We mentioned in August that the Breeze network of British Cycling was putting on a day of action called Breeze in the Park to celebrate the success and rise of women in cycling sport as well encourage more cycling participation among women.
The Olympics were a success story for British Athletes, none more so than our women in the cycling. Emerging from the track shadows of Victoria Pendelton are the likes of Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell, while on the road, GB can boast some of the best known female cyclists in the professional ranks with Emma Pooley, Nicole Cook and Lizzie Armitstead.
As you may or not be aware, Go Sky Ride has announced its 2012 event schedule. This year’s schedule does not include a flagship London event due to the Olympics but many other big cities make a welcome return after the 2011 rides.
We’ve got together with Sky Ride to offer for sale, via the site, a limited edition Henry Holland cycling jacket aimed at women.
In its continuing efforts to try and get more women cycling, the sport’s governing body, British Cycling, has launched the Breeze network of free, local and flexible bike rides just for women.
The Sky Ride concept has done much to invigorate a focus on leisure cycling in recent years in the UK and also encourage people to get back on a bike. With every year the movement has continued to get bigger as British Cycling strives to get getting one million people back on their bikes cycling more regularly.