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Cycletta grows women-only cycle rides to seven in 2012


Cycletta Finish Line

The two women-only Cycletta cycling rides last year were undoubtedly successful in raising women’s participation in organised rides as well encouraging more ladies to get on their bike more often.

The good news is that there will be seven Cycletta events running this year.

Participate Sport, which organizes the Cycletta rides, has been busy finalising five brand new venues and routes across England over the last few months and can now reveal the details of those rides.

New rides

The Cycletta 2012 dates are:

Bedfordshire – Woburn Abbey – 13th May

Wiltshire – Lydiard Park – 24th June

Warwickshire – Ragley Hall – July (exact date TBC)

Cornwall – St Michael’s Mount – 15th September (at the Festival of Sport)

Brighton – Plumpton Racecourse – 30th September

Cheshire – Tatton Park – 7th October

New Forest – Beaulieu Palace – 14th October

Entries for all these Cycletta events are now open. To register, please visit www.cycletta.co.uk.

All the rides will continue to support the Macmillan Cancer Support charity and participants to the new Cycletta rides will be encouraged to join ‘Team  Macmillan’ and fundraise for the charity while they take part in the Cycletta rides.

Victoria’s seal of approval

Olympic cycling Champion and Cycletta Ambassador Victoria Pendleton will continue her close involvement despite a busy year with the Olympics. Victoria herself took part in the Cycletta North ride at Tatton Park in October last year.

“Being able to cycle with so many girls during Cycletta last year was one of my highlights of 2011. 2012 should be a special year and I really hope that thousands more women will join me on a bike this year. Cycletta is the perfect event to get on two wheels with the girls and have some fun!”

Some of the features that made the Cycletta rides unique in 2011, such as the pamper zone at the finish line, will continue to feature. All riders will also be able to tap into the free pre-event training or clothing advice that many women want for such rides.

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