Women breeze to champion status with British Cycling

British Cycling is on the hunt for new Breeze champions in Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley and Rossendale to help inspire more women in East Lancashire to get on their bikes and enjoy the fun, fresh air and freedom offered by cycling.

British Cycling’s Breeze network is the biggest programme ever to get more women riding bikes for fun. Led by women for women, Breeze relies on a hugely important group of volunteer champions to bring the programme to life.  Breeze empowers women to change the face of cycling for good and leave a lasting legacy in their area.

Becki Morris, Women’s Network Project Manager at British Cycling, said: ‘Our amazing volunteer champions are at the heart of our programme. Their passion and commitment to encourage and support women to get into cycling is admirable. It is in large part down to their efforts that the programme is as successful as it is, we never cease to be inspired by them.’

If you love cycling recreationally and are keen to help support others, you can become a British Cycling Breeze champion and lead group bike rides in East Lancashire. There’s no need to be a cycling expert, just be confident on a bike and have heaps of enthusiasm.

What: Breeze champion training course

Where: Witton Park Cycle Centre, Witton Park, Preston Old Road, Blackburn, BB2

When: Saturday 16 April

Cost: FREE

After completing the leadership award, Breeze champions will receive free kit and British Cycling Ride membership.

It’s a fun one day ride leadership course that qualifies you to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children, on roads and cycle paths. You’ll meet like-minded women and the best thing about the course is that it’s absolutely free. So, on your bike, get set, go to breezebikerides.com for more information and to register on your local course.


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