Cycling

French Cycling Terms

Here you will find a complete list of French bicycle vocabulary words. Cycling is one of the most popular sports in France. With terrains varying from urban to rural, flat to mountainous and sea to inland, people from all regions love this sport. Every year the country hosts the world’s most famous cycling competition, La Tour De France. If you’re cycling in France and have any issues with your bike then you’ll definitely find this vocab list useful!

la bicyclette bicycle le vélo bicycle la selle saddle/seat
le guidon handlebar la barre crossbar le levier de vitesse gear lever/changer
le levier de frein brake la bouteille d’eau water bottle
la fourche fork
le rayon spoke la roue wheel la bande de roulement tread
la valve air intake valve
la pédale pedal la roue destinée cog
la chaîne chain le pneu tire la jante rin
les vitesses gears le moyeu hub le frein brake
le cadre frame le tube porte-selle seat post
le tandem tandem (2-person) bicycle
le véle de course racing bike
le vélo tout-terrain mountain bike
le vélo de randonée touring bike
le vélo de ville road bike
la boîte d’outils tool box/repair kit
la piste cyclable bike lane/path
le démonte-pneu tire lever
la rustine patch la pompe pump
l’antivol lock la chambre à l’air inner tube
le siège à l’enfant i
le phare lamp/headlight la béquille kickstand le feu en arrière rear light
le cataphote reflector la galerie à vélo bike rack
les roues d’entraînement training wheels
le patin de frein brake block
le câble cable le pignon sprocket
le panier basket la dynamo dynamo la crevaison (tire) puncture
le cale-pied toe clip
la lanière toe strap
pédaler to pedal
freiner to brake
faire du vélo to ride a bike
changer de vitesse to change gears

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