We aim to use this space to publish information about events that may be of interest to the female cyclist. As we are based in Leicestershire the majority of our posts will be Midlands related but if we hear of events further afield that warrant coverage we’ll add those too. Our goal is simply to get you girls out on your bikes…
- Ladies Only Rides
A couple of members of Hinckley Cycle Racing Club have earned their stripes as HSBC Breeze Champions, trained by British Cycling as leaders for ladies only cycle rides. If you live in or around the Hinckley area then there are led rides organised weekly throughout the year (weather permitting of course). The two leaders aim to offer suitable rides for all abilities For more information look out for the Hinckley Women’s Breeze Cycling on Facebook or visit the club website at http://www.hinckleycrc.org
- Social Rides
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council run their own rider group called Easywheels. Rides are organised on a regular basis on Saturdays or Sundays depending on demand and availability of ride leaders. Interested cyclists can follow the Easywheels group on Facebook. These rides take place in and around the Hinckley area and are aimed at novice cyclists and those who don’t feel fast enough or confident enough to join a cycle club run.
- Women’s Time Trialling
For those ladies out there who like to push themselves further and faster there is also the Midlands Women’s Time Trial Series with events starting on Saturday 28th April. See http://www.mwtts.org.uk/ for full details.
- Cross Country Mountain Bike Racing
For those of you who are not afraid of a little mud and prefer the fatter tyre side of life then the Midlands Friday Night Summer Series might be something for you to try. These are a series of friendly Mountain Bike races held across the Midlands from May through to the end of August. Competitors can compete in the whole series or choose to take part in as few or as many races as they like. The various categories including Ladies are set off at timed intervals so as to split the pack up. First race of 2018 is at Borough Hill, Daventry on Friday 18th May. See website for more details http://fnssmtb.com/
- Ladies Only Sportives
We recently had the pleasure of riding a ladies only sportive ran by an organisation called 2 Wheels and a Piece of Cake. We can highly recommend their events which take place in Leicestershire around the Vale of Belvoir in some beautiful countryside. For more information on these events visit http://2wheelsandapieceofcake.co.uk