Cycling UK's Women's Festival of Cycling

Women's cycling is in the frame in 2017
Throughout July 2017, Cycling UK will be celebrating women who cycle and helping those who need extra encouragement to take up cycling. Whether you cycle five miles or 500, on or off-road, be part of the Women's Festival of Cycling by registering a ride.

There are lots of inspiring women who enjoy cycling and many groups who encourage women with female-friendly rides. The Women's Festival of Cycling aims to brings together the great things that are already happening, and inspire more women to discover the thrill of riding bikes for themselves - whatever their age, fitness or ability!

Everything you need to know about leading a ride can be found in our Ride Leader and Event Organiser resources

FREE gifts for organisers and riders!

The first 50 groups, clubs or individuals to register a women's ride for this July will receive a FREE Cycling UK organisers' party pack with everything you need to make the ride go with a swing including a smart Cycling UK branded picnic rug, bunting, bicycle napkins, a recipe sheet and more PLUS a FREE Cycling UK goodie bag for up to 10 riders containing items such as a customised bell, jelly beans, water bottle, and useful tote bag, (Note exact contents may vary.)

A dedicated Women's Festival of Cycling organisers' resource pack will be available soon comprising posters, leaflets, flyers and so on so you can publicise your ride. 

Registration for Organisers

To register your ride, follow the instructions attached below. - you do not have to be a Cycling UK member to do so. All registered women's only rides taking place this July will be covered by our  Organisers' Liability insurance, as long as they are run in accordance with our guidance

If you group, club or body is not affiliated to Cycling UK already, you can join and benefit from our Organisers' Liability cover from as little as £75 a year and have peace of mind, as well as support all the great work we do on behalf of all cyclists. If you would like help registering a ride, please contact Julie Rand, Women's Festival of Cycling Coordinator.

Registration for Participants

If you would like to take part in one of the rides listed below, please contact one of the organisers in advance to let them know. They will give you instructions on how to register for the ride. Note that children under 18 MUST have signed parental consent forms (if the ride organiser is happy to have them on the ride) and under 13s MUST be accompanied by a parent or guardian, in accordance with our Participation Policy for Children and Young People.

Female-friendly cycling events:

Date Event Town Group
Lady on a bike Apr 30 Tour de Yorkshire: Women's Park-to-Park ride, with Well North and Onna Bike (Women only ride)
On Sunday 30 April 2017 the Tour de Yorkshire will leave Bradford on stage three...
Bradford Onna Bike
May 06 Liskeard Ladies May Ride (Women only ride)
Hoping this will be a delightful circular route of just under 19 miles from Liskeard town...
Liskeard Liskeard Ladies
May 19 Cycling UK Lincoln Women's Ride (Women only ride)
A traffic free ride along the Sustrans Water Railway to the Bardney Fryer for Fish and Chips...
LINCOLN Cycling UK Lincolnshire
Belles riders May 20 Wirral Bicycle Belles regular monthly cycle ride (Women only ride)
Belles will be cycling from our meeting place in Port Sunlight to Thurstaston to check out an...
Birkenhead Two Mills (Wirral)
Belles riders Jun 17 Wirral Bicycle Belles regular monthly cycle ride (Women only ride)
During national Bike Week, our Belles will be riding from our meeting place at Port Sunlight,...
Birkenhead Two Mills (Wirral)
Jun 17 Cycling UK Lincoln Women's Ride (Women only ride)
A mostly traffic free ride along the Sustrans NCN64 across the border to Harby and the lovely...
Brayford Wharf North Cycling UK Lincolnshire
Jul 02 Tri Energy cycle ride (Women only ride)
A easy going 10-12 mile route around scenic, quiet roads/country lanes of Worcestershire...
Jul 05 Five miles to Fabulous - Women Only Bicycle Ride (Women only ride)
Meeting at the Chase Hotel, Higham Lane, Nuneaton, CV11 6AG, Wednesday 5th July 2017.
Nuneaton Nuneaton Cycle Club
Jul 06 Powderham Castle ride (Women only ride)
Starting at Piazza Terracina, Exeter Quay. Coffee will be at Powderham Castle.  We may...
Exeter CTC Exeter
5MTF Jul 08 South Herts 5 Miles to Fabulous Festival Ride (Women only ride)
Celebrating ten years of Five Miles to Fabulous women-only cycle rides, this is our Women'...
St Albans South Herts Cyclists
Cycling, Ladies, women, bikes Jul 08 Women's Festival of Cycling - Fabulous Ladies ride (Chester) (Women only ride)
Join us on this ladies only ride, from Chester to Waterways Garden Centre, on the edge of...
Chester Chester and North Wales CTC Caer a Gogledd Cymru
Jul 09 Ride Rushmoor (Women only ride)
Maximum of 20 participants. 
Belles riders Jul 15 Wirral Bicycle Belles regular monthly cycle ride (Women only ride)
Belles are riding from our meeting place in Port Sunlight to New Brighton, our local popular...
Birkenhead Two Mills (Wirral)
Jul 15 Castle Cyclists' Women's Ride (Women only ride)
A very easy paced ride along pretty quiet lanes to a popular pub for a light lunch, returning...
Bishop's Castle Castle Cyclists
Jul 15 Cycling UK Lincoln Women's Ride (Women only ride)
A lovely mostly traffic free ride to the Daisy Made Ice Cream Parlour at Skellingthorpe. #...
Lincoln Cycling UK Lincolnshire
Jul 19 Women's Festival of Cycling Guildford to Compton ride (Women only ride)
Celebrate Cycling UK's Women's Festival of Cycling this summer with a shortish ride...
Jul 23 Cycling UK Lincoln Women's Rapha100 Ride (Women only ride)
Ride out to Boston on the Sustrans Water Railway to see some windmills... This is a Raphawomen...
Lincoln Cycling UK Lincolnshire

Groups with Women Only Rides

Group Type of group
Group shot of cyclists on NCN7 cycle route near Lochwinnoch Cycle Ayrshire, part of Cycling UK CTC Member Group
Chester & N Wales CTC Caer a Gogledd Cymru Chester and North Wales CTC Caer a Gogledd Cymru CTC Member Group
CTC Cornwall CTC Member Group
Devon CTC Member Group
CTC Fife & Kinross CTC Member Group
Fylde Bicycle Belles CTC Fylde Bicycle Belles CTC Member Group
Hertfordshire CTC Member Group
Cycling UK Lincolnshire CTC Member Group
Group photo South Herts Cyclists CTC Member Group
Two Mills group outside Eureka cyclists cafe Two Mills (Wirral) CTC Member Group

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