Behind the scenes with Team Breeze

In 2016, British Cycling announced the launch of a new women’s cycling team, offering young female endurance riders from the Great Britain Cycling Team’s senior academy the opportunity to race consistently on the road and track in some of Europe’s biggest competitions.

The team is supported by HSBC UK Breeze, the biggest national programme aimed at getting more women cycling for fun and fitness and is a significant step forward for British Cycling’s #WeRide strategy, which aims to inspire more than one million more women to cycle regularly by 2020.

Team Breeze gives academy riders the opportunity to progress through the sport and maximise their potential, and we have no doubt that the team’s continued success will inspire many more women and girls to give cycling a go.


Meet Team Breeze

We caught up with six of the seven riders at the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre in Manchester during one of their track training sessions to find out more about Team Breeze…

The riders

Abbie Dentus
Age: 20
From: Surrey
Twitter: @abbiedentus
Ellie Dickinson
Age: 19
From: Cumbria
Twitter: @EllieMae_333
Instagram: @elliedickinson3
Emily Nelson
Age: 20
From: Lichfield
Twitter: @EmilyNelson21
Instagram: @emily.nelson21
Manon Lloyd
Age: 20
From: Carmarthen
Twitter: @manonlloyd96
Instagram: @manonlloyd5
Megan Barker
Age: 19
From: Cardiff
Twitter: @MegBarker97
Instagram: @megbarker97
Mel Lowther
Age: 21
From: Wakefield
Twitter: @mellowther
Instagram: @mellowther
Rebecca Reybould
Age: 19
From: Weymouth
Instagram: @bex_raybould

Catch Team Breeze in action

> HSBC UK | National Road Championships Time Trials on Thursday 22 June

> HSBC UK | National Road Championships Women’s Road Race on Sunday 25 June