On 29th May, over 80 women from the Cycle Sisters network took part in the RideLondon-Essex event.
Returning after a 2 year break, the RideLondon gives riders the opportunity to cycle on closed roads and enjoy spectacular views of London's landmarks and, for the first time this year, taking a route out into the countryside of Essex.
Along with 20,000 other riders, the Cycle Sisters took part in the 30, 60 or 100 mile challenge events and for many of our riders this was the longest ride they had ever completed. Leading up to the event our amazing volunteer Ride Leaders organised training rides to help our sisters prepare.
"Thank you Cycle Sisters for all the training and encouragement! I couldn't have done it otherwise" commented Lei from our Cycle Sisters Redbridge group.
We are very grateful to London Marathon Events for supporting us with subsidised places for the event making it possible for more people to participate and helping to make this year's RideLondon more diverse than ever.
Cycle Sisters chair Samra Samra who completed the 100 mile route said, "It was amazing to see the support for our sisters with people shouting "Go Cycle Sisters" all the way around the route! I truly felt the representation today, it was a beautiful sight to see all different people cycling together and I am grateful for all the work the different clubs have done to make cycling more accessible for all."