Jason Kenny celebrates Social Cycling Groups reaching 10,000 buddies

Jason Kenny

Jason Kenny joins the celebration as social network for cyclists reaches 10,000 buddies

Just three months ago British Cycling launched Social Cycling Groups, a social network designed to help people connect with other local cyclists. Now, after the best ever summer for cycling, over 10,000 people have got involved.

The social network, developed with the support of principal partner Sky, allows anyone to set up a group and rides using their own routes or British Cycling approved routes.

Double gold medal winner Jason Kenny said, ‘It’s great news that in just a few months over 10,000 people have been inspired to get involved in Social Cycling Groups. It’s social networking for cycling - it makes it easy to find a buddy, find a ride and find a route. Wherever you live and whether you ride on the road or the trails, you can set up your own group or ride. So if you’ve been inspired by cycling in 2012, join our fast growing network and have some fun.’

British Cycling’s Social Cycling Officer, Emma Bates, said ‘We’re thrilled that Jason is supporting our social network. You can give your group a name to inspire your friends, or you can just search for a group near you and ‘buddy up’. It’s that simple. Groups and rides have been set up across the country by all kinds of riders, from individual weekend keep-fitters to groups training together for charity rides and sportives. Bike commuters are helping each other, our friends at the British Heart Foundation are getting involved, as well as very local community and workplace based groups – all riding and chatting together.’

Jason Kenny added, ‘Congratulations to the all the 10,000 riders who’ve got involved in Social Cycling Groups – here’s to the next 10,000.’

Find out more and get involved involved in Social Cycling Groups.