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Slades Farm to host women’s cycling day to celebrate Olympic achievements
SLADES Farm in Bournemouth will provide the setting for an event on Sunday, September 23 to celebrate the success of women’s cycling.
British Cycling’s Breeze in the Park will get under way with a bike ride for women of all ages and abilities including a pit stop tea party at a local cafe.
Cycling is growing in popularity in the UK but the number of female riders is shrinking with three times more men riding a bike regularly than women.
British Cycling Women’s Network manager Natalie Justice said: “London 2012 has turned out to be the women’s Games. This extraordinary and unprecedented time deserves a celebration.
“We want every single woman out there, who has been inspired by the Games, to bring their bike and kids along to the park and join us for a special Breeze bike ride.”
The free ride will start at 10 am at Slades Farm open space in Ensbury Park. Just turn up on the day or visit breezebikerides.com to find out how you can get involved.
Earlier last month the Daily Echo revealed how children and adults are flocking to the Slades Farm based Bournemouth Cycling Centre in the hope of becoming the next Victoria Pendleton or Bradley Wiggins.
Alan McRae, who manages the centre along with Roger Papp, has seen a massive increase in the number of residents of all ages signing up to the clubs and coaching sessions at the 250-metre velodrome which opened in June last year.
He said: “Cycling is hugely popular; we’re booked every evening and most days in the holidays there is something going on here.”