Lindsey Ball

Lindsey Ball
Lindsey Ball
Lindsey Ball is part of Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling 2019 list for being the Linchpin of the Leicester Women's Velo cycling club.

Like so many people Lindsey stopped cycling after her teens and didn’t discover cycling again until she had children of her own.

Then in 2011 she went on a Skyride where the city was closed to cars. It was after this ride that she truly caught the cycling bug.

After training as an HSBC UK Breeze Champion and cycle instructor she has led many bike rides for new or returning women cyclists and is involved with Leicester charity, Wheels for All. 

Lindsey said: “I am very fortunate to now have the opportunity to pilot a rickshaw for older people and those with differing needs, this is a new and exciting project and it’s great to know that I can help people to experience cycling in a park which I feel helps to promote a real sense of wellbeing.”

I’ve wonderful memories with wonderful friends who inspire me as much as I hope I inspire them.

Lindsey Ball

When she’s not helping others, she also rides for fun with the Leicester Women’s Velo cycling club that she also helped to set up. 

“It's a very supportive environment and I get a lot out of being able cycle with other like-minded women cyclists, I also know that they'll wait for me at the top of a hill if I'm struggling just as I would wait for them if need be.

“I’ve wonderful memories with wonderful friends who inspire me as much as I hope I inspire them.

“I’m now teaching my five-year-old granddaughter to cycle and as she zoomed off on her bike the other day, I heard her say, ‘look I’m just like grandma’, that was just wonderfully exciting to hear.”

Lindsey was nominated by another woman on our 100 Women in Cycling list, Maryam Amatullah, she said: “Lindsey was one of the founding members of our local women's cycling club in Leicester. There wouldn't be a club without Lindsey's hard work and passion to keep rides going.”

What is 100 Women in Cycling?

Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling is an annual list celebrating inspirational women who are encouraging others to cycle. 

Find out more about Lindsey

Leicester Women's Velo