IT’S time to push the bike out and beat the cycle sex bias.
According to British Cycling, three times as many men as women regularly hit the pedals.
The national organisation which promotes two-wheeled, self-propelled transport, has designated the weekend of June 23 and 24 as the time to start to change that statistic with the Big Breeze Bike Ride. There is no big-deal, mass wheel – the aim is to encourage women and girls to do their own thing on a bike.
Research from British Cycling found that nearly a million women nationally would like to start riding a bike, but many are put off by a lack of confidence and someone to ride with.
Setting up or joining a Big Breeze Bike Ride or simply going for a spin could be the answer.
If you are looking for others like you, or need some tips, go to www.facebook.com/BreezeNetwork
And how about signing up for The Herald’s loveLIFE fitness campaign and registering the miles you cover? Go to: www.heraldlovelife.co.uk Email: email@example.com Phone: 01752 765529 Write: loveLIFE campaign, Herald editorial, 17 Brest Road, Plymouth, PL6 5AA.