The team will be made up of six core riders of Elite, Category 1 and 2 status and will offer the opportunity for two guest riders to compete alongside the team in selected races. The team will compete in six overseas high profile UCI races, the National Women’s Individual and Team Road Race series, whilst also taking part in the thrilling Smithfield and Newport nocturnes. Riders on the team will also act as cycling ambassadors, encouraging cycling as part of an active lifestyle by taking part in events and mass participation rides.
Chief Executive of CTC Gordon Seabright said: “We’re hoping that CTC’s support will translate into inspiring more women to take up cycling. Getting women riding for sport or leisure is of course doubly important as women often are the ones encouraging the next generation to cycle, cementing a lasting legacy for women’s cycling in the UK.”
Feeling inspired to take your cycling further? Why not join a club yourself. British Cycling has a great online tool which allows you to find clubs across the UK. There are plenty to choose from and clubs such as Kent Velo Girls specialise in women only rides and races to suit all levels. Their ever popular training camp runs for a week from March 18th 2013 and the club organises easy rides every Monday, Faster Fridays and Sunday road rides with Time Trials for the more advanced.
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