Social networking for cyclists launches
British Cycling and Sky have launched a new social network – Social Cycling Groups – designed to help you connect with other cyclists in your local area.
Social Cycling Groups, which can be accessed for free via goskyride.com, gives anyone who might otherwise be cycling alone the chance to buddy up with other cyclists and join unlimited groups and rides in your area. With dates, distances, durations and maps, you can choose the group and ride that's best for you.
You can also create your own Social Cycling Groups and rides, add your own routes or use British Cycling’s recommended tried and tested routes.
British Cycling’s Director of Recreation and Partnerships, Stewart Kellett, said:
'Making cycling more sociable is a great step in helping ensure we fulfil our commitment to inspire all people across Britain to give cycling a try in this special Olympic year.
'People who participate in our Sky Rides across the country tell us that they enjoy the experience of cycling with others and would love to do it more regularly. That’s exactly why we’ve launched Social Cycling Groups – giving people the chance to get together and cycle for fun, at a place and time that suits them, and to hopefully form some great new friendships along the way.'
New figures released by British Cycling show that almost half of its near 50,000-strong members are not involved in club cycling. However, despite not wanting to ride competitively, many cyclists feel they would like to have someone else to ride with. 70% of the people inspired by Sky Ride to ride more frequently would like to do more rides with other cyclists. British Cycling and Sky have therefore joined forces to help give every cyclist the experience of riding with others and forming new friendships.
Using Social Cycling Groups via goskyride.com, you can:
- Join unlimited Social Cycling Groups and rides
- Find and 'Buddy up' with like-minded cyclists in your area
- Create groups and rides of your own
- Plan new and exciting routes
- Use tried and tested British Cycling routes.
Find a buddy, find a ride, find a route. It’s easy and it’s free.