City of Stirling are putting quite a bit of effort into getting women onto bikes, but they now need some assistance from existing lady cyclists.
They have been running Learn to Ride and Back on Your Bike classes for the last 2 years, and are now running a 12 week ladies ‘training and social riding’ program, to help these new cyclists improve their skills and confidence and become regular cyclists.
Once this 12 week program comes to an end, they are hoping that these ladies will continue to keep meeting up and riding together, and they can encourage other interested-but-novice lady cyclists to join them.
However, these ladies are still not really confident enough to ride on their own, and would very much value the company of one or 2 more experienced ladies to ride with them. Their riding speed is about 10 to 12km/hr, they go out on Friday mornings, and there is always coffee and chatting afterwards!
If you are or know of a lady who would be interested in joining these women and riding with them for a bit of moral support, please get in touch with Joanne Burgess (firstname.lastname@example.org or 9345 8910).
Additional information relating to Women on Wheels and great article about what they do can be found here .