Cycling UK's Women's Festival of Cycling

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 box of 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. We suggest using a signing on sheet or guest registration form to make a note of who is on your ride with their emergency contact details. You should also be aware of our guidance for ride leaders and carry an incident report form and so on. Further advice and resources for putting on rides and events are available. 

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
Jun 24 Pedal to Heels on Wheels... and back (Women only ride)
A 24 mile led ride. The ladies from Cycle Ayrshire invite you to enjoy an easy-paced pedal...
Kilwinning Cycle Ayrshire, part of Cycling UK
Jun 24 Heels to Wheels (Women only ride)
Join us to celebrate women cycling and kick start your summer of cycling. Visit our Festival...
Kilmarnock Cycle Ayrshire, part of Cycling UK
Jun 24 Electric Bike try-outs for women (Women only ride)
If you are thinking about going electric or curious to know more about these increasingly...
Kilmarnock
Jul 01 Liskeard Ladies Ride (Women only ride)
These rides are for you if you would like to develop your confidence in group cycling on...
Liskeard CTC Cornwall
Jul 01 Womens Festival of Cycling Ride with Liskeard Ladies (Women only ride)
Liskeard Ladies Cycle Group is inviting women to join them for their July cycle ride. This...
Liskeard Liskeard Ladies
Jul 01 Womens Festival of Cycling Ride with Liskeard Ladies (Women only ride)
Liskeard Ladies Cycle Group is inviting women to join them for their July cycle ride. This...
Liskeard CTC Cornwall
Jul 01 Belles on Bikes Edinburgh - 25 mile ride to Almondell Country Park (Women only ride)
Join Belles on Bikes Edinburgh on a 25 mile bike ride around West Lothian. To...
Edinburgh Belles on Bikes Edinburgh
Jul 01 Women's Festival of Cycling off-road ride in the Surrey Hills (Women only ride)
Loop of the Surrey Hills starting from Newland's Corner and taking in the off-road mecca...
Albury
Jul 01 Free bike repair drop-in for women 1pm-4pm (Women only ride)
Come along to our monthly drop-in sessions to sort out niggles with your bike.Qualified and...
Manchester Bike Hive
Jul 02 Tri Energy cycle ride (Women only ride)
A easy going 10-12 mile route around scenic, quiet roads/country lanes of Worcestershire...
Hartlebury
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
Jul 07 Edinburgh Belles - East Lothian ride to Archerfield (Women only ride)
Join Belles on Bikes Edinburgh on a 45 mile bike ride around East Lothian. To confirm your...
Edinburgh Belles on Bikes Edinburgh
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 08 Notts CTC Ladies Ride to Langar Wildflower Farm (Women only ride)
Women's Festival of Cycling ride to Langar.All ladies welcome. The ride is...
West Bridgford Nottinghamshire
Jul 08 Shelley Bike Ride (Women only ride)
10.00am to 12.30pm A free and easy, fun and friendly bike ride for females, mostly on level...
Horsham
Jul 08 Celebrating famous women in Lambeth - an easy social ride as part of the Women's Festival of Cycling (Women only ride)
Approximately 3 hours with frequent stops to celebrate famous women in Lambeth: as diverse as...
London
Jul 09 Women returners cycle ride (Women only ride)
This will be for women returning to cycling or needing some confidence. It follows on from...
Bicester Bicester Social Cycling
Jul 09 Lavender Farm Ride (Women only ride)
Entry to Hitchin Lavender field is £5 and includes picking. Bring a picnic or...
Stevenage Cycling UK Stevenage (Stevenage CTC)
Jul 09 Ride Rushmoor (Women only ride)
Maximum of 20 participants. 
Farnborough
Jul 09 Dunbar Cycling Group - Women's Ride to Smeaton (Women only ride)
Dunbar Cycling Group is delighted to be supporting Cycling UK's Women's Festival of...
Dunbar Dunbar Cycling Group
Jul 09 Teddy Belles picnic (Women only ride)
Bring a teddy bear and your picnic and we'll supply the cake!
Grangemouth Belles on Bikes Falkirk
Jul 11 Streetbikes Women's Only Ride (Women only ride)
Text 07873773417 to book a place Spen running track  Open to anyone.  Approx 20...
Liversedge Streetbikes
Jul 12 Mike Bikes Aviemore - Women's Mountain Bike Ride (Women only ride)
20-25km  9.15am to 11.30am
Aviemore
Jul 12 Aviemore Velo Riders - Road Cycling (Women only ride)
30-40km
Aviemore
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 Summer outing for Harlow Girls (Women only ride)
A river ride leaving from Harlow Rugby Club out towards Lee Valley with a picnic at possibly...
Harlow
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 16 Battlefield Biking (Women only ride)
Women's ride as part of the Women's Festival of Cycling. Easy paced ride of...
Nuneaton Nuneaton Cycle Club
Jul 16 Fylde Bicycle Belles Women's Festival of Cycling Ride (Women only ride)
UNFORTUNATELY THIS RIDE IS NOW FULL
Carnforth CTC Fylde Bicycle Belles
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...
Guildford
Jul 20 Women's Festival of Cycling Ride (Women only ride)
Women's Invitation Ride for Cycling UK Women's Festival of Cycling. Easy-paced ride of...
Winchester Winchester CTC
Jul 23 Rapha Women's100 (Stroud ride) (Women only ride)
After the success of last year's event.. Join thousands of women around the world in...
Stroud
Jul 23 Ports of Tay (Women only ride)
30 miles (full route). Around 15 miles (shorter route through Tentsmuir Forest)
Newport on Tay Belles on Bikes Tayside
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
Jul 23 Off-road ride for women (Women only ride)
Meet at Stage 1Cycles Hawes, YDNPvisitors centre.£2.50 Helen PollardStage 1...
Askrigg Stage1cycles
Aug 05 Liskeard Ladies Ride (Women only ride)
These rides are for you if you would like to develop your confidence in group cycling on...
Liskeard CTC Cornwall
Sep 02 Liskeard Ladies Ride (Women only ride)
These rides are for you if you would like to develop your confidence in group cycling on...
Liskeard CTC Cornwall
Oct 07 Liskeard Ladies Ride (Women only ride)
These rides are for you if you would like to develop your confidence in group cycling on...
Liskeard CTC Cornwall
Nov 04 Liskeard Ladies Ride (Women only ride)
These rides are for you if you would like to develop your confidence in group cycling on...
Liskeard CTC Cornwall
Dec 02 Liskeard Ladies Ride (Women only ride)
These rides are for you if you would like to develop your confidence in group cycling on...
Liskeard CTC Cornwall

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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