Since 2019, the ladies of Crewe Clarion Wheelers have hosted women only rides on the first Saturday of each month. The rides initially started at approx. 25 miles in distance and have built up to 50 miles with a café stop partway through. The average speed of these rides is 12/13 mph.
All the rides have a strict no-drop policy, and all riders are fully included and supported.
New riders can join us for up to three rides before needing to join the club to participate in further rides. Once part of the club, our ladies can become involved in general club cycling, time trialling, Audax rides and of course, some pretty great cycle holidays that vary from a weekend away in the UK to cycling the mountains of France.
If you would like to join us on an upcoming ride, follow the link below for information on the date, start time and route. There is no requirement to sign on, just turn up on the day.
The rides have been so successful that female membership in the club has risen from 10% to 26%.
The downside to our success is that the rides are now too long for newer riders. With this in mind, plans are afoot to arrange a second, shorter monthly ride for ladies only. This will be approx. 20 miles at about 10/11 mph and will of course have the necessary café stop.
We have successfully completed many ladies only rides and have had great feedback on both the route selection and the support offered to our new riders.
See below for feedback taken from our Facebook page.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask via the Contact Us page.