Girls Gotta Ride Cycling Club
Welcome to the Girls Gotta Ride Cycling Club. We meet every Thursday at 11.00am-2.00pm. The group was started by Ann Marie Smith, a cyclist with over 25 years experience. She wanted to get more women (especially Black women who are inactive) out and about cycling on a regular basis. This has clear advantages from a health perspective.
One of the main reasons for starting the club was because of the under-representation of Black women in cycling clubs in Bradford. As an organisation we also wanted to do our bit to dismantle some of the barriers that exist that prevent Black women from cycling. We also wanted to combat social isolation amongst women from these groups as research supports our views that they are particularly isolated with little if any projects that target them specifically in Bradford.
The project has created opportunities for women who are new to cycling so that they can keep fit, develop their confidence in riding a bike and get to know about Bradford’s cycling infrastructure.
Women who get involved will get access to their own bike, protective clothing and all the equipment needed to start riding (as soon as they have undergone basic training) on a regular basis.
If you would like to get involved in the project either as a rider (women age 16+) or a volunteer (men and women) you can contact Ann Marie Smith on 01274 720254.
We don’t just cycle, we get involved in everything cycling.
We are serious about putting our cycling club on the map and being known by all the movers and shakers in the cycling world. Our cycling leaders give presentationbs and educate the public in order to break down the barriers to entry for wonen of colour into cycling.
Benefits of joining GGR Cycling Club are plentiful. Theer are clear health and social benefits, not to mention the following:
Be part of a group and get fit together
Attend cycling events and gain essential knowledge
Extend your life by introducing more physical activity
Learn to cycle and use your bike as your mode of transport
Getting Women Into Cycling
Weekly cycling rides, bike workshops and community networking.
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