Women’s racing goes from strength to strength in Scotland

Women’s racing goes from strength to strength in Scotland

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Posted: 20 March 2014


Women’s racing in Scotland goes from strength to strength Scottish Cycling, the National Governing Body for cycling in Scotland, announced today (20th March 2014).  Figures highlighted show that there has been a huge 184% increase in female Scottish licence holders and an 83% increase in the number of females participating in cycling events throughout Scotland.  

To support this growth Scottish Cycling has committed to co-ordinating a brand new Scottish Women’s Road Race Series for 2014.  The Series sponsored by Dales Cycles will consist of four races throughout the country, with events taking place in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Banchory, Aberdeenshire.  

Lynne Munro, Scottish Cycling’s Head of Development said: “In Scotland we have seen an 83% increase in those participating in cycling events with a fantastic 184% growth in Scottish female licence holders. The creation of the Scottish Women’s Road Race Series will help us support and develop women’s cycling in Scotland.”

“Scottish Cycling currently underpins and co-ordinates the organisation of over 644 events a year and we are delighted to be able to include a Women’s Road Racing Series.  Scottish Cycling would like to thank Dales Cycles and the club network for their support in helping provide more opportunities for women to ride their bikes in a safe, friendly and accessible environment.”

Debbie Houston, Managing Director for Dales Cycles said: “We are delighted to be the title sponsor of the 2014 Scottish Women’s Road Race Series. Dales Cycles partnership with Scottish Cycling will deliver a brand new Woman’s Road Race Series for 2014 and hopefully help grow and develop women’s cycling in Scotland for many years to come.”

Providing quality racing opportunities at a local, regional and national level is an essential part of the rider development process and a key building block for riders who may have aspirations to move on to national level racing in the British Cycling Women’s Road Series Women’s Team Series or other national events. The staging of high-profile international events such as the upcoming Women’s Tour is expected to further inspire British women to get on their bikes and enter competitive events.

Click the links below to enter the Scottish Women’s Road Race Series, sponsored by Dales Cycles.

Race Dates:

Womens Road Race Series - 10 May 2014

Eaglesham, Glasgow

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Womens Road Race Series - 24 May 2014

Ingilston, Edinburgh

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Womens Road Race Series - 15 June 2014

Inverness

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Womens Road Race Series - 30 August 2014

Aberdeenshire

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