This page has some information on the people in our group, and some background on our wonderful Ride Leaders
1. This is a selection of photos of our Members on Rides and Tours.
2. And then here are some photos of our members on International Women’s Day 2021
3. Then we’d like to introduce some of our Womens Group Ride Leaders –
MARINA FRIENDCTC Ride Leader - Marina Friend
JILL SEAMANCTC Ride Leader - Jill Seaman
VICKY PALETHORPECTC Ride Leader - Vicky Palethorpe
Shona comes to us one of Cycling UKs 100 Women in Cycling 2019, and brings a special combination of talents to our team.
This is an article about Shona from the Cycling UK Website – https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/shona-hudson
How long have you been cycling
I got back into my cycling when I was 28 when my brother dragged me along to complete the London to Brighton charity ride. And then I met my husband and we did loads of trips abroad and regular cycle rides together. In 2015 when I left full time work I got together with my friend and we decided to take part in a ladies only ride the Belles Of Bevoir and whilst we were not the fastest we enjoyed the camaraderie and cakes ! I then got involved with more ladies cycling and have never looked back and now cycle every week and really enjoy the social side of cycling.
What got you into cycling
I love being outdoors and have always loved the freedom that a bike gives you. It is something I feel I can easily do on my own and with others but it was really something that I loved to do with my husband originally. Now it is just such a great thing for me to do and I have made so many friends and met such lovely people that it is an essential part of my life!
When did you join the club and why
I joined the club in 2021 after I had tried out a few rides. I was encouraged to come along by some cycling friends and I discovered parts of Coventry that I never knew existed. What I really liked was how friendly everyone in this club is and you could choose between ladies only rides or mixed rides. It really has so much to offer that I think there is something for everyone.
Why did you become a ride leader
I became a ride leader a few years ago with British Cycling primarily because I wanted to lead rides in my own area and encourage ladies to cycle. I wear hearing aids and really wanted to encourage like minded people that may be nervous about getting on a bike or have a hearing problem to show them how great it could be.
What bike do you ride
Liv Avail although when I started out it was quite an old Ribble bike that I still have a soft spot for
What is your favourite film
Any Star Wars film
What is your favourite music
I love the Jam but tend to listen to a mix of Dean Lewis , Vance Joy , Robin Schulz , James Arthur , Adele and a little bit of Bob Dylan !