Islington Cycling Club's annual ladies' open ride is back - and you're invited!
Following the success of all our past Ladies’ Open Rides, we'll be setting off from the Spoke on Holloway Road for a day of riding, chatting and - most importantly - eating cake.
This non-competitive event is a celebration of women's cycling, and the perfect opportunity to warm up for a summer of cycling, as well as a chance to meet other women from ICC and elsewhere who are passionate about all things cycling. You'll also find out all the joys club cycling has to offer, so if you're making up your mind about whether to join a club, come along and see if it's for you!
You'll be able to choose a route of 65km (40 miles) or 85km (52 miles), and we'll regroup at the end for a yummy brunch at Look Mum No Hands!, Old Street.
The event is completely free, and is open to club members and non-club members alike - so tell your friends and let's make this a big one!
Use the link of the event on Eventbrite to share!
We will be doing some fundraising on the day, so if you’d like to contribute, please bring some cash.
Bridging the Gap is a fantastic local charity that offers a free mentoring service to people who have been in trouble with the law, at the risk of offending, homeless or recovering from addiction. The charity is tiny and is run by volunteers, and so any funds raised make a huge difference to the amount of mentoring partnerships they are able to facilitate.
Taking part in the Half the Road ride? Why not consider individual sponsorship and set up your own page at http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/IslingtonCyclingWomensRide
Whether you're taking part in the ride or not, you can still make a difference for this amazing charity by donating using the link above.
Our text donations are now set up so feel free to chip in!
To donate £2 text Bridgegap2 to 70085
To donate £3 text Bridgegap3 to 70085
Texting BridgeGap to 70085 will donate £5
These donations will be added to your phone bill (plus your standard charge for texts)
If you’d like to get involved this event and shape other fundraising ideas please contact @Maddy, @FionaGarland
- Confidence to complete a 65km (40 mile) route in a group at approx 20-22kph (12-13mph).
- A roadworthy road bike in good condition (make sure your brakes and tyres are in good condition and pumped properly!).
- Helmets are mandatory as per all our club rides.
- You don’t need to bring any locks or backpacks. Be as light as possible!
- Emergency essentials: 1-2 spare tubes, pump, multi-tool, tyre levers.
- Stay hydrated and energised: Bring water and a couple of bars/bananas.
- Bring cash in case card readers don’t work at the coffee/food stops and just in case of emergency.
See you there!
If you have any questions, please feel free to email Anthi at [email protected]
All current ICC members are kindly asked to volunteer as Ride leaders to support this ride. Ladies please get in touch for the organising huddle! :)