Bucksinghamshire is a great place to cycle. British Cycling and Bucks Sport via 'Reactivate' are working in partnership to promote a range of opportunities for people to get involved with cycling whatever their age and ability.
British Cycling, Sky and the 'Reactivate' partnership have come together to help grow Britain's love of life on two wheels. Sky Ride aims to get more people of all ages and abilities out on their bikes - and that means you!
Cycling is already one of the fastest growing sports in the UK and with our encouragement we want to help people understand the thrill of getting back in the saddle. British Cycling want to get more people healthier, fitter and happier and have set ourselves the target of getting one million more people on a bike by 2013.
Sky Ride Local rides are small group cycle rides designed to get everyone cycling regularly in a fun and informal way. These rides are led by British Cycling trained ride leaders, who will guide participants along the route, and provide tips and advice on cycle safety and skills.
Rides vary in levels, from beginners to more experienced cyclists, so you can pick a level to suit your skills and enjoyment. Whatever level you choose, you'll be riding on safe routes, with your ride leaders. And if you haven't dusted off your bike for a while, they'll happily check it over for you.
Sky Ride Local is about as much fun as you can have on two wheels. A programme of Sky Ride Locals can be found in Milton keynes, use the link to see how you can join us for FREE fantastic days exploring the best of the local area.
Click here to see the Skyride promotional video.
Welcome to the Breeze Network!
Group bike rides – led by women, for women
The Breeze network is British Cycling’s new national network of bike rides for women. Supported by Sport England lottery funding, Breeze will deliver tens of thousands of cycling opportunities for women across England.
These fun, recreational group bike rides will be led by women for women. The Breeze network empowers women to change the face of cycling for good and leave a lasting legacy. Over the next three years British Cycling will train over 1,000 women to become local Breeze champions with a Ride Leader qualification. This will result in over 80,000 women cycling.
The Breeze network
- Dedicated Ride Leader training and support for female volunteer Breeze champions motivating like-minded women to get on a bike.
- Fun and local bike rides led by women, for women
- Information on female friendly bike shops, bike hire and re-cycle schemes
- Mass participation bike rides across the country
- Easy to use website and registration process
- Cycle training – more female instructors trained by British Cycling to help women get on their bike
British Cycling are investing lottery funding from Sport England in providing free national governing body training, kit and ongoing support to the network of volunteer Breeze champions. In return we hope you will provide some straightforward information, promote the Breeze network and deliver around 14 rides a year in your local area.
Breeze champions will help other women to enjoy the fun, fresh air and freedom offered by bikes rides. This network of Breeze champions are vital to the success of the network.
To find out more e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Breeze website to find a ride.
Chiltern Cycle Way
Cycling is a great way to get around and stay fit – in rush hour cycling is twice as fast as a car and regular cyclists enjoy a fitness level equal to that of a person ten years younger!! And, with the recent opening of the Chilterns Cycleway by Formula One Racing Driver Mark Webber, you can explore the Chilterns for free. For details of this 170-mile signposted route click here.
Cycle Aylesbury is Buckinghamshire County Council's project to get more people cycling, more safely, more often in Aylesbury. The team organise events and training, working with schools and businesses across the town to encourage people to cycle.
Cycle Aylesbury is also responsible for putting in new cycle routes around the town including the very successful Gemstone routes proving it is.... better by bike.
For more information on the team's activities and cycle routes in Aylesbury visit there website by clicking here
Finally, Cycle clubs are a great way to make new friends and learn about local cycle paths and routes click here for listings of cycling activity taking place throughout the county.