Local Cycling Hero: Sandra Green
Published 2 September 2013
Cycling is about more than medals and glory. It’s about fun, freedom – and for some people it’s about extraordinary commitment. This summer we’re turning the spotlight on the unsung stars of cycling – the people who give up their time and energy to help and inspire others to get the most out of their riding.
Winner in the North West region: Sandra Green from Wigan
To many women, cycling doesn’t sound like something for them. There’s finding the time, knowing where to go, having the confidence... But a voluntary champion for British Cycling’s Breeze programme has been systematically breaking down those barriers. Sandra Green has organised and led more than a hundred informal bike rides for local women, encouraging them to get into cycling – and have fun doing it. Sandra has helped Breeze become the biggest programme ever to get more women riding bikes for fun.
‘Her rides are always great fun, whether easy or a challenge, rain or shine; the camaraderie, banter and chat always make for a rewarding time in the saddle.’
‘Sandra is such easy company,’ says Denise Leck, who nominated her. ‘Her rides are always great fun, whether easy or a challenge, rain or shine; the camaraderie, banter and chat always make for a rewarding time in the saddle.’ Sandra’s dedication to making everyone feel welcome and part of the group has helped dozens of women make cycling a habit – and a pleasure.
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