Women's Festival of Cycling Webinar Series

Women's Festival of Cycling Webinar Series

As part of the Women's festival of Cycling 2020 Cycling UK is running a webinar series providing insightful discussion, real life examples of how to support and encourage more women to ride a bike. Launching on (11 - 31 July), the events will explore different aspects of women's cycling and steps we need to take to increase female cycling levels

Each event will feature a panel of experts who will provide insight and examples, highlighting just what we can do to develop and improve habits that enable millions more people to cycle.

These online, free to attend webinars will be open to all.

Exploring the cycling solutions for women

Date: Tuesday 21 July
Time: 14:00 – 15.00

Cycling numbers in Scotland have grown significantly during lock down. According to a BBC article, locations with automatic cycle counters have recorded double the number of people cycling.

This year’s Women’s Festival of Cycling takes place at a time when more women are giving cycling a go, bike sales are up, and Governments across the UK are telling everyone to cycle to work.  

This session will explore how to seize this moment and keep women new to cycling on their bikes, as well as enabling others to take the next step. 

With an expert panel, we'll explore cycling solutions for women to enable more to cycle, and help those already on bikes to keep cycling as a part of their everyday life. 

Our expert guests include:

Aneela McKenna  -  Scottish Parliament Diversity Inclusion and Wellbeing Manager, Go Where Scotland Founder 

Abigail Melton and Lilith Cooper - Gears for Queers Authors

Shona Black - Cycling UK

There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the panel.

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It's safe to cycle - positive perceptions to increase women's cycling

Date: Tuesday 28 July
Time: 14:00 – 15:00

This year’s Women’s Festival of Cycling takes place at a time when more people are cycling - bike sales are up, more families are cycling together, and Governments across the UK are telling everyone to cycle to work. During the Women’s Festival of Cycling, we are looking at how we seize this moment and keep those women new to cycling on their bikes, as well as enabling others to take it up.

According to The Guardian, over two-thirds of people said their hometown would be a better place if more people cycled, plus 76% of women interested in cycling said segregated lanes would help them to cycle more. 

This webinar, with a focus on Northern Ireland, will explore how we can help reduce the perceived fear of cycling on the roads, and what support women need to make more journeys by bike. By deconstructing negative perceptions of cycling safety, talking about confidence building for cycling on the road, and discussing actions we can take in our communities, we can enable more women to cycle on the roads and realise wider economic benefits

Our expert guests include:

Caroline Bloomfield, CEO, Sustrans Northern Ireland    
Claire McLernon, Project Officer, Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland
Claire Mulvenna, Cycling and Walking Unit, Department for Infrastructure
Joshua Murray, Engagement Officer Northern Ireland, Cycling UK

There will be an opportunity for Q&A with the panel

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Increasing diversity in cycling communities

Date: Wednesday 29 July
Time: 14:00-15:00

This year’s Women’s Festival of Cycling takes place at a time when more people are cycling, and more people are discussing issues of race, diversity and inclusion. Cycling UK is committed to making cycling inclusive for everyone, particularly those who are currently under represented. 

This webinar will look at how we seize the moment to enable us to reach out to as wide an audience as possible and encourage more women from all backgrounds to discover the joys and benefits of riding a bike.

With an expert panel, we will explore how we can all work to ensure cycling is inclusive and diverse, including insights on how to reach all communities and the value of building inclusive local cycling networks, which can encourage women of all backgrounds to access cycling.

There will be opportunity for Q&A with the panel.

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Partners
These events are the first in a series that will explore different aspects of creating a cycling culture, run in collaboration with Raleigh. 

 

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