Emerging from British Cycling is a new women’s race team, developed through the successful Breeze network.
British Cycling’s #WeRide campaign began in 2013 with the aim of promoting, and encouraging, more than 1 million women to ride regularly by 2020. With their 2 year progress report firmly planting them on course to reach their target, British Cycling have taken another great leap to better their program. The launch of the new Team Breeze is another significant step in the #WeRide direction.
The new Breeze Team has recruited 8 talented young women, including Emily Nelson who picked up double medals in Hong Kong last week. The team will compete in both national track and road events this season.
This new development is a great way to encourage new riders, seek out new talent and give more opportunity to those women wanting to become professional cyclists.
“The fact that Team Breeze also aims to inspire young women to get on their bikes is an added bonus for us as we’re always on the lookout for talented young riders to join the Great Britain Cycling Team.” – Ian Yate, Great Britain Cycling Team performance pathway manager Ian Yate
It’s an exciting time for women in British Cycling with the continuing efforts being made by teams and organisations to promote and encourage women to ride bikes.
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