We regularly hear incredible stories from women about how learning to cycle has changed their lives or how our rides have had a hugely positive impact on physical or mental well-being.
Check out our Sisters' Stories.
Each year we conduct an annual survey of our members to help us understand the impact that our led rides have. In our latest survey:
85% felt fitter and healthier
81% reported improved mental health
90% felt less lonely and isolated
87% felt more confident
In 2021, with the support of London Marathon Foundation, we commissioned Esther Anaya-Boig, independent researcher, to undertake a 2 year evaluation of Cycle Sisters' model and outcomes which was published in September 2023.
Esther compared data from rider registration forms and follow up surveys and also conducted interviews with Ride Leaders and participants. Her findings give an invaluable and detailed insight into the impact of our work - who we reach, the benefits and outcomes of our led rides as well as some suggestions for the future.
In summary, the research found that after attending led rides:
Bike ownership increased
Cycling frequency and distance increased
Perception of cycling confidence and safety increased
Levels of self confidence and life satisfaction increased
More than 2/3 of riders have inspired family members and friends to cycle
Download the full report here.
“Cycle Sisters has made a visible difference - there are noticeably more Muslim women on bikes
which challenges stereotypes and therefore has a wider impact”
Stella Creasy, MP for Walthamstow