StreetVelodrome

Team RGB Building Supplies, cycling team, women's cycling, Cycle Engage UK, Sophie Williams, Street Velodrome, Scimitar sports

Sophie and Alice were invited to compete as guest pro riders in this weekend’s round of the StreetVelodrome in Worthing. The event was filmed for BT Sport, but until the show airs here’s what they got up to:

Tour de Manc Disability Day

Team RGB Building Supplies, cycling team, women's cycling, Cycle Engage UK, tour de manc, disability cycling, scimitar sports

Cycle Engage UK are proud to have supported the Tour de Manc Disability Ride on Saturday 3rd of June.

We joined Tour de Manc at Tameside cycle circuit to support and promote cycling to people with disabilities. We helped riders chose suitable bikes and encouraged riders as they cycled around the circuit by riding next to or even with them. It was great fun to take part in: everyone was so happy to be outside and there was a bike suitable for everyone – the event was so inclusive, no matter the disability or special need.


For the girls of Cycle Engage UK it was a very fulfilling experience to help people overcome physical and mental barriers to enjoy riding a bike, just the same as we love cycling!

Here’s Lucy taking ‘Macchiato’ for a spin;

We joined Tour de Manc to promote cycling for people of all walks of life and abilities. We spent the day helping choose bikes, cycling round together, and encouraging new cyclists.

Posted by Cycle Engage UK on Samstag, 3. Juni 2017

Local children designed posters for each of the boroughs that the TourdeManc charity sportive passed through – here's…

Posted by Cycle Engage UK on Montag, 5. Juni 2017

Devon Girls Can

Team RGB Building Supplies, cycling team, women's cycling, Cycle Engage UK, community cycling, this girl can, devon girls can, scimitar sports

We joined up with Active Devon to promote the #DevonGirlsCan campaign: encouraging more women and girls into sport and active lifestyles. The festival took place in central Exeter, in the Princesshay shopping area, during halfterm and it was great to meet lots of children and parents as they enjoyed the city. Our stand was an interactive and fun way to get involveld with children and parents alike as they challenged each other over short 15-20 second ‘races’.

Here’s a short compilation of a few of our visitors:

What a fantastic day at the #DevonGirlsCan festival in Exeter today!

Posted by Cycle Engage UK on Mittwoch, 31. Mai 2017

A few of our favourite moments from Wednesday's #DevonGirlsCan festival.Race results, times and more photos: http://www.rollapaluza.com/girls-can.html

Posted by Cycle Engage UK on Freitag, 2. Juni 2017

A top moment at yesterday’s #DevonGirlsCan when Scarlett commentated on her friends’ racing

A top moment at yesterday's #DevonGirlsCan when Scarlett commentated on her friends' racing

Posted by Cycle Engage UK on Donnerstag, 1. Juni 2017

Team Launch – The Big Reveal

We will be launching our elite womenโ€™s cycling team at Bike Chain Bissoe on the 7th April 2017 and we’d like to invite you to come!

As part of our community initiatives to improve and promote participation in cycling, we’ve created an elite womenโ€™s cycling team. We’ll be revealing all the team’s sponsors, riders and race calendar at the launch on Friday the 7th of April, and it’s open to everyone to attend.

The event is graciously hosted by one of our sponsors, Bike Chain Ricci at their Bissoe cycle cafe. We’ll have food, drink, local coffee, alcohol, and some great company.

In keeping with our team ethos and desire to get more “bums on seats” the evening is open to the public and families are especially welcome. We’ve got prizes for the roller racing and think it’ll be a great night for all.

Please do come along and find out what we’re about!

Once the riders, staff and sponsors are all introduced there will be an informal Q+A session for guests to get to know more about the riderโ€™s aims, objectives and views on all things #womenscycling.

To get the party started (and running all evening!) there will be Rollapaluza roller racing. With adult and child bikes, everyone can take part in short 30 second races and challenge mums, dads, friends and enemies!

Launch event schedule:

6pm – Official team launch
6.30 pm – Q+A with team
7pm – Rollapaluza and party time!

Bike Chain Bissoe
Old Conns Works,
Bissoe, Truro
TR4 8QZ

We hope to see you there!

Cycle Engage UK

Bike fits with Trek MK

This week we met up at Trek MK to get measured up for our bike fits. We worked with fitter Kieran Rafferty to dial in our positions and make sure we have our bikes set up properly for the season ahead.

Power is nothing without stability.We've had a great couple of days fitting the Cycle Engage UK women's team….

Posted by Trek Bicycle Store on Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2016

Whilst each rider had their turn on the jig with Kieran we had a good wander around the shop and found lots of exciting bike things to look at.

Guess where we are!

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Here’s our #MannequinChallenge with Sophie on the jig with Kieran, Hannah trying on our Bontrager Velocis helmet, Lucy trying to squeeze her foot into our Bontrager Meraj shoes whilst Jenny tries to escape with one of our race bikes, the Trek Emonda SL6 Pro!

There's so much going on! #bikefit #mannequinchallenge @trekbikes @bloceyewear @kalas_sportswear

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On Monday night we also held an informal meet and greet with the team which allowed us to get to know some of Trek MK’s local cyclists, catch up with some long time supporters and answer some great questions about the future of the team, women’s cycling and our top tips on training.

Alice introducing the @cycleengageuk team #womenscycling #ukcycling #trekbikes #miltonkeynes #conceptstore

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Trek MK even laid on cake!

Hope to see you tonight to meet the cycle engage team and eat cake.

Posted by Trek Bicycle Store on Montag, 5. Dezember 2016

Our mascot Badger was also present, and although he got rather vocal during the Q+A, he had a great time being the bike shop dog for a couple of days.

Many thanks to Kieran for all your hard work getting us measured and set up for the season ahead, and to all of the staff at Trek MK for hosting us this week.

It’s back to training now and looking forward to the Spring when our race bikes will arrive, along with all of our race equipment.

Stay tuned to our social media for news on our next events.