An Interview With British Cycling’s Breeze
British Cycling’s Breeze initiative is one of most successful schemes for encouraging and assisting women to get into cycling and I’ve long admired the hard work the team at British Cycling and their network of hugely dedicated volunteers have put into it.
Breeze is the biggest programme ever organised for female cyclists in the UK, and its aim is quite simply to get more women enjoying riding bikes for fun.
So how does it work?
It’s simple? Breeze Champions organise fun, social bike rides, list them on the website and then all you need to do is search for one near yourself, sign up and head to the meeting point with your bike. All the rides are of different lengths, for different abilities and take place on different terrain, whether that’s a closed road circuit, cycle path or road. The thing they all have in common is a welcoming approach and helpful attitude.
Part of Breeze’s mission is to celebrate the diversity of cyclists, to share a message that bikes are for everyone. I was delighted when they featured me on the site and asked me a few questions, including what my favourite post-ride meal it.