I go cycling a bike in a park.

Is the above sentence correct?

  • to cycle in the meaning "ride a bike" is intransitive. It does not take a direct object. I like to cycle where cars are not allowed. Jul 3 '18 at 11:15

No, unfortunately that is not common usage. Here are some suggested alternatives:

"I am riding a bike in a park." The most common verb for cycling is "to ride". This would be the most common usage in US English.

"I am cycling in a park." Generally, you wouldn't say "cycling a bike" as that is redundant - cycling only happens on a bicycle. In US English, this would be slightly more formal than 'riding a bike'.


That doesn't sound right.

I would say

I go cycling in a park.

If you do want to use bike in your sentence you can say riding a bike, not cycling a bike!


No it isn't correct to say:

"I go cycling a bike".

Cycling describes the action of riding a bike. It would be like saying:

I hammer a hammer.

You don't; but you may say that you hammer a nail.

In British English we would say:

I go cycling.


I ride a bike.


I go bike-riding

It's possible someone might say:

I go cycling on my bike.

Now, that last option will sound a little tautological to many and so won't be often used. But you can cycle on a tricycle! So it isn't technically incorrect. Just as one might say "I go driving my car".

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