In 2011 Participate Sport Ltd launched the popular women-only Cycletta cycling series, which inspired nearly 2,000 women of all abilities take to their bikes to ride 40km alongside Olympic cycling Champion and Cycletta Ambassador Victoria Pendleton.
As we begin the Olympic year, Participate are set to build on this success by expanding the series even further. 2012 will see seven Cycletta events being held across England, with five brand new venues and routes added to the series, inspiring more women than ever before to take part and by doing so supporting Cycletta’s Charity Partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.
The new 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
Cycletta Ambassador Victoria Pendleton MBE said: "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! I hope to see you out there"
Each Cycletta ride will take place in a stunning family friendly venue and will feature all the unique touches that made the 2011 events so popular. Riders will face a 40km safely managed route on quiet country roads, with treat stops based along the route as well as the popular ‘pamper zone’ at the finish line. All riders will be able to tap into free pre-event training advice, cycle fashion wear, and a range of motivational information to make the build up to Cycletta almost as fun as the ride itself!
Macmillan Cancer Support are the official charity of the Cycletta series for the second year running and participants are encouraged to join ‘Team Macmillan’ and fundraise to help support the thousands of people affected by cancer in the UK.
Nick Rusling, Chief Executive of Participate Sport and Cycletta said: “We are so excited by the healthy growth of the Cycletta series. The Cycletta events are the most inspiring I have delivered as thousands of women, many of whom are nervous cyclists, are starting to see the joy and fun that cycling can offer”.
Entries for all Cycletta events open today. To register, please visit www.cycletta.co.uk.