HAVE YOU ever noticed that for every woman you see cycling along a road, there are three blokes?
That’s because a whopping three times as many men as women in this country ride bikes, with just one in 50 women getting their feet on the pedals once a week or more.
Somewhere along the line, it seems many women have forgotten the unbridled joy of butterflies in the tummy and the wind in your face as you freewheel down a hill.
British Cycling’s Breeze Network was set up to change all that, and the launch of the Big Breeze Bike Ride on Saturday and Sunday aims to get women in Cornwall back on their bikes.
Part of the UK’s biggest ever initiative to boost female cycling, the Big Breeze Bike Ride will see thousands of like-minded women up and down the country setting up local rides to share the two-wheeled fun.
Double world champion and London 2012 hopeful, Laura Trott said: “Riding my bike helps keep me in shape all year round and tones my whole body.
“Unfortunately I’m currently in the minority because a lot of girls have a fear factor about cycling, but once you’ve tried it you’ll never look back.”
For more information on setting up or joining a Big Breeze Bike Ride, check out the app on the Facebook page. You’ll also find lots of ideas, tips and inspiring stories.
Laura Trott – it keeps her in shape all year round.