Bike Belles

The Bike Belles Guide for women who want to cycle more.

Riding a bike offers women so many benefits, yet Sustrans’ * research shows that women are much less likely to cycle than men. Sustrans is keen to redress this cycling gender imbalance and is leading the way in encouraging more of you onto your bikes. This essential guide is packed full of ideas, tips and advice to help you enjoy riding your bike. You’ll find sections on buying a bike, choosing accessories, how to look good, staying safe, cycling during pregnancy and much more. Containing numerous real-life quotes from women cyclists, it’s an invaluable guide for anyone who wants to cycle more.

Download the Bike Belles guide here.

With high profile women such as Agyness Deyn, Lily Cole, Elle Macpherson, Madonna and Duffy taking to two wheels, it was surprising that Sustrans’ research found that 79% of women don’t cycle, with less than one in ten women cycling more than once a month.

We’d like to help women redress the cycling gender imbalance and inspire more women to get back on to bikes.

Riding a bike keeps you fit and gets you where you want to go. It’s fast, reliable and if you ride regularly, you’ll save a small fortune on travel, leaving you with more cash to treat yourself. By swapping four wheels for two, you’ll be helping the environment too.

* Sustrans is the UK’s leading sustainable transport charity, working on practical projects so that people can choose to travel in ways that benefit their health and the environment.