Cycletta 2013

 

Following on from her Olympic success in 2012, Victoria Pendleton (CBE) is urging ladies nationwide to get on their bikes at a Cycletta event this year, organised by mass participation events company Human Race.

 

cycletta start

 

Following the success of last year’s Cycletta which saw thousands of women across the UK take to their bikes, the ladies only cycling series is once again coming to even more stunning locations across the UK in 2013, including visits to Scotland and Wales for the first time, as well as a new Surrey location. With the added incentive of raising vital funds for Official Charity Partner, Macmillan Cancer Support, there’s never been a better reason to get on your bike.

 

Cycletta 2013 is open to women of all ages and abilities and includes different distances including a Classic distance of 40 km and a Challenge distance of 52-82km. With the Olympics inspiring a whole wave of new cycling participants, Human Race have added a new shorter 20km distance at all venues continuing to develop the core motivation behind Cycletta, to make cycling participation accessible for as many women as possible. Also new for this year girls aged between 12 and 16-years-old can take part when accompanied by an adult.

 

For the younger kids all events (with the exception of Brighton) will now host a Scootathlon taking place on the same day.  The Scootathlon is a mini fun triathlon for children between the ages of 4 and 8 where they scoot, bike and run. Girls and boys will race together in various age categories, completing a 390m Scoot, 390m Bike and 250m Run.

 

Cycletta ambassador, Victoria Pendleton (CBE) will be aiming to take part in as many of the events as she can, and encourages women everywhere to give the events a go. She said: “I’ve been involved with Cycletta since it launched with two events in 2011. I am so passionate about this series and it is fantastic to see Cycletta continue to grow in popularity, with events now taking place all over the country.

 

“There are many reasons why women should get out on their bikes- whether it’s to commute to work, keep fit, socialise or to raise money for a good cause like Macmillan Cancer Support. Some cycling events can feel intimidating, particularly if you haven’t been on a bike for years and that’s exactly what Cycletta aims to change.”

 

Cycletta scenery

 

Each Cycletta will take place in stunning surroundings, on safe well-managed roads and with loads of fun for all the family. Ladies are encouraged to bring the whole clan along to cheer them on. Each event will feature all the unique touches that made the 2012 events so popular, like treat stops along the routes and the popular pamper zone offering ladies free post-ride pampering to make sure they leave looking as glam as when they arrived.

 

Ian Lulham, Macmillan’s Cycling Events Programme Manager, said: “We want as many ladies as possible to take to two wheels, get outdoors in the great British countryside and take part in Cycletta for Macmillan in 2013. Not only will you have a great day out, but you’ll be helping us on our way to raising much needed funds to help support people affected by cancer, every step of the way.”

 

The Cycletta website offers a host of information on training, race day advice and bike maintenance. To find out more go to: humanrace.co.uk

 

 

See below for more information. To book your place check out: www.cycletta.co.uk

 

Cycletta Cheshire- 12th May, Tatton Park

Cycletta at the Wiggle Dragon Ride- 9th June, Margam Park, South Wales

Cycletta Bedfordshire- 30th June, Woburn Abbey

Cycletta Surrey- 7th July, Loseley Park

Cycletta Scotland- 15th September, Scone Palace, Perth

Cycletta Brighton- 29th September, Plumpton Park

Cycletta New Forest- 13th October, Beaulieu

 

victoria pendleton cycletta

 

 

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