Free women’s bike rides breeze into Cumbria

Breeze Champion Sarah Varian (in red jacket by postbox)
Breeze Champion Sarah Varian (in red jacket by postbox)
22 March 2017 2:39PM

HSBC UK Breeze - British Cycling’s biggest ever programme for women - has arrived in Great Corby.

Organised by British Cycling trained Breeze Champion, Sara Varian, the regular free bike rides explore local routes in small friendly groups, and take place all year round.

Aimed at women looking to get back into cycling, the events focus on being social and inclusive, rather than competitive riding.

Sara Varian, said: “Our rides are friendly and sociable on quiet rural roads, with optional cake and coffee stops. No one is left behind.

“The pace and distance vary for each ride - so hopefully there is something to suit everyone.”

The Breeze rides are part of British Cycling’s programme of free events, activities, information and support, designed to help and inspire people of all ages and abilities to get back on their bikes. There are bike rides taking place regularly throughout Cumbria led by local Breeze Champions.

The next ride from Great Corby takes place Saturday March 25 at 10am, starting from the letter box on the green outside the Queen Inn.

It’s an 18 mile undulating route following the River Eden south towards Ainstable before heading east and north skirting the Pennines to head back to the start point.

Councillor Anne Quilter from Carlisle City Council, which works in partnership with British Cycling, said, “Carlisle City Council is proud to support British Cycling in offering opportunities for people to take part in the Breeze bike rides”

The rides are free to take part in, and places should be booked in advance on the Breeze website:

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