If you are a lady, you cycle and you live in south west London, you might be interested in the following offering from recently opened, women's bike shop Bella Velo in Surbiton.
Truly committed to women's cycling, Bella Velo wants to make your time in the saddle as enjoyable as possible! So not only have they organised exciting and informative events for 2015, they are also hosting women's only rides.
19 February, 6.30pm
Guest speakers include a talent spotted by British Cycling who went on to race in Belgium and is a current racing cyclist. If you want to hear about the inside of the sport and perhaps take it up yourself, why not head along? BellaVelo kit will be in stock and for sale.
Nutrition for Cyclists
19 March, 6.30pm
Want to feel better, more energetic and make changes in your life? Join Bella Velo for an evening of information, recipes and plenty of samples.
Bella Velo Demo Day
Join the Bella Velo team as they take to the Surrey roads and trails to experience the full range of Specialized bikes. It's a great opportunity to give off road and/or road biking a try and an even better opportunity to find out which bike suits you best. Bella Velo will be leading group rides throughout the day. Further details to follow.
In addition to the events listed above Bella Velo also offer women's group rides every second Saturday, leaving from the store in Surbiton. Ladies gather at the store at 9am for a 9.30 departure.
There are usually two routes on offer. The first is known as the Cafe Ride which is perfect for those starting out, or who prefer a more relaxed ride - this route will usually cover a distance of about 30 miles and take in a coffee stop at the half way point. The second ride is usually a longer route, with no coffee stop and a couple of hills thrown in for good measure.
Whichever route you choose, we have it on good authority that they are very friendly rides and that Bella Velo team member, Belinda bakes delicious treats to reward everyone after their ride. If that's not reason enough to head along, we don't know what is!
Today's cake. pic.twitter.com/frhrxScWeU
— BellaVelo (@BellaVelo) January 3, 2015
The dates for the next rides are : 31 January, 14 February, 28 February, 14 March, 28 March.
For more information check out the Bella Velo website.