Bike Rides For Women Are Now A Breeze
The Breeze network is a new initiative from British Cycling to get more women cycling.
The ethos of Breeze rides are all about fun, local bike rides for women, plus a whole range of support, training and ride opportunities too.
Breeze rides are for women, led by other women and aims to create an informal and relaxed environment where women can ride with other likeminded people – plus kids are welcome too on some of the rides. The best thing about Breeze is that you don’t have to be mega fit to take part, rides vary from 2-3 mile rides in a traffic free environment where there will also be an opportunity to take a comfort break and chance for a breather! For those women who want something a bit more challenging there are also opportunities for longer rides too.
Solihull in the West Midlands currently has a great team of champions (see pictures), who give up their time for free to lead out rides in and around Solihull and Birmingham. If you are interested in going along on one of these rides then check out www.breezebikerides.com Rides are also held in other parts of the country so you can also check if there are any near where you live.
If you think you would be interested in becoming a champion and leading out rides then there are currently some courses taking place – anyone who signs up will be given full support, free British Cycling membership and some fabulous kit to wear! Check out their website for more info.
And for those of you who aren’t women and are feeling left out don’t worry! There is a similar initiative for everyone who wants to take part in local led bike rides with weekly led rides in many parts of the country. For more information check out www.goskyride.com