Nadjie Butler

Nadjie Butler
Nadjie Butler
Nadjie Butler

Nadjie Butler

Nadjie Butler is part of Cycling UK's 100 Women in Cycling 2018 list for turning a cancer diagnosis into an incredible force for good.

Nadjie started cycling late in 2014, and in January 2015 signed up to Women V Cancer Ride the Night 100km, raising money for research into breast, ovarian and cervical cancers. The following month, she was herself diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer. Nevertheless, Nadjie completed Ride the Night in May, just eight weeks after a mastectomy and while in the throes of chemotherapy.

In the last four years, Nadjie has cycled 9,200 miles and raised a total of £19,795 for Women V Cancer, Breast Cancer Care, Macmillan, The Stroke Association and Alzheimer’s Society. In 2015 she also qualified as a British Cycling Level 1 and Level 2 Ride Leader and has now led 140 women-only rides. This April she qualified as a British Cycling Level 2 Coach, has already cycled 1500 miles and is planning to take on the Macmillan Night Ride, Wiggle French Revolution, Ride London, Velo South, North Coast 500 and Women V Cancer Cycle India. Recently, Nadjie was a volunteer sweeper for the 65-mile route for Ride for Helen for the second year.

Cancer has spurred me on to be the best cyclist I can be.

- Nadjie Butler

Nadjie is the committee representative for women at her local cycling club, Redbridge, promoting women and women’s issues, and is currently leading a project as a trustee for the Beacon Multi Academy Trust, to provide free bikes across the two sixth form campuses. 

Nadjie says, “Cancer has spurred me on to be the best cyclist I can be. I have found my perfect combination in cycling and fundraising, and have extended this to ride leading and coaching. I am very excited about the future and looking forward to meeting the other list nominees in June!”

Nadjie Butler

Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling is an annual list celebrating inspirational women who are encouraging others to take part in this wonderful and life-enhancing activity.

Sponsored Advert
Sponsored Advert
Sponsored Advert
Sponsored Advert
Sponsored Advert
Join Cycling UK to help us change lives and communities through cycling
Join Cycling UK to help us change lives and communities through cycling
Membership gives you peace of mind insurance, discounts in cycle shops, rides & routes – for just £3.75 a month!