Vicky Smith

Breeze Area Co-ordinator - Hampshire & Dorset

Breeze Area Co-ordinator – Hampshire and Dorset

I have been leading Breeze rides since 2014, training after being encouraged to join a ride as a participant. I couldn’t believe that something active could also be social and so much fun.
As a leader I love being able to visibly see a rider go from nervous beginner to confident cyclist, -sometimes in the same ride. I have seen friendships made and lives changes by Breeze, it is so much more than a bike ride to many women.
As an area coordinator I want other leaders to get as much from their volunteer experience as I do. It can be a lot of hard work to build up but very rewarding.
I work for the NHS, but if I am not at work, I am cycling.
For 30years of my life I didn’t even own a bike, and now I can’t imagine my life without it. Luckily my family are grown up (and cycle) so they understand.