Breeze is British Cycling’s dedicated programme designed to help get more women riding bikes. Breeze rides take place all over the country, with volunteer leaders called Breeze Champions hosting rides in their local areas and making them available to anyone who wants to take part.
With interested rapidly growing and more women looking for a ride partner or group, Breeze are seeking more women to volunteer to be trained up as champions.
The only requirements are that you be confident on a bike and keen to help others grow in their own abilities. To become a Breeze Champion, women will take part in a one day ride leadership course (dates and sign up procedure here), which will provide them with a certificate qualification allowing them to plan, deliver and promote rides to groups of women.
Becki Morris, Women’s Network Project Manager at British Cycling, said: “Our amazing volunteer champions are at the heart of our programme. Their passion and commitment to encourage and support women to get into cycling is admirable. It is in large part down to their efforts that the programme is as successful as it is, we never cease to be inspired by them.”
Leaders are expected to deliver 12 rides a year on average to local women, and in return will receive Breeze kit, British Cycling Ride membership, and support if you choose to go on to gain a first aid qualification. You can find out more about signing up here, and BC have produced a great video to show what an experience it can be…