Women's Festival of Cycling coming in July

Women are under represented in British cycling, but thanks to an initiative by Cycling UK change is coming. For the second consecutive year, it is organising a month-long Women’s Festival of Cycling in July and there are lots of women centric events to do.

Identifying that some women need extra encouragement to start and continue cycling, Cycling UK’s festival creates opportunities to ride in female company. It is calling upon everybody, from cycling groups and clubs to individuals to register a ride and inspire others to take part.

After last year's inaugural Women's Festival of Cycling saw over 70 rides take place nationally, this July’s festival will include female-friendly and women-only cycle rides and events all over the UK, ranging from just a few miles with a coffee and cake stop to longer endurance rides, both on and off-road.

Best of all it's free to register and all ride and event organisers will benefit from Cycling UK’s  £10 million Organisers' Liability insurance (terms and conditions apply).

Alongside the festival, Cycling UK is creating a 100 Women in Cycling list to shine a spotlight on all those women who inspire others to take part, whether they are coaches, working in the industry, bike mechanics, cycle campaigners and ride leaders, or even if they just really enjoy riding their bikes.

People can nominate anybody they feel deserves some recognition for what they do encouraging other women to get involved in cycling. The final list will be announced in early July 2018.

Details of how to register, organise and ride and nominate riders for the 100 list can be found here:



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