The annual Ayrshire Women’s cycle festival, which attracts hundreds of women each year, had to be cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The Active Travel Hub teams based in Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock, sprang into action organising a free virtual festival with an exciting programme of inspirational women speakers, events and films.
Councillor Jim Roberts, East Ayrshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Infrastructure said: “During lockdown the sale of bikes has increased significantly as people make the most of quiet roads and enjoy their daily exercise. Ayrshire has always been a haven for cyclists from the coast to the rural idyll of East Ayrshire, there is so much to enjoy within our own communities.
“While it was disappointing that this year’s Ayrshire Women’s cycle festival had to be cancelled, the virtual festival will engage with even more people, helping to encourage a passion for cycling and underline the importance of active travel for a greener, healthier future.”
The event is free but registration is required. Full information is available at www.ayrshirewomenscyclefestival.org