All about Breeze
Published 22 August 2013
British Cycling’s Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women into riding bikes for fun. Our aim is to help thousands of women feel confident and comfortable about going on a ride.
While cycling is becoming more and more popular in the UK, the proportion of women getting involved is actually declining. We want to change that.
We’ve spoken to lots of women and done our research to understand the reasons why more women aren’t cycling and they include lack of time, confidence and feeling safe riding a bike. We’re trying to provide as many cycling opportunities as we can in a nurturing and friendly environment. We currently have almost 200 bike rides for women on a weekly basis. Find a ride near you.
Our programme wouldn’t be where it is today with our inspiring volunteer Breeze champions. These ladies organise fun, social, local bike rides for women. Rides go at a speed that suits everyone, and they often start or finish at a cafe so everyone can have a drink and a chat.
We’ve also been trying to make bikes more accessible to women, through hire schemes and female-friendly bike shops, along with our women-only mass participation events.
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