More Women Cycling More Often

March 22, 2017

More women are cycling more often thanks to HSBC UK Breeze, British Cycling’s biggest programme ever to get women into riding bikes for fun.   

Now the fun, social, local bike rides for women have come to Great Corby. Organised by British Cycling trained Breeze Champion, Sara Varian, the free bike rides explore local routes in small friendly groups.

Rides are taking place all year round. The rides are ideal for women who are looking to get back on a bike and are a great way to make new friends. The next ride from Great Corby takes place this Saturday 25th March at 10am, starting from the letter box on the green outside the Queen Inn.  It’s an 18 mile undulating route following the River Eden south towards Ainstable before heading east and north skirting the Pennines to head back to the start point.

The rides are free to take part in, and places should be booked in advance on the Breeze website:

Great Corby Breeze Champion, Sara Varian, said, "Our rides are friendly and sociable on quiet rural roads with optional cake & coffee stops and no one is left behind. The pace & distance vary for each ride - so hopefully there is something to suit everyone."

Councillor Anne Quilter from Carlisle City Council, which works in partnership with British Cycling, said, “Carlisle City Council is proud to support British Cycling in offering opportunities for people to take part in the Breeze bike rides”

Breeze is part of British Cycling’s programme of free events, activities, information and support, designed to help and inspire people of all ages and abilities to get back on their bikes.  There are bike rides taking place regularly throughout Cumbria led by local Breeze Champions.

For more information and to register your free place on a Breeze bike ride, visit  

To find out more about Cycling in Cumbria, see our Cycling Page