Cycletta 2014

 

Cycletta, the UK’s leading women only cycle series welcomes Macmillan Cancer Support as title partner of the series which will now be known as Macmillan Cycletta. The series returns in 2014 following its most successful year ever in 2013 as almost 4000 women were encouraged to get on their bikes.

 

Cycletta 2014

 

The 2014 Macmillan Cycletta dates and locations are:

  • Sunday 8 June: (at the Wiggle Dragon Ride), South Wales
  • Sunday 29 June: Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
  • Sunday 21 September: Beaulieu Palace, New Forest
  • Sunday 28 September: Tatton Park, Cheshire
  • Sunday 5 October: Scone Palace, Perth, Scotland
  • Sunday 12 October: Loseley Park, Surrey

 

The events have seen growth of more than 130% since its inception just three years ago, which is reflective of the surge in popularity of women’s cycling. Olympic champion, Victoria Pendleton who will continue as an ambassador for the series said “It has been such a pleasure to be involved with Macmillan Cycletta so far. I’m proud to have been a part of it since the very beginning and am delighted to see more and more women continue to take up cycling.”

 

Macmillan Cycletta 2014 caters for cyclists of all ages and abilities, and will feature Novice, Classic, Challenge distances as well as the new Macmillan Cycletta 100km distances. The new longer route has been created due to demand from the Macmillan Cycletta audience for a longer women only cycle route. This reflects recent explosion in the popularity of women’s cycling and the new 100km distance will be available at Macmillan Cycletta New Forest and Scotland events.

 

Victoria Pendleton gets Cycletta under way

 

All Macmillan Cycletta routes will wind through sensational surroundings on quiet, safe and well-managed roads. The Novice distance will be a manageable 20km route which is perfect for beginners and is a similar challenge to running 5km. The Classic route which is 40km is perfect for anyone with a little more confidence on their bike. Finally, the Challenge distance is aimed at somewhat more experienced riders, who are seeking a slightly sterner test or for those in training for longer sportives, as the distance ranges from 60-70km. Macmillan Cycletta is open to girls as young as 12-16 years old when accompanied by an adult.

 

The series will start at the prestigious Wiggle Dragon Ride on 8 June, in South Wales. This event is the toughest in the Macmillan Cycletta calendar as it takes in some steep climbs and more technical sections of road. Next up is the Bedfordshire event which takes place on 29 June at the stunning Woburn Abbey where wild deer roam in the beautiful grounds. Next up is the New Forest event on 21 September at beautiful Beaulieu Palace, which is set in stunning countryside, allowing riders to take in spectacular views. On 28 September Macmillan Cycletta will be at the beautiful Tatton Park,Cheshire and will return to Scotland for the second year on 5 October where Scone Palace, once the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, will play host. The final event which will take place on 12 October at Loseley Park, Surrey will mark the final event in the series.

 

Each event will feature all the unique touches that made the 2013 events so popular such as regular and well stocked treat stops along the route, fantastic goodie-bags, friendly and knowledgeable marshals and buzzing event villages. The Macmillan Cycletta Spa by Unlisted will also be providing a complimentary spa experience for all entrants after the events. This provides the perfect opportunity for ladies to relax, refresh and rejuvenate after a day on the bike.

 

Cycletta routes are always scenic

 

At Macmillan Cycletta events the younger kids will also be able to get involved and get active at the Scootathlon which takes place on event day, at each of the venues. The Scootathlon is a mini, fun triathlon for children between the ages of 4 and 8 where they scoot (150m), bike (600m) and run (200m). Girls and boys will race together in various age categories, completing the three disciplines.

Cycling Programme Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, Liz Hemming said: “Macmillan Cycletta is really exciting for us as the series continues to grow in 2014 and we look forward to seeing more women at the events. Macmillan Cycletta is a great way for female cyclists nationwide to raise money to help people affected by cancer through taking on a cycling challenge. The new title of Macmillan Cycletta reflects our commitment to encouraging more women to get on their bikes, and use their challenge to help others”.

 

Secure your place now by logging on to humanrace.co.uk/cycletta. Also keep an up-to-date at the Macmillan Cycletta Twitter feed and Facebook pages. Macmillan Cycletta is part of the Human Race Women Only series which includes triathlon, swimming, running and cycling events

 

 

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