Charlotte is a Cycling Development Officer in Preston, Lancashire, working in partnership with local organisations and volunteers to develop grassroots cycling opportunities. Her key focus is on offering ladies-only provisions, from beginners learning to cycle to those wanting to led rides of their own.
Charlotte says, “I plan and deliver community events, including a Ladies Only Guild Wheel Challenge, which supports unconfident ladies to cycle the 21-mile Preston Guild Wheel. Last year a total of 53 ladies participated on a wet and breezy day, some of whom had never cycled more than six miles before or hadn’t been on a bike for over ten years.”
It is an amazing feeling to share the excitement and happiness learning to cycle brings.Charlotte Carter
Charlotte is also a Breeze Champion, Level 2 Coach, Cycle Instructor, Pre Pedal Trainer, Health on Wheels Instructor, Wheels for All Instructor and British Cycling Level 1 Ride Leader. In her spare time she takes on cycling challenges and is a member of Ribble Valley CRC. Last year she completed a 148-mile coast-to-coast ride from Silverdale to Whitby in less than 10 hours.
Charlotte says, “It is so rewarding and satisfying to be able to share my skills to enable others to learn how to cycle and to achieve something they never believed possible. It is an amazing feeling to share the excitement and happiness learning to cycle brings.”