Second of the female participation rides begins at Tatton Park

800 women join Victoria Pendleton for Cheshire Cycletta

Women of all cycling abilities attended the second of two Cycletta events for 2011 starting at Tatton Park, Cheshire, last weekend.

800 women took part in the 40km ride around scenic roads, with free massages, helmet hair remedy centre, a chill out area provided by Sky and British Cycling, a Cycletta bracelets and goody bags to boost route-completion satisfaction.

Olympian Victoria Pendleton led the ride and chatted to fellow cyclists while navigation Ashley, Mobberley and other sections of the Cheshire countryside. In September Pendleton led similar numbers at the Cycletta South, at Whipsnade.

Jo Dytch, of Participate and project director of Cycletta, said: “We are delighted that Cycletta North has been such a success. The event provided a friendly environment for female cyclists of all abilities. Victoria Pendleton and the 100s of women who took part should be proud to be part of the rapidly growing numbers of women enjoying the freedom of two wheels and bringing such enthusiasm to the event.

“Our aim is to have provided a catalyst that will see a social shift with 1,000s more women enjoying cycling across Britain over the coming years and from seeing the smiles on the faces today we are well on the way.”

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