Following the success of the British Cycling Women’s Road Series, the first La Course at the Tour de France and the Women’s Tour in 2014, women’s cycling is on the rise, with the demand for more competitive racing for girls greater than ever before.
This year, the Go-Ride Racing programme will shine a spotlight on Go-Ride Racing events that include a girls-only race, by offering clubs additional resources and support. To celebrate racing for girls, we are encouraging clubs to:
- Host a girls-only race within their event, or
- Host a dedicated event for girls
All you need to do is let us know that you are hosting a separate race for girls within your event and clubs will receive an additional set of prizes to award in these races. When including a girl’s race in, simply tick the box on the registration form to let us know.
Laura Trott, double Olympic champion and world champion who started out at Welwyn Wheelers Go-Ride Club, said: “There has never been a better time for women’s cycling, with major international events inspiring women and girls to get on their bikes.
"Go-Ride Racing events hosted by clubs provide young girls with the perfect environment to don their first race bib, have fun and test their race skills.”
Clubs hosting girls-only races will be provided with the following additional prizes:
- 1 x set of Go-Ride Racing medals
- 20 x Go-Ride certificates
- 20 x Go-Ride Racing wristbands
Clubs hosting a six event series, where each event includes a girl’s race, will also receive an additional set of Go-Ride Racing trophies.
This year, Go-Ride Racing will once again provide clubs with bespoke prizes for delivering series of two, four or six events all year round.
|2-race series||4-race series||6-race series|
|50 certificates||100 certificates||100 certificates|
|2 pairs of premium cycling mitts/gloves||4 pairs of premium cycling mitts/gloves||12 pairs of premium cycling mitts/gloves|
|6 gold, silver and bronze medals||12 gold, silver and bronze medals||18 gold, silver and bronze medals|
|50 red wristbands||50 red wristbands|
|50 white wristbands|
|3 gold, silver and bronze trophies|
Go-Ride Racing benefits
Introducing entry-level Go-Ride Racing events as part of your club activities will give young riders the chance to experience the thrill of bike racing.
Hosting a Go-Ride Racing event is easy; all you need is a Level 2 coach and some enthusiastic volunteers. You will also be provided with the following support:
- Resources and equipment to help you host your events
- British Cycling prizes to award at your events
- Your events promoted on the British Cycling events calendar
- Use of the British Cycling online entry system and event organiser dashboard
- Public liability insurance for racing competitions
- Support from British Cycling’s regional Go-Ride team