Wheel Women are a local cycling community in Cardiff. Headed up by the very inspiring Lusi Lawler (@LusiLooo), The Wheel Women are not only the go-to for entirely inclusive, supportive and friendly, women’s only rides in Cardiff, but the long awaited answer to something so greatly needed in the area.
A part of the British Cycling Breeze Network , the Wheel Women rides are free and available to book online via the Breeze website where you can ask questions, message the ride leaders and see who else you’ll be riding with.
I had the pleasure of joining a Wheel Women ride on Sunday morning.
We met at The Bike Shed (@BikeShedTon) in Tongwynlais and headed out towards Pontypridd on the Taff Trail.
From the off, there was a really lovely atmosphere, chatter and lots of smiley faces. We rode at a nice steady pace and the group stayed together throughout the ride. Nobody gets left behind or forgotten about.
Each ride is categorised based on difficulty which encompasses route, terrain, elevation and speed. This Sunday was an easygoing 16 mile ride and was mostly flat, completely off-road on a cycle path, and averaged about 11 or 12 kilometres per hour (7.5mph).
The rides usually include a stop around half-way, but this one concluded with a cuppa and cake at Plan 2 Ride cycle cafe in Tongwynlais which is a great chance to catch up with friends and make plans in-between the organised ones.
I suppose that is what is so great about this cycling community; the opportunity to connect with other women of similar ability, looking to get out and enjoy the outdoors on two wheels.
What a great project, highly recommend.
Find Wheel Women on Twitter HERE