Abbey to host cycling event

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Woburn Abbey is set to host an important Cycletta event.

In 2011 Participate Sport Ltd launched the women only Cycletta cycling series, inspiring nearly 2,000 women of all abilities to get on their bikes and ride 40km alongside Olympic and World Track Champion Victoria Pendleton.

As the Olympic year begins, Participate are set to build on this success by expanding the series even further. 2012 will see seven Cycletta events being held across England, one of which will be in the stunning location of Woburn Abbey and the surrounding area, inspiring  more women than ever before to take part and by doing so supporting Cycletta’s Charity Partner, Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Cycletta in Woburn will be held on May 13.

Each Cycletta ride will feature all the unique touches that made the 2011 events so popular.  Riders will face a 40km safely managed route on quiet country roads, treat stops will be based along the route, the very popular pamper zone will be based at the finish in the Cycletta Village and all riders will be able to tap into pre-event training advice, cycle fashion wear, and a range of motivational information to make the buildup to Cycletta fun and enjoyable.

 Cycletta Ambassador Victoria Pendleton (MBE) said: “Being able to cycle with so many girls on bikes in Cycletta last year was one of my highlights of 2011.  2012 should be a special year and I really hope that 1,000s more women will join me on a bike this year.  Cycletta is the perfect event to get on two wheels with the girls and have some fun!  I hope to see you out there.”

 Nick Rusling, Chief Executive of Participate Sport and Cycletta said: “We are so excited by the healthy growth of the Cycletta series. The Cycletta events are the most inspiring I have delivered as 1,000’s of women, many of whom are nervous cyclists, are starting to see the joy and fun that cycling can offer.”     

Entries for all Cycletta events are now open. To register, please visit the website