UCI Wiggle Magnificat has joined forces with the Breeze network from British Cycling to close the cycling gap between men and women. Currently, three times more men than women ride bikes for fun.
Above: British Cycling's Natalie Justice (second left) joins Ken Robson (far right) for the new LadyCat preview ride.
The UCI Wiggle Magnificat is the first UK sportive to introduce Breeze women’s only ride as a featured ride at the event. The brand new Breeze LadyCat ride is a 26.3 mile ride starting and finishing at the beautiful Newbury Racecourse. Families and children are also invited to take part in the new Breeze family ride; a lovely 2.5 mile multi-lap traffic free circuit within Newbury Racecourse grounds.
The UCI Wiggle Magnificat event on Sunday 3 June supports women’s cycling at all levels.
Riders can chose from:
127 mile Magnificat
81 mile InterCat
51 mile CommuniCat
26 mile Breeze LadyCat
Family – Breeze 2.5 mile multi-lap
Natalie Justice, Breeze manager, British Cycling; ‘We’re excited and proud to partner with the UCI Wiggle Magnificat and announce these great new rides for women and families. It’s a great way to take your cycling further and have a go at a sportive in a fun and supportive environment. Together we can close the cycling gap between men and women.’
Ken Robson, Wiggle Magnificat added; The Wiggle Magnificat is ideally suited to introduce the Breeze LadyCat ride. We have designed a course which is linked into the other main rides at the start and finish, and passes close by to Highclere Castle and Watership Down. It is a very enjoyable ride. Women will be able to get a good discount by using 26BREEZE discount code when they enter. Breeze LadyCat 26.3mile ride start time is 9:00am to 9:30am. It is fully supported ride so just follow the Breeze arrow signs.”
Ride details: http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_1860783.html.
The Breeze network is well established in the Newbury area. Local volunteer champion Debbie Martin has set up a group and local retailer Banjo Cycles is actively involved in promoting women’s cycling. West Berkshire Council promotes cycling activities, training and coaching.
To enter and get more details: www.cyclegb.co.uk