HSBC UK Breeze, British Cycling’s women-only cycling programme, is on the hunt for female cyclists to inspire other women to get on their bikes in Cardiff and Flintshire. If you love cycling recreationally and are passionate about supporting others in your local community, there’s no better time to become a Breeze Champion.
Breeze is the biggest programme ever to get more women riding bikes for fun. Led by women for women, Breeze relies on a group of volunteer ride leaders, known as Breeze Champions, to support other women on free, guided bike rides across the UK. Breeze empowers women to change the face of cycling for good and leave a lasting legacy in their area.
Becki Morris, Women’s Network Project Manager at British Cycling, said: “Our volunteer Champions are at the heart of Breeze. Their passion and commitment to encourage and support women to get into cycling is truly inspiring. It is in large part down to their efforts that the programme is as successful as it is, we never cease to be amazed by them.”
With over 2,000 Breeze Champions trained across the UK to date, and more than 100 of these Champions based in Wales, Breeze has built a growing network of inspiring women. To join them, there’s no need to be a cycling expert, you just need to be confident on a bike and the enthusiasm to motivate others. Esther Griffiths from Bangor became a Breeze Champion in 2015, take a look at her story.
What: Breeze Champion training course (Ride Leadership Award Level 1)
Where: Cardiff or Flintshire
When: Saturday 18 March 2017
The training is a one day course that qualifies you to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children, on roads and cycle paths. You’ll meet like-minded women and what’s more, it’s absolutely free.
After completing the Ride Leadership Award, Breeze Champions will receive free Breeze kit and British Cycling Ride membership.