Women's Festival of Cycling

As part of the Women's Festival of Cycling, Cycling UK staff and Trustees, partners and supporters all came together to run an impressive road event in Wirral, offering three different ride distances exclusively for women.

Cycling UK's first Women's Festival of Cycling has finished, with over 70 new female-friendly rides and events taking place throughout the country during July. Festival Coordinator Julie Rand sums up the highlights of what has been an exciting month of cycling activities.

100 Women in Cycling list 81-100 - 25 Jul 2017 - Article
Our final selection of women who inspire other women to cycle includes names from the world of cycle touring, downhill and enduro racing, several Member Group Secretaries, academics and many others, all equally noteworthy for their achievements in promoting female cycling.

As part of our Women's Festival of Cycling, we're celebrating the efforts of female cyclist Lorraine Dixon, as she inspires women in Birmingham to get out and discover cycling.

100 Women in Cycling - Numbers 41-60 - 13 Jul 2017 - Article
Our series of inspirational women in cycling continues, in no particular order, with a look at people from a wide range of backgrounds and cycling experience who encourage and promote other women to cycle, including campaigners, a bike mechanic, a bike shop owner, local ride leaders and group founders plus many more.

Video: 100 Women in Cycling event - 12 Jul 2017 - News
Around 70 people gathered in Birmingham this week to celebrate the amazing 100 Women in Cycling who were nominated by Cycling UK members, staff and supporters.

Framebuilder, bespoke bike maker, bike mechanic and occupational therapist Liz Colebrook explains the perfect bike fit for female cyclists and looks at the popularity of off the peg Women's Specific Design (WSD) bikes.

Nine years ago, Cycling UK member Sue Booth set up an informal Member Group called the Chester Fabulous Ladies, which now has around 300 members

Many articles, conferences and blogs discuss the barriers to more women cycling but very few stress the reasons WHY it is a particularly good activity for females.

Several years ago Cycling UK member Linda Edge had the idea of cycling on her own to Italy from Scotland. When she first mentioned her dream to family and friends it was met with disbelief and laughter. Linda recalls "I was unfit, my knowledge of bike mechanics was negligible as were my map reading skills and I have a poor sense of direction." But after completing a 10-mile ride with her local Cycling UK group in Ayrshire, she found the confidence to go for it....

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