Cycletta

 

Sunshine and great fun were the order of the day on Sunday when, Olympic Gold Medal winning cyclist Victoria Pendleton (CBE), was joined by almost 700 women at Cycletta Bedfordshire.

 

Cycletta gets under way

 

With the choice of a 20km, 32km or 57km course, women of all ages and abilities gathered early in the morning in the Cycletta Village at Woburn Abbey, to take on the challenge. Many of the riders, including journalist and television presenter Aggie MacKenzie were raising money for the official charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

 

First up were the kids Scootathlon events, which are a new addition to the Cycletta Series this year, with children aged 4 – 8 years old scooting, cycling and running to the finish line. Victoria Pendleton was then on hand to set the rest of the women off, taking to the main stage to offer some final words of advice and encouragement, before leading the crowd of women towards the start line. She then started the waves of cyclists from 9am before joining them on her bike.

 

Speaking ahead of the start Victoria said, “Over the last few years women’s cycling has been growing rapidly. I see more and more women out on their bikes and it makes me proud to know that Cycletta has been a real driving force behind this.

 

“I’ve been involved with Cycletta since it began in 2011 with just two events, now there are 7 events in England, Scotland and Wales and it’s a real pleasure to come along to the events and join the ladies out on the roads. Some of them appear more nervous than others at the start, but everyone helps each other along and there’s a really special atmosphere at the finish line.”

 

 

En route the ladies were pleased to find two Treat Stops full of sugary goodies as well as energy bars provided by PowerBar and roaming mechanical support was provided by Cycletta’s Official Bike Partner Liv/giant, the women’s division of the popular leading bike brand Giant. On returning to the venue the participants were greeted at the finish line by Vita Coco, who were on hand to naturally hydrate them after their cycle.

 

Following their ride, cyclists made their way to the new Cycletta Spa by Unlisted London where ladies enjoyed well-earned guided cool down session in The Stretch Zone followed by a massage to relax tired muscles.

 

Registration is open for Cycletta Series events around the UK. For more information visit www.humanrace.co.uk/cycletta

 

Upcoming events in the 2013 Cycletta Series

 

CYCLETTA SURREY - 7TH JULY 2013

CYCLETTA SCOTLAND - 15TH SEPTEMBER 2013

CYCLETTA BRIGHTON - 29TH SEPTEMBER 2013

CYCLETTA NEW FOREST - 13TH OCTOBER 2013

 

 

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