Breeze champion training course – British Cycling

fun, free, informal bike rides for womenThe Breeze network is British Cycling’s exciting recreation programme to get more women riding a bike. It is about fun, friendly and social bike rides in a local area – led by women for women. Funded by Sport England, Breeze relies on a hugely important group of volunteer champions to make the programme happen. Without their amazing energy, enthusiasm and commitment to get women bike riding, we simply wouldn’t be able to offer these exciting experiences.

We are looking for a number of Breeze champions across England.  There is no need to be a cycling expert – just be confident on a bike and keen to help others. We’re looking for enthusiastic people to get involved in the Breeze network and inspire women to get more out of their bike, have fun with friends and get a recognised qualification at the same time.

To become a Breeze champion:

You’ll take part in a fun one day ride leadership course where you’ll have a chance to meet other Breeze champions.

The certificate qualifies you to independently plan, deliver and promote rides to groups of women.

In addition to free training, we will provide you with a Breeze kit, British Cycling Ride membership and plenty of support along the way.

Furthermore, to ensure you’re able to deliver safe bike rides, British Cycling will support you to gain a first aid qualification.

In return we ask champions to deliver on average 12 rides over the year to local women in their area.

The following free, one day courses (8.45am – 5.30pm) are taking place:


Saturday 30 June – Slough

Saturday 16 June – Oxford

East Midlands

Saturday 26 May – Nottingham

Saturday 23 June – Leicester


Saturday 12 May – Cambridge

Saturday 23 June – Watford


Saturday 19 May – Hillingdon

Saturday 19 May – Barking

Saturday 9 June –  Bromley

Saturday 16 June – Haringey

Saturday 23 June – Tower Hamlets

Saturday 30 June – Camden

North East

Saturday 26 May – Northumberland

Saturday 30 June – South Durham

North West

Saturday 19 May – Carlisle

Saturday 26 May – Bolton

Saturday 9 June –   Manchester

Saturday 9 June – Preston

Saturday 16 June – Liverpool


Saturday 23 June – Southampton

Saturday 30 June – Bournemouth

South East

Saturday 16 June – Surrey

Saturday 23 June – Kent

South West

Saturday 30 June – Somerset

Saturday 21 July – Torbay

West Midlands

Saturday 9 June – Staffordshire

Saturday 30 June – Birmingham

Saturday 16 June – Shropshire


Saturday 9 June – Kirklees

Saturday 23 June – Rotherham

If you are interested or know someone who wants to find out more, then please visit www.breezebikerides.com or get in touch viabreeze@britishcycling.org.uk.

Please find attached a course application form and an information leaflet for your information.

Best wishes

The Breeze team

The Breeze network

British Cycling, National Cycling Centre, Stuart Street, Manchester, M11 4DQ

Telephone: +44 (0)161 274 2117    |    Fax: +44 (0)161 274 2001 |    britishcycling.org.ukbreezebikeride.com