Pedal to Empower: take part in the World Bicycle Relief global fundraising ride

Proceeds from the sponsored ride will benefit programs to help tackle gender inequality in developing countries.

World Bicycle Relief
(Image credit: World Bicycle Relief)

International not-for-profit organisation World Bicycle Relief (WBR) has launched a 'Do-it-Yourself' challenge  for cyclists of all ages and abilities to raise money to help girls and women gain better access to education and healthcare by bike.

The organisation prioritises school aged girls, with 70 per cent of the machines going to young women, whose school drop out rate is particularly high comparative to boys. Providing them with a bike makes their journey safer and drastically reduces the time taken to get to school.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.