Belles on Bikes

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Why cycling can be especially beneficial for women Blog
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.
Cycling safely in Clackmannanshire
Highlights of Cycling UK in Scotland in 2016 Blog
It’s been an incredible year of growth for Cycling UK in Scotland. Head of Development Scotland, Suzanne Forup, takes us through some of the highlights of 2016 and then her own Christmas wishlist.
Two young girls on a tandem
Do we need female-specific cycling activities? Blog
The response to events such as 'Women's Sport Week' is often along the lines of "That's all very well but shouldn't women be active every week?", not just once a year. Cycling UK's Julie Rand ponders why encouraging women can only be a good thing, as women currently do far less physical activity than men at every phase of life.
Edinburgh Festival of Cycling
Scotland's biggest celebration of cycling culture News
The Edinburgh Festival of Cycling is returning to Scotland's capital from 9 - 19 June. It will be the biggest celebration of cycling in Scotland and Cycling UK will be hosting events and activities to showcase just how cycling can and is changing people's lives.

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'Belles on Bikes' is a network of women's cycling groups in Scotland, developed and supported by Cycling UK, the national cycling charity. The development of Belles on Bikes is currently fund by a Big Lottery's Awards For All grant. Belles on Bikes aims to support women to get cycling together in a friendly, inclusive and relaxed environment.

Since January 2014, the Belles network has grown quickly and there are now Belles groups in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Stirling, Falkirk, Moray, the Scottish Borders, Cumbernauld, Fife, Tayside and Aberdeenshire and Inverclyde

  • Patron: Her Majesty The Queen
  • President: Jon Snow
  • Chief Executive: Paul Tuohy
  • Cycling UK is a trading name of Cyclists’ Touring Club (CTC) a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no: 25185. Registered as a charity in England and Wales charity no: 1147607 and in Scotland charity no: SC042541. Registered office: Parklands, Railton Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 9JX.

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