British Cycling gets £1 million boost to get women cycling

Hillingdon cycle circuit, women riding

British Cycling has today (Thursday) been awarded almost £1 million to launch a bespoke programme to get 80,000 more women on bikes in 'The National Women's Cycling Network'.

The award is one of 20 made to sports federations by Sport England as part of the government's £10 million Active Women Campaign.

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Keith Bingham joined the Cycling Weekly team in the summer of 1971, and retired in 2011. During his time, he covered numerous Tours de France, Milk Races and everything in-between. He was well known for his long-running 'Bikewatch' column, and played a pivotal role in fighting for the future of once at-threat cycling venues such as Hog Hill and Herne Hill Velodrome.