Today’s word from the Academic Word List is:
The major forms of this word are cycle, cyclist and cyclical.
While cycle can be used as a short form of the word bicycle (especially as a verb), the more academic use is to describe a series of events happening in a a period of time. Some of the more common combinations include:
to complete a cycle/ to break a cycle
the annual cycle/monthly cycle
the business/economic cycle
the life cycle/the carbon cycle
In transport, in certain cites you may now find a cycle lane reserved for cyclists