I have ridden bikes for as long as I can remember. Cycling is something I am passionate about for all kinds of reasons. I believe that cycling is a brilliant way to get around, a fantastic way to exercise and get to know the area around you, a wonderful way to spend time with your children, and just incredible fun.
I want to share my passion for cycling with others, especially women. Women have always been in the minority in cycling and although more and more women are getting on their bikes, there is still a long way to go.
In October 2017 I trained as a British Cycling Breeze Champion. Breeze is the British Cycling initiative to get more women cycling. Through the scheme, women train to be a ride leader and then organise free led bike rides for women in their local area.
My group is called ‘Corstorphine Mums On The Move’ (with thanks to another Breeze volunteer for the wonderful name!). The rides are aimed at mums (and grannies, and aunties and any other women) from Corstorphine Primary School. I wanted to promote cycling to parents because I think that more children will cycle if more parents cycle. That said, the rides are open to any other women who are interested, you do not have to be connected with the school at all.
We meet on the first Tuesday of each month and the third Thursday of each month (school term time only). The rides leave from the rear entrance to the school at 1pm. There also occasional Sunday rides.
For more details:
Facebook: Breeze Network Edinburgh
Or look up Lets Ride on the British Cycling website.
Below you will find some of my blog posts about Breeze, Corstorphine Mums on the Move and supporting more women to get on their bikes.
This New Year, earn rewards for your winter miles with #BreezeThroughWinter. Just in case you need a bit more motivation to get active on your bike this New Year, British Cycling are again running their Breeze Through Winter campaign. Simply register on the Breeze website and Read More …