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Women’s Cycle Rides in Jersey

Jersey – Latest Place to Get Breeze Rides

January 2019

Women in Jersey are being encouraged to get on their bikes in a new female-only cycling group. The regular rides are part of the HSBC Breeze programme, which has now been launched in the island on the back of success in the UK.

The Jersey rides are currently every Saturday morning starting from the Radisson Blu hotel, and the scheme will be expanded to also include Wednesday evenings in the summer.

“It was brilliant to see a dozen or so women turn up for our first one last weekend,” said Jersey Sport CEO Catriona McAllister, one of 11 recently-trained Breeze Champions in the island. “This is all about giving any woman, whatever their background, the opportunity to feel part of a group, to socialise, to make new friends and to keep fit at the same time. “We’ll introduce main road riding gradually but will start with cycle paths, quiet roads and pick routes that are mainly flat. We never leave anyone behind.”

Breeze Champions are fully trained ride leaders. They organise the rides which can be found on the www.letsride.co.uk central online portal. Islanders can find out about the routes, dates and timings before signing up for a space.

Women’s Cycling Project Manager, Faye Downey, from British Cycling has been keen to see the Breeze Rides expand. “We set ourselves an ambitious target of influencing one million more women to cycle by 2020, and to enjoy the benefits that cycling can offer. HSBC Breeze is a perfect place to start – whether you’re looking to build confidence, improve your fitness or meet new people.”

To sign up to join a Breeze ride in Jersey (or anywhere else in the Region) visit www.letsride.co.uk/breeze

Breeze Jersey also has a new Facebook page for those resident or planning a visit!

For more information, contact Tabitha Dickson.