It with regret that as of the 31st January the Women on Wheels initiative will cease, and the website and associated Twitter account will close down. The Facebook group will continue to operate with the WOW Eye event organiser taking on the administrator rights. The group will be renamed after the 31st January. Information on local rides and opportunities to support more women and girls to cycle will continue to be posted on the group.
It is disappointing that WOW has come to an end, but we would like to thank everyone who has participated, volunteered, and supported the events over the past 8 years, which has helped to inspire and support more women and girls to enjoy the freedom and exercise that cycling can provide.
Women On Wheels events are mass participation female-only bike rides, that put a strong focus on the fun, friendly and inclusive aspects of cycling, usually raising money for a local charity.
They are aimed at non-cyclists and existing cyclists alike, with routes of an achievable distance, and are open to all ages.
Despite our best efforts it has not been possible to host the Bury and Sudbury WOW events this year and due to low numbers the Rushmere event had to be cancelled. We hope to bring back a full programme of WOW events in 2023 and we will be providing more details on the locations and dates in the New Year.
We would encourage you to follow us on Twitter (@WoWSuffolk) and Facebook (@wowsuffolk) to get regular updates on the 2023 events as they are announced and get handy tips and advice on opportunities for cycling in your area.
WoW Suffolk Events Calendar
WOW Eye - 2023 date to be confirmed
WOW Bury St Edmunds - 2023 date to be confirmed
Full details to follow
WOW Sudbury - 2023 date to be confirmed
WOW Rushmere - 2023 date to be confirmed
Women On Wheels on video
Watch our film to get a feel for what it's really like, from those women who experienced our last event
The Women's Tour
The Women's Tour returned to Suffolk on the 6th June, with tens of thousands of spectators lining the route and gathering on the Angel Hill in Bury St Edmunds to watch Clara Coppini win the opening stage.
You can relive the highlights of stage 1 and the sprint for the line on the official Women’s Tour You Tube channel The Women's Tour | Stage one highlights (womenstour.co.uk) and watch a full review of the race The Women's Tour | Women’s Tour 2022 race review (womenstour.co.uk) which was won by Elisa Longo Borghini who was crowned Women’s Tour 2022 champion.
Keep up to date with all that’s new about the Women’s Tour by visiting the website www.womenstour.co.uk or following on Twitter (@thewomenstour), Facebook (@thewomenstour) and on Instagram (@thewomenstour).
If you're looking for regular challenges and incentives to stay motivated and get out on your bike, then sign up to Love to Ride Suffolk - for full details visit lovetoride.net/suffolk.
2022 promises to be a great year to get out on your bike and enjoy the freedom cycling offers. We’ll be here to support women across suffolk, with information, tips and support