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Macmillan Cycletta adds new 20k routes

Written by Fiona

February 25 2015

Macmillan Cycletta, the UK’s leading women-only sportive series, has announced they are extending their series distances at five of their events to include a 20km distance – after requests from female cyclists.

The shorter distance will offer riders an alternative to the longer distance routes preferred by more experienced cyclists. The 20km route is ideal for women who are new to cycling.

There will be a 20km route at Cycletta Perth, at Scone, on Sunday 19th July, 2015

Earlier this year, Macmillan Cycletta announced it was also adding new long-distance routes of 150km to several of the events, in response to feedback from participants that they were looking for greater physical challenges. A 150km route has been added to Cycletta Perth, too.

Dan Lipman, marketing director with Human Race, which organises the Cyclettas, said: “We’re very much listening to what our participants are looking for from an event and ensuring their needs are met.

“We’re delighted to include the 20k distance in the Macmillan Cycletta Series and look forward to getting many more women involved in the event series this year.”

Liz Hemming, Cycling Challenge Events Programme Manager from Macmillan Cancer Support added: “It is such a rewarding experience taking part in an event like Macmillan Cycletta  and raising vital funds for charity in the process.

“Many participants raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and we believe the 20k distance will very much appeal to a wide spectrum of fundraisers of all abilities, as well as those ladies who may be entirely new to cycling as a sport.”

The 20km route has been added to five Macmillan Cycletta events nationwide throughout 2015, where women can now enter 20k, 50k, 100k or 150k distances.

Cycletta was launched three years ago and so far more than 10,000 women have taken part in an event across the UK.

Entries are now open for the Macmillan Cycletta.

Macmillan Cycletta events

Macmillan Cycletta @ Wiggle Dragon Ride, Sun 7th June 2015

(Margam Park, Port Talbot, Wales) , Distance: 42km

Bedfordshire (Woburn Abbey), Saturday 20th June 2015

Distances: 20km, 40km, 70km

Perth, Scotland (Scone Palace), Sunday 19th July 2015

Distances: 20km, 50km, 100km and 150km

Guildford, Surrey (Loseley Park), Sunday 6th September 2015

Distances: 20km, 50km, 100km and 150km

New Forest (Beaulieu Palace), Sunday 20th September 2015

Distances: 20km, 50km, 100km and 150km

Cheshire (Tatton Park),    Sunday 27th September 2015

Distances: 20km, 50km, 100km and 150km

See Cycletta.

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