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Cycletta 2012 Announces New Route Options

by Holly Blades

The UK's premier series of women only bike rides, Cycletta, announces increased route options and lower age restrictions. 2012 will see the introduction of six brand new, stunning venues across England; increasing the series to seven events. Organisers are also now pleased to announce longer routes alongside the original 40km. 

The new routes are:-

Bedfordshire - 40km and now a 60km option
Wiltshire - 40km and now a 75km option
Warwickshire - 40km and now a 60km option 
Cheshire - 40km and now a 55km option

Additional distances will ensure there is something for all levels of female cyclist.

Cycletta riders now have the option to challenge themselves with longer distances or stick to a more leisurely ride.


Victoria Pendleton

The existing Brighton and New Forest stages already feature both 40km and 80km routes. 

The age restriction on participants has now also been reduced from 18 years to 16 years to get more young women actively enjoying the world of cycling. 

Cycletta Ambassador Victoria Pendleton MBE said: "Having the option of the longer routes at all of the venues, and encouraging younger females to take part really means there is something for everyone in 2012. It would be great to see daughters accompanying their mum's at the Cycletta rides and really challenging themselves to ride that extra distance". 

Macmillan Cancer Support is the official charity partner of Cycletta and all participants are encouraged to join 'Team Macmillan' to fundraise and help support the thousands of people affected by cancer in the UK.

Entries for all Cycletta events are open. To register, please visit www.cycletta.co.uk.