We want to change the culture of cycling and get one million more women on bikes by 2020. This section contains the latest news on all things related to women’s cycling as well as updates on the progress that we are making towards our ambitious target.

Latest News


Five British women on the start list for La Course

Published: 25 July 2014

Lizzie Armitstead among five British riders in the starting lineup for one-day race in Paris on Sunday.

British Cycling delighted to have supported the opening of ‘Beryl’.  

British Cycling delighted to have supported the opening of ‘Beryl’

Published: 16 July 2014

The play about cyclist Beryl Burton comes as British Cycling is working hard to inspire women to ride bikes.


British Cycling supports play inspired by Beryl Burton

Published: 25 June 2014

In the year the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire, British Cycling has thrown its support behind a new play celebrating the life of British cycling great Beryl Burton.


Brand New: Breeze Challenge Rides

Published: 20 June 2014

British Cycling’s Breeze network are delighted to announce the launch of new longer distance, challenge cycling events, increasing ride choice for the UK’s most successful and popular women’s cycling initiative.

Lucy Garner  

Women’s Tour inspiring the next generation to Go-Ride

Published: 8 May 2014

With the Women’s Tour bringing women’s cycling into the spotlight, youngsters across the country are being inspired to get involved with cycling.


British Cycling women's strategy is 'transforming the culture of the sport'

Published: 9 April 2014

An unprecedented rise in the number of opportunities to race and ride and a move towards equal prize money is helping to “transform the culture of the sport” British Cycling’s president said today.


British Cycling and The FA join forces to get more women into sport

Published: 27 March 2014

Jess Varnish and Vicky Williamson launched the Kick Start Your Ride initiative today alongside England women’s internationals Gemma Bonner and Fara Williams.


Final teams for The Women's Tour confirmed

Published: 21 March 2014

Teams from 10 nations will take part in the first-ever Women's Tour this May.


Emma Trott has sights set on The Women's Tour in May

Published: 14 March 2014

One of Britain's top road racing cyclists Emma Trott has her sights firmly set on competing in the first ever Women's Tour.


Women’s cycling in Britain to be boosted by The Women’s Tour

Published: 7 March 2014

The Women’s Tour takes place from the 7-11 May across the east of England with 11 of the top 13 teams in the world having already confirmed their participation.


Volunteer profile: Julia Gilbert

Published: 6 March 2014

Julia Gilbert is one of many women working tirelessly behind the scenes in cycling.


Breeze champion Judy proves that age is no barrier

Published: 5 March 2014

One woman on a mission to inspire others and prove that cycling can make you feel great at any age is Judy Robinson from Bradford. At 77, Judy is the oldest volunteer champion in the Breeze programme.


Gallery: A year of success for Great Britain's women riders

Published: 4 March 2014

As part of our build up to International Women’s Day, our latest photo gallery takes a look back at the last 12 months which have been hugely successful for the Great Britain Cycling Team’s elite female riders.


Young volunteer Molly inspires next generation to Go-Ride

Published: 3 March 2014

In the build-up to International Women’s Day on Saturday 8 March, British Cycling will be highlighting the many opportunities open to women to get started in cycling.


Women's road racing on the increase

Published: 14 February 2014

Women’s road and circuit racing is on the up with female British Cycling licence holders having increased by 23% in the last year. Increasing both female participation and the number of competitive events available to women are key features of British Cycling’s strategy to get one million more women cycling by 2020.


British Cycling’s Breeze programme wins at Total Women’s Cycling Awards

Published: 14 February 2014

Breeze – the recreational cycling programme for women from British Cycling – won two awards at last night’s Total Women’s Cycling Awards, hosted on the opening night of The London Bike Show.


Great Britain women to lead the medal hunt at cyclo-cross world championships

Published: 29 January 2014

Great Britain's Helen Wyman and Nikki Harris will lead the 14-strong Great Britain team at the 2014 UCI Cyclo-Cross World Championships in Hoogerheide. Read the full preview.


Rider Development Sessions for Women return to Tameside Racing Circuit

Published: 28 January 2014

Rider Development Sessions for Women return to the Tameside Racing Circuit in February, for riders who wish to develop their road racing, fitness and group riding skills in preparation for the 2014 season.


Becky James named as the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Young Sports Woman of the Year 2013

Published: 6 December 2013

British Cycling’s Olympic Podium Programme rider Becky James was last night named as the Sunday Times and Sky Sports Young Sports Woman of the Year for her achievements in 2013.



Case study: Gilly from Huddersfield inspiring women to get into cyclo-cross

Published: 29 November 2013

One woman making a difference in her local community is Gilly Dukes from Huddersfield, who is single-handedly helping a group of complete beginners enter their first competitive cyclo-cross race.

Dame Sarah Storey  

Cycling during pregnancy: Tips from Dame Sarah Storey

Published: 27 November 2013

Paralympic champion offers advice on cycling during pregnancy.



Q&A with Huw Williams

Published: 19 November 2013

This month, we speak to Huw Williams, a Level 3 Coach and cycling journalist, who’s been particularly successful in developing women’s cycling; delivering female-only group sessions, coaching riders one-to-one and working with female elite cycling teams.


Your commuter profiles - Deborah Longman

Published: 21 November 2013

Meet British Cycling member and NHS employee Deborah, who is wise to the many health benefits of cycling to work and who can't wait to get a folding bike to further enhance her commuting possibilities.

Plas Y Brenin hosts women-only Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award  

Plas Y Brenin hosts women-only Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership Award

Published: 11 November 2013

Plas Y Brenin - the National Mountain Centre in Wales - hosted the first women-only British Cycling Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership training course.


Your commuter profiles - Rachel Biddles

Published: 28 October 2013

British Cycling member Rachel from Leicester began riding to work to save time and get fit. Fast forward three years and she's training for a 100 kilometre sponsored night-ride and is getting her daughter into cycling too.


British Cycling women's strategy is 'on track'

Published: 17 October 2013

British Cycling’s ambition to get one million more women cycling by 2020 is ‘on track’ the sports governing body said today as it published a six month update on its women’s strategy, announcing that around 106,000 women have participated in the sport governing body’s programmes so far this year.