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Women on Wheels - a day of cycling action

Type: 
Conference
Cost: 
£5 for the Women's Cycle Forum - other events free

Women have been behind some of the most interesting developments in cycling in recent years, from cycle campaigns to sport, all-abilities cycling and even leisure rides. Whether your interest is campaigning, racing, family riding, ‘cycle chic’ or just getting on your bike, come along to meet the women who are already making things happen, and come away with the ideas and inspiration to do more.

Women on Wheels 2014 is a day of female (and family) focused events, all part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. On Saturday 14th June there will be:

Building bikes, changing lives

Suzanne Forup manages the Bike Club Scotland programme, which enables young people to take up cycling. A recent visit showed her that cycling can help young people in very challenging circumstances..
Young people and tutors on the BYOB course

CTC Assistant Head of Development (Scotland) Suzanne Forup, also works for Youth Scotland, where she has managed the Bike Club Scotland programme - a CTC/Youth Scotland partnership - for the last four years. Bike Club Scotland works to engage with young people who can find it hard to get cycling, for example young people with disabilities or from minority ethnic communities, and young women and girls from disadvantaged communities.

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We came, we saw, we pedalled on Parliament

On 26 April 2014, thousands of people from across Scotland (and further afield!) descended upon the Scottish Parliament to show politicians that more investment is needed for cycling and active travel.
Pedal on Parliament

Pedal on Parliament is only in its third year, but already its momentum and influence is being felt across Scotland. I attended for the first time last year as a relatively new cyclist and had my eyes opened to the sheer diversity of cycling and how this most humble of things can generate positive shock waves throughout society. 

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Pedal on Parliament

Type: 
Rally/Festival
Cost: 
Free

Last year 4000 cyclists pedalled on the Scottish Parliament to tell politicians they want a cycle-friendly Scotland. CTC Members from all over Scotland and beyond will be gathering again at the Meadows in Edinburgh for a 12 noon start on Saturday 26 April 2014.

For more information http://pedalonparliament.org/
 

 

Bike It

Various routes under 10 miles

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Ride, Cake and Chat!

CTC’s Cycling Development Officer in Scotland is a multi-tasker with a mission – to support women to ride, eat cake and chat. For the record, she’s typing this whilst drinking tea and thinking about what to cook for dinner...
Cycling ladies

I saw in the news this week that British women are the multi-tasking champions of Europe. No wonder, then, that Belles on Bikes is proving so popular with the women of Scotland. Our strapline - ‘ride, cake, chat’ - of actions isn’t meant to be done simultaneously, but clearly it could be!

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Belles on Bikes - Edinburgh

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
Free

Belles on Bikes is running its second Edinburgh run on 22 February. If you are a female cyclist looking to get out on your bike then come along! We are a friendly bunch of ladies keen on cycling (and cake) and welcome women of all abilities. If you are interested in getting the group up and running in Edinburgh then we'd love to hear from you.

Belles on Bikes - Moray

Type: 
Local Group Event (inc DATC and Audax Rides)
Cost: 
Free

Female cyclists in Moray are invited to join Suzanne from CTC and Melanie from Bike Revolution on a 23 mile Saturday ride from Elgin Cathedral to Lossiemouth and back with a stop for cake at Harbour Lights.

CTC Lothians and Borders Rally

Type: 
Rally/Festival
Cost: 
£18 - Adults, £12 - Children under 13

CTC Lothians and Borders would like to invite CTC members to take part in the inaugural Lothians and Borders Rally which will be based at a site on the southern outskirts of Edinburgh at Mortonhall Caravan and Camping Park on Mortonhall Gate.

The rally covers city and rural areas and we hope to offer the opportunity to explore both, with 20, 40, and 60 mile cycle rides on Saturday, Sunday and Monday but participants are welcome to cycle informally on the Friday and indeed extend their stay in to the following week for further exploration. 

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