4 July 2012
Are you looking for inspiration for your Breeze bike rides? Here is some tried and tested ideas from some of our Breeze champions.
Friendly bike shops: Natalie says ‘I popped into my local bike shop the other day with a poster and they were really keen to help promote my rides. They said they have a lot of local women asking about bike rides so it was definitely worth the visit. They also do Bike hire so we will be starting a few rides from the shop! My Big Breeze Bike ride poster is already up in the window’.
Set a Goal: Joy says ‘I have found with regular rides and ladies who turn up week in week out, it's good to plan other activities. Signing up for a charity ride or sportive is a good way to build up and encourage regular riding. It's a great feeling when ladies achieve their goals and the team spirit is great for confidence building. Above all, have fun and enjoy the sheer pleasure of riding your bike’.
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside! Jackie says: For those lucky people living close to the sea, why not go for a bike ride along the beautiful British coast. There is no better way to enjoy the fresh (and sometimes windy) air of a bike ride. At the end of your ride, why not stop off at the local beach hut and treat yourselves to a yummy ice cream.
If you live a little closer in land, why not take a trip down the local canal route and take in the views of the quirky little barges slowly making their way to their next lock. Canal routes are a perfect way to explore the hidden gems of your area and you can do as little or as much of the route as you like’.
A little bit of history: Emily says: ‘Use the Big Breeze Bike Ride as your chance to explore your local area and take a little adventure with your friends. Get to know your local area’s history that little bit better by going for a bike ride to your nearest National Trust, castle grounds, local reservoirs, slate and salt mines or other historic destinations. Educational AND enjoyable!’
If you have some unique ideas for rides, please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org