Chris Froome, fresh from his Tour de France win, heads the men’s road race squad while women’s world champion Lizzie Armitstead is one of the three women selected.
On the track, Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish are among the men out for medal success while Laura Trott will bid for a repeat of her London 2012 gold medal double.
And every event is being shown live on the BBC, with BBC One and BBC Four becoming dedicated Olympic channels for the duration of the Games and up to 24 live streams available via the BBC Red Button or BBC Sport website.
So when do you need to tune in to catch all of the best action on two wheels? Check out the full cycling schedule below and the Brits to look out for.
All underlined times indicate the events where the final medal winners will be determined.
Saturday August 6
Men’s road race – 1.30pm
Brit watch: Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas, Steve Cummings, Adam Yates, Ian Stannard
Sunday August 7
Women’s road race – 4.30pm
Brit watch: Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Pooley, Nikki Harris
Wednesday August 10
Women’s individual time trial – 12.30pm
Brit watch: Emma Pooley
Men’s individual time trial – 2pm
Brit watch: Chris Froome
Thursday August 11
Men’s team sprint – Qualifying – 8pm; First round – 9.10pm; Finals – 10.21pm
Brit watch: Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner, Philip Hindes
Women’s team pursuit – Qualifying – 8.19pm
Brit watch: (from) Laura Trott, Jo Rowsell Shand, Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald, Ciara Horne
Men’s team pursuit – Qualifying – 9.23pm
Brit watch: Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancy, Steven Burke, Owain Doull
Friday August 12
Women’s team sprint – Qualifying – 8pm; First round – 9.17pm; Finals – 10pm
Brit watch: N/A
Men’s sprint – Qualifying – 8.14pm; 1/16 finals – 9.30pm
Brit watch: (from) Jason Kenny, Callum Skinner, Philip Hindes
Men’s team pursuit – First round – 8.52pm; Finals – 10.20pm
Brit watch: Wiggins, Clancy, Burke, Doull
Saturday August 13
Women’s keirin – First round – 2pm; Second round – 8.22pm; Finals – 9.27pm
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