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Want to be a Breeze champion?

Vicky and Diane Blackpool

Do you love cycling for fun and meeting new people? Are you passionate about getting your local community on a bike?

The Breeze network is British Cycling’s exciting programme to get more women riding bikes for fun. Led by women, for women, Breeze relies on a hugely important group of volunteer champions to make the programme happen. Their amazing energy, enthusiasm, passion and commitment to get women riding bikes is infectious – they bring the programme to life!

We’re currently looking to recruit new champions – there’s no need to be a cycling expert, just be confident on a bike and keen to help others. We’re looking for enthusiastic people to get involved in the Breeze network and inspire women to get more out of their bike, have fun with friends and get a recognised qualification at the same time.

Here Breeze champion Michele Radant shares her cycling story – her love of bike riding, why she became a champion and what it means to her.

To become a Breeze champion:  

  • You’ll take part in a fun one day ride leadership course where you’ll have a chance to meet like-minded women.
  • The certificate qualifies you to independently plan, deliver and promote rides to groups of women.
  • In addition to free training, we’ll provide you with Breeze kit, British Cycling Ride membership and plenty of support along the way.
  • Furthermore, to ensure you’re able to deliver safe bike rides, British Cycling will support you to gain a first aid qualification.
  • In return we ask champions to deliver on average 12 rides over the year to local women in their area.

Champion training courses will be delivered from February 2016. We’ll be adding details of new courses over the next few weeks, so check back for more or follow us on Twitter for the latest information.

Upcoming courses

(click the links to apply via the British Cycling website)

Kent – Saturday 30 April

Wakefield – Sunday 15 May

Liverpool (south) – Sunday 15 May

Oldham – Saturday 4 June

Bridgwater, Devon – Saturday 4 June

Chester – Saturday 11 June

Hertfordshire – Sunday 12 June

Newcastle Upon Tyne – Sunday 12 June

Southampton – Saturday 18 June

Hyde, Tameside – Saturday 18 June

Hereford – Saturday 25 June

Derby – Saturday 25 June

Carlisle – Sunday 26 June

Oxford – Saturday 2 July

Birmingham – Saturday 9 July

Reading – Saturday 9 July

Cambridge – Saturday 23 July

Ashford, Kent – Saturday 10 September

If you live locally and can commit to leading rides from these locations then please get in touch to express your interest.

If there are no courses in your area or the course is full and you’d like to express your interest in becoming a champion, please complete our expression of interest form and email us: breeze@britishcycling.org.uk and we’ll keep your details on file.

Please note: places are limited, all completed applications will be submitted for review, and you will be notified by email if you have a place on the course. You will need to bring your bike to complete the training course.