An initiative to encourage women back to cycling is gathering speed, and has seen four locals test a 10-mile off-road route from Croydon all the way to Greenwich last Saturday. They found the journey a breeze.
The cyclists are all Breeze Champions, who offer organised cycle rides which can be booked online at www.breezebikerides.com.
The organisation has received funding from the Lottery and Sport England, and has the backing of British Cycling through their Sky Ride campaign. Breeze Bikes is gathering pace throughout the country and caters for anything from a three-mile pootle for a novice, to a 30-mile leg-stretcher for the more ambitious cyclist.
The objective is to help more women feel confident and comfortable when riding a bike.
Adrienne Horne, the Breeze Bikes area co-ordinator, said, “Lots of ladies have bikes but rarely use them. The Breeze network is great to encourage them to get on their bike and join other ladies for a friendly ride – and once they’ve started, they come back time and time again.”
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