For the first women’s road ride of the year, we had done some advertising to reach out to other cycling women in Sheffield. We got some extra company from non-university cyclists, so on a sunny Saturday morning five girls set off out in the Peaks.
The route took us to some busy and some more quiet roads around Baslow and Hassop, where we enjoyed the sunshine, the view of the snowy Peaks and lots of chatting. After about 35 miles and some minor mechanics, we stopped at Hathersage pool cafe for some well deserved tea, coffee, cake and bike talk.
We then set off for the last 10 or so miles back to Sheffield, only stopping to take some photos of the snow and to get some chains back to where they should be! Once back in Sheffield, the planning of future rides continued all the way to the pub, where we also organised races, sportives and trips.
With the enthusiasm from all the cycling ladies of Sheffield we can be certain that our male cycling friends will look less surprised in the future when they meet groups of cycling women in the Peak District!