This is a selection of photos of our Members on Rides and Tours.
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
HELEN TOLLEYCTC Ride Leader - Helen Tolley
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 !
And then here are some photos of our Womens Group members on International Women’s Day 8th March 2021