Bradford to host the National Women in Cycling Conference 2017

The conference on the 4th May, coordinated by Healthy Life Cycles Bradford, comes just 4 days after Bradford hosts the depart of the final day of the Tour de Yorkshire, with riders from all over the world racing 195km from City Park to Fox Valley in Sheffield.

The conference will see a range of speakers presenting and discussing inspiring initiatives to encourage women and girls to cycle more confidently, more often. CityConnect Programme Manager Fiona Limb will be on a panel of experts answering questions about how to widen and increase participation in cycling by women and girls. This is a chance for you to ask your burning questions!

At the conference, keynote speaker, Jools Walker the Cyclestyle Blogger and ITV4 Cycle Show presenter will share her passion for all aspects of cycling and its culture, in her latest VeloCityGirl blog Jools says ‘Life has changed a lot since I decided to get back on the saddle. I had no idea where the journey was going to take me and what an incredible adventure it would continue to be’

If you are involved or interested in any type of cycling this event is a key opportunity for;

  • Sharing and celebrating cycling experiences
  • Finding out about new cycling developments and opportunities
  • Developing local, regional and national networks
  • Increasing and widening participation
  • Engaging with decision-makers
On the morning of the conference Celia from Leeds Bike Mill, along with the CityConnect team, will lead a ride for conference delegates from Leeds to Bradford along the Cycle Superhighway. This will give delegates the opportunity to explore and experience this ground-breaking new infrastructure, which strives to remove one of the main barriers people state as the reason they don’t cycle; traffic. For more information on joining this ride you can email;

Tickets for the conference are only £15 (£10 concessions). To find out more and book your ticket, visit the Active Bradford website

Hosting The Women in Cycling Conference along with the International Cycle City Active City Conference a week later further showcases Bradford as a city committed to encouraging and increasing levels of cycling.