Cycletta, the UK’s leading women-only cycle series, has welcomed Macmillan Cancer Support as title partner.
The series returns to Tatton Park on September 28 as Macmillan Cycletta following its most successful year yet in 2013 when almost 4,000 women were encouraged to get on their bikes.
Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton, a huge supporter of the Cheshire event which she has attended for the last few years, said: “It has been such a pleasure to be involved with Macmillan Cycletta so far. I’m proud to have been a part of it since the very beginning and am delighted to see more and more women continue to take up cycling.”
All Macmillan Cycletta routes will wind through sensational surroundings on quiet, safe and well-managed roads.
The novice distance will be a manageable 20km route which is perfect for beginners and is a similar challenge to running 5km.
The classic route which is 40km is perfect for anyone with a little more confidence on their bike.
Finally, the challenge distance is aimed at somewhat more experienced riders, who are seeking a slightly sterner test or for those in training for longer sportives, as the distance ranges from 60km.
Macmillan Cycletta is open to girls as young as 12-16 years old when accompanied by an adult.
Each event will feature all the unique touches that made the 2013 events so popular such as regular and well stocked treat stops along the route, goodie-bags, friendly and knowledgeable marshals and buzzing event villages. The Macmillan Cycletta Spa by Unlisted will also be providing a complimentary spa experience for all entrants after the events. This provides the perfect opportunity for women to relax, refresh and rejuvenate after a day on the bike.
At Macmillan Cycletta events the younger kids will also be able to get involved and get active at the Scootathlon, which takes place on event day at each of the venues.
The Scootathlon is a mini, fun triathlon for children between the ages of four and eight where they scoot (150m), bike (600m) and run (200m). Girls and boys will race together in various age categories, completing the three disciplines.
Cycling programme manager at Macmillan Cancer Support, Liz Hemming, said: “Macmillan Cycletta is really exciting for us as the series continues to grow in 2014 and we look forward to seeing more women at the events.
“Macmillan Cycletta is a great way for female cyclists nationwide to raise money to help people affected by cancer through taking on a cycling challenge.
“The new title of Macmillan Cycletta reflects our commitment to encouraging more women to get on their bikes, and use their challenge to help others”.
Secure your place now by logging on to www.humanrace.co.uk/cycletta . Also keep up-to-date at the Macmillan Cycletta Twitter feed and Facebook pages. Macmillan Cycletta is part of the Human Race WomenOnly series which includes triathlon, swimming, running and cycling events.