HCC Women's Page

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Some interesting Women's cycling links:

Cycling UK's Women's Festival of Cycling 2021

British Cycling's 'One in a Million'

Cycling UK's '100 Women In Cycling 2021'


HCC welcomes women who enjoy cycling and those who wish to gain in confidence and fitness. In our experience cycling is a safe activity for everyone and promoting safe cycling is a core aim of the club.

HCC stands out as a club that supports women as seen by:

  • the number of womencycling in and around Hadleigh

  • the strong presence of women on the HCC committee and the discussions that take place there

  • the personal support and welcome given by the men on rides and on the committee 


In addition we are proactively supporting women cyclists by:

  • running coaching events and organised rides that are inclusive and some that are specifically for women

  • offering a variety ofgroup rides that are led by women riders

  • working to improve cycling facilities in and around Hadleigh 

  • holding sessions on road side repairs such as changing an inner tube

  • linking with external support through Suffolk’s Women on Wheels events and the British Cycling Breeze programme.

Calling women cyclists...

For the last three years Hadleigh Cycling Club has run Get Back on your Bike sessions for women of all ages who want to improve their cycling skills.

Gale Pryor, Coach and Committee member said, “Since we began the sessions, we’ve had a terrific time. Some riders were complete novices when they started, others had simply lost their confidence.  We’ve gone from the playground, to the Railway Walk and onto the road, in 6 weeks. We are considering running similar events in 2021 so if you are interested in finding out more, please contact me on  07811 435 883."

Monday evening rides are currently suspended. We are looking at the format, standby for news.

Wednesday Ladies-only rides have restarted - 1800 at the High School. Contact Gale for info (number is above).

Friday cycling and coffee (and cake) group (FCC) rides from Hadleigh have also been restarted. Please see our Facebook page for more information.