bicycle".

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    +1, but doesn't it largely depend on how seriously you are in to cycling. If you are a ten-year-old child, then "I like to ride my bicycle" seems apt. However if you are in training for the Tour de France, then something like "Cycling is my sport" is perhaps what you might say.
    – WS2
    Jun 20, 2017 at 17:03
  • @WS2 I agree. "Cycling" may or may not imply seriousness, but "riding a bike" implies a lack of seriousness. I find in daily life that cyclists tend to refer to their specialization in cycling rather than "cycling" in general, however; e.g. "I like bicycle racing" or "I like mountain biking", although this isn't universal. Jun 20, 2017 at 17:05

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