weekly cycle rides & lessons for women and non-binary people

Open to all women and non-binary people. See below for services available to all genders.

The group lesson and the group ride run at both our South and West locations on a Thursday morning:

10am – 11.00am: “Learn to Ride” group lesson. This is suited to people that cannot ride at all or who are returning to cycling after a break. This is also for people who can ride, but are lacking confidence and wish to build their skills.

11:30am – 12:30pm: guided group cycle ride. This is suited to people that can ride and wish to have a gentle, social ride guided by professional cycle instructors, or who wish to gain some experience on quiet roads.

No booking is necessary, please just come along.

All instructors and helpers are women or non-binary people. Bikes and helmets are provided. Please wear flat-soled shoes and bring weather appropriate clothing.

Four people stand with bikes smiling towards the camera on a small path surrounded by grass and trees

sports cycling taster sessions for women & non-binary people

A chance to try out BMX, Mountain Biking, Velodrome, and more. You can see footage from our BMX taster session here.

These sessions take place occasionally. Check our social media for updates, or email our Health & Wellbeing team to join the waiting list.

who is welcome at our weekly rides and lessons

Women (trans, cis, and intersex) and all non-binary people (of all/no genders). Self-definition is at the sole discretion of users. We do not police gender in our rides or lessons. If you are here it is because you feel that you are included, and therefore are welcome. If you have any queries regarding our gender inclusion policy, please don’t hesitate to ask questions. We welcome complete beginners, as this is a learning space with cycle trainers & volunteers on hand to work through problems together.

what to expect at our cycle rides and lessons for women & non-binary people

A friendly and welcoming space, free of judgement. Cycle lessons are for people who cannot cycle or who want to improve their cycling. We provide bikes, helmets, friendly instructors. Led rides for people who can already ride in a straight line, taking a gentle pace to explore Glasgow’s green spaces and points of interest. Led rides are taken on quiet roads, cycle lanes, park paths, and occasionally busy routes. We will not take you on roads you do not feel comfortable on. We provide bikes, helmets, and instructors.

why these services are necessary

Women’s cycle sessions

The sessions are coached by women who themselves have an insight into the barriers women may face when starting to cycle. With a focus on building community and creating a space where learning becomes a fun and exciting experience, we have seen women grow in confidence and continue their cycling journey, supporting others to start cycling, training to become ride leaders, learning mechanics and volunteering at Bike for Good.

Sports cycling taster sessions for women & non-binary people

The taster sessions have come out of a demand from our users who have not found space for themselves in existing avenues to access sports cycling or more extreme sports.

how to support these services

We welcome support from all genders for our women & non-binary programme. We suggest that people can support their women and non-binary peers by promoting our activity on social media to ensure we reach as many interested people as possible. Others can also proactively help by enabling the attendance of women and non-binary people; for example by providing childcare, or covering a colleague’s shift at work.

glossary

what does non-binary mean?

Non-binary is an umbrella term for anyone who identifies as having no gender or whose gender identity is in-between or beyond the two categories ‘man’ and ‘woman’. Non-binary is a gender identity in its own right, but also includes agender, genderqueer, genderfluid, and all other genders outside of the “man/woman” binary.

All sessions are offered on a drop in basis, first come first served with 6 spaces available.

You can also check out our Spokes not Blokes guided maintenance sessions for women and non-binary people.