Women into Cycling 2024

22nd February 2024

Bringing Women & Wheels together.

Fancy getting back on a bicycle again?

Sustrans (the walking & cycling charity) provides a FREE Women into Cycling programme open to all Belfast Trust staff to love the art and fun of cycling once again for leisure and commuting.

Regardless of age, ability, whether a wobbly wheeler or fair-weather cyclist, this programme is designed to cater to your every need. Led by passionate and knowledgeable Sustrans instructors, you’ll learn essential cycling skills, gain confidence on the greenways and road, and discover the joy of riding in a supportive and inclusive environment.

Over the course of six sessions, you’ll cover various topics such as bike maintenance, road safety, group riding techniques, and more. Each session will be packed with practical outdoor exercises and fun activities to ensure an engaging and enjoyable experience for all participants.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to meet like-minded women, improve your cycling skills, and embrace the freedom of two wheels! Sign up now for the Women into Cycling six-session programme and embark on an unforgettable cycling journey. Bring your own bike or borrow one of ours.

Starts 27th February 6.30pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-into-cycling-6-week-programme-registration-788203286247

Starts 11th April 6.30pm https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/women-into-cycling-6-week-programme-registration-830031064257

Quotes from past participants

‘I found Sustrans Women into cycling course so motivating with lots of helpful advice and encouragement with other likeminded women.  My confidence was around 1 out of 10 at the start but the practical and personal attention really boosted my confidence to now cycle on the road and it was so much fun’. Martina BHSCT

‘Such a brilliant course, with friendly and supportive Sustrans staff who put everyone at ease and made us feel safe.  Highly recommend to anyone wanting to boost their confidence again on a bicycle.  It was such great fun, fantastic, fabulous. I learnt a lot and my confidence has grown’Suzanne, BHSCT

About Sustrans Leading the Way programme

Sustrans’ Leading the Way with Active Travel workplaces programme funded by the Public Health Agency (PHA) engages a number of major workplaces within Belfast including, Public Health Agency, Belfast City Council, Business Service Organisation, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the Department of Infrastructure. The aim of the programme is to promote and encourage active travel such as walking, cycling and use of public transport as part of the daily work or community commute to improve physical and mental wellbeing and to contribute to a greener environment.

The programme delivers a wide range of free events, confidence boosting activities, cycle training, information, advice and personal support to help staff make small but sustainable changes to their daily travel habits and leave the car behind more. https://www.sustrans.org.uk/NIWORKPLACES

To find out more contact Dianne Whyte, Sustrans Active Travel Officer, Leading the Way Belfast Dianne.whyte@sustrans.org.uk or Telephone 07812 470791