Louise has been a passionate cyclist since childhood and has cycled competitively at various points. She has been an influential member of the Pride Out LGBTQ+ cycling club since its formation. She forms part of the initial club committee and leads rides in Yorkshire, Liverpool and Manchester.
Louise Ryell said…
"I’m passionate about cycling and have been an active cyclist since my childhood, cycling has many benefits and has truly helped me positively throughout my life, cycling has given me freedom and independence, cycling has challenged me in many ways and taught me survival skills, cycling has encouraged me to carry on against all odds, cycling has given me fitness, friendship and hope when I needed it the most. Cycling is the future."
Cycling is the future
Louise was nominated for the 100 Women in Cycling by Ellen Holmes, who said:
"Louise has been an influential member of Pride Out LGBTQ+ cycling club from it's early days.
Despite her own background in competitive cycling Louise is always happy to keep rides to the pace of the slowest rider and make sure everyone feels comfortable and enjoys themselves
"Despite a difficult inaugural year for the club due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Louise has played a key roll in the club, forming part of the initial committee and leading rides in Yorkshire, Liverpool and Manchester when lockdown allowed.
"Louise has been a very proactive member of the club and when not out leading rides she has kept engaged with the club through social media, sharing ride details and encouraging others to get out on their bikes. Despite her own background in competitive cycling Louise is always happy to keep rides to the pace of the slowest rider and make sure everyone feels comfortable and enjoys themselves."