5 reasons to try Macmillan Cycletta this autumn

30th August 2016

The ever-popular, female-only Macmillan Cycletta Series presented by Sportsister returns this October taking its place once again at the forefront of the autumn cycling calendar. Divided up into Macmillan Cycletta Cheshire and Macmillan Cycletta Bedfordshire, the series appeals to women and girls of all abilities. Here are five reasons why you should consider taking part in either of the races on the 2nd and 9th October respectively:

Women-Only Rides – Macmillan Cycletta presented by Sportsister is the UK’s leading series of women-only bike rides. With many events of a similar nature being largely dominated by males, we are very proud of the fact that since 2011, over 15,000 people have ridden in a Macmillan Cycletta event.


Route – Whether it’s the stunning Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire or the equally impressive Tatton Park in Cheshire, riders are treated to two of the most picturesque and unique routes in the UK. Both steeped in history and beauty, riders could not ask for a better setting to complete their journey.

Distances – The Macmillan Cycletta series prides itself on its ability to cater for all abilities. The Cheshire event on Sunday 2nd October will incorporate routes of 20, 40, and 80km whilst in Bedfordshire we have organised 24, 40 and 70km distances. Therefore whether you’re new to the bike and fancy a short introductory ride, or if you prefer more of a challenge, we encourage everyone to take part.

LittleLifeScootathlonShockAbsorberWomenOnlyTriathlon-9Scootathlon – We understand that it can be a long day for those not taking part, and we don’t like to leave anyone out, so the Scootathlon is an ideal opportunity for children between the ages of 4 and 8 to get involved on the day. It is a mini triathlon for both boys and girls where they scoot, bike then run for glory before you take on the showpiece ride later on.

Threo – This year, the Macmillan Cycletta Series has teamed up with female triathlon kit manufacturer Threo to provide you with additional benefits on race day. You will be offered the chance to capture your post-race celebrations in one of their unique photo booths, as well as having the opportunity to visit the Threo Recovery Zone which will feature various nutritional products and a designated cool-down area.

So whether you’re a nervous newcomer or someone that has done their fair share of cycling sportives, come along and be a part of the exciting future of women’s cycling.

Macmillan Cycletta logo (no strapline)If you are interested then you can enter either event by visiting www.humanrace.co.uk/cycling.