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Students from Brooksbank School and Pedalsport training at the school's cycle track.
Students from Brooksbank School and Pedalsport training at the school's cycle track.

Women in Brighouse are being encouraged to get on their bikes and saddle up for some cycling fun with Breeze Network Calderdale.

The project is looking for women across the region to join their Brooksbank Breeze Rides on Saturday, August 29 and Saturday, September 19.

Run by British Cycling trained Breeze champions, each ride can involve up to 20 cyclists and women of all ages and abilities are invited to take part.

The traffic-free route is comprised of a 750 metre road circuit and participants are welcome to do as few or as many laps as they like.

Helen Webster, British Cycling’s recreation manager for Calderdale, said: “This is a great opportunity for women who haven’t been cycling recently or need to improve their skills to get some free advice and gain confidence cycling in a traffic-free environment.

“Interest in cycling amongst women is really high but there are still so many more of us who could get on our bikes but don’t feel confident.

“With a focus on fun and the social side of cycling at a pace to suit anyone, Breeze is a really easy way to get involved.”

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, Coun Steve Sweeney, said: “If you haven’t been on a bike for some time or are nervous of riding on a road then the Brooksbank Breeze ride is an ideal way to ease back into cycling.”

Registration is currently open at www.breezebikerides.com.