Since 2014, the Women’s Cycle Forum has arranged occasional promotional and networking events in Scotland, and run a lively and supportive online community for women who cycle in Scotland and beyond.
It all started as a discussion on twitter and somehow became a whole day of events in 2014.
In the beginning the name Women On Wheels was used. A busy day of events was held as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling, in 2014 it comprised a Bike Curious family cycling workshop in the morning, along with a Belles on Bikes ride, followed by the Women’s Cycle forum debate in the evening. We seem to have started a trend: we were quickly followed by similar discussion events London and Manchester, plus the very successful Women and Cycling Convention held in York on April 30th.
Back for a second year, Women on Wheels has grown to five events as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling: the Women’s Cycle Forum and Bike Curious family workshop on Saturday 13th June, a Belles on Bikes ride on Sunday 14th, and a Learn then Ride workshop and Women Read and Ride bookshop tour on Sunday 21st June.
Summer 2016 we took the next big step and became an organisation that will encourage women to cycle, and make make sure women’s voices are heard in the world of cycling.
Since June 2016 we have adopted a constitution and a committee.
The Women’s Cycle Forum Scotland was officially launched in June.