Welsh Cycling welcomes Ride Social, a new online way for people to build their own cycling communities created by British Cycling and Sky. Cyclists can visit ridesocial.co.uk and create a profile that allows them to join and create bike rides in their local area.
Following a rebrand resulting in a new name, logo and style, Ride Social already boasts a 50,000 strong user base with 950 groups organising 3,000 rides.
Anne Adams-King, Welsh Cycling's Chief Executive Officer said: " Ride Social is a great way to enhance and grow the cycling community across Great Britain, and see poeple out and about on their bikes making new friends. We now also have Breeze bike rides for women in Wales, so Ride Social is a fantastic extension of social cycling in Wales."
Stewart Kellett, British Cycling’s recreation and partnerships director, said: "We are delighted to have created a place for cyclists of all abilities to make friends, form groups and get out and ride their way. Ride Social is a great addition to our existing ride programmes, Sky Ride Local guided rides and Breeze bike rides for women."
To celebrate the launch of Ride Social, cycling enthusiasts are being offered the chance to win a bike ride with a member of Team Sky.
Want to enter? Here’s what to do:
- Head to ridesocial.co.uk.
- Create a ride on Ride Social that takes place between 14 November 2014 and 8 February 2015
- Invite lots of local cyclists to join you
- Take a selfie of you and your group out on your ride and share on Twitter, Facebook and/or Instagram with the hashtag #ridesocial
Keep an eye online to see which Team Sky cyclist you’ll be joining. The prize ride will take place in spring 2015.
To see the new look Ride Social platform and to win the chance to ride with Team Sky, head to ridesocial.co.uk.