Susan’s top sportive tips

After taking on her first sportive at 55, Susan (left) caught the bug and is this Sunday riding the Mersea May event. Here are her top tips. As a teenager I was always off out exploring on my bike, but after moving to London in 1978 I rarely cycled at all. Nobody really cycled in […]

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Helena’s 70 mile sportive

In the third part of our sportives series, we caught up with Helena Bowman as she tackled the Belles of Belvoir 70 miler.     My name is Helena and I’ve been a Breeze Champion in Warwickshire since 2013. While the 70 mile distance may at first seem off-putting, I’ve cycled quite a few 70, […]

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Six things to look out for during the Women’s Tour

The OVO Energy Women’s Tour returns for a third year today, kicking off in the dainty market town of Daventry. Whether you’re watching at home or out on the road, here are seven things to look out for. It’s the Women’s Tour’s London debut This year’s Women’s Tour will conclude with a showpiece finale in London. […]

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Nina’s guide to hill climbing

In the fourth part of our Breeze Sportives series, Nina Jensen shares her top tips for tackling the climbs of the Haydon Hundred.     Hill climbs can be tough, but it’s a great achievement when you reach the top and take a moment or two to admire the view – lungs and legs both […]

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Everyday heroes, and why we need them

  To mark the start of Women’s Sport Week, Becki Morris, British Cycling’s Women’s Project Manager shares the importance of everyday role models and why we need them now, more than ever.     When my parents gave me the middle name Emmeline there was no chance of me not learning about my namesake Emmeline […]

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