A new women’s cycling group in Swindon – the Chainset Chicks – are getting in training for a series of events to raise money for a cancer charity.
The group, co-led by Emma Ryder, service delivery manager with Field Recruitment in Swindon, is aiming to get on their bikes in aid of Women V Cancer.
The first event for the nine-strong group will be the White Horse Challenge on April 24, where they will cycle up and down seven of Wiltshire’s white horse hills, with a climb total of a staggering 4,390 feet.
They also hope to take part in the London Ride the Night in May, which is a 100km ride across the Capital during the night, as well as a Ride London event in July, and another in the New Forest in September.
“We are all women who really enjoy cycling, and by entering events and helping such a great charity like Women V Cancer, we have a real incentive to keep training,” said Emma.
“Field will also be helping us with some sponsorship, as Women V Cancer is going to be the charity they support this year.”
The Chainset Chicks are looking for new members, and welcome beginners as well as more experienced cyclists. All the members are based in and around Swindon, and organise rides at least twice a month, at weekends during the winter and weekday evenings in the summer, with a different route each time. There’s no fee to join or take part.
For more information about the group, or to sponsor the riders, email Emma at email@example.com or visit their Facebook page here or email Chainsetchicks@outlook.com
Pictured above from left to right: Clare Toop-Rose, Sara Townsley, Emma Ryder, Mandy Lloyd, Julia Kay, Rebekah Swift