If you are only just starting to get back onto your bike, and you are slightly lacking in confidence, the British Cycling’s Breeze programme might be just for you.
Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun, whilst meeting new friends in a sociable environment. The aim is to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride.
British Cycling have spoken to lots of women and done their research to understand the reasons why more women aren’t cycling. The reasons include: lack of time, little or no confidence and not always feeling safe when riding a bike. So now they are trying to provide as many cycling opportunities as they can in a friendly environment. There are currently over 150 bike rides for women on a weekly basis, including both on and off road.
The programme is successful due to the number of volunteers which lead the rides, Breeze Champions. They organise local fun and socially active rides, which more than often include a coffee and cake stop. All rides are promoted via the Breeze website and will detail the length of time you’ll be riding for, the maximum speed which shall be maintained, but no one ever gets left behind and the pace of the rides are often to suit the slowest rider. As well as full details of the route and start point.
All rides can be found at www.goskyride.com/Breeze