Campaign to get more women cycling launched

A campaign to get more women to don their outdoor gear and get out and about on their bike has been launched.

British Cycling recently unveiled Breeze, the biggest ever programme focused on getting more women into riding bikes.

Current research suggests three times more men than women take part in cycling regularly – with the gap growing.

Breeze offers women a national network of fun, local and flexible bike rides that are friendly and informal.

The first rides will start in June in towns and cities across England.

Natalie Justice, network manager at British Cycling, said one million women currently would like the opportunity to get out on their bikes.

“Breeze gives them the chance to do just that on their doorstep and change cycling for women forever,” she said.

“If you’d like to get out on your bike, whether it’s for the first time or after a long break, Breeze is for you.”

British Cycling is the national governing body for cycling in the UK.