JOIN OUR TEAM! and keep our women's team in the Peloton for 2017
It’s well recognised that women's cycling receives significantly less sponsorship and coverage compared to men's cycling, and there are fewer opportunities for junior women to race within the UK. Even at Under 23 level, the women compete in the senior peloton with none of the same opportunities to race internationally as the men of their age.
Running a team is a significant financial commitment, but one that I am passionate about being able to do. After years of racing, I have gained valuable experience that I would like to pass on. In over 25 years of being an international athlete I have been able to gain the experience of balancing study with training, as well as the transition to becoming a full-time athlete, and of course the ability to finish the job off and win a race. I love the mentor role that I play for team mates and want to ensure this can continue without financial restrictions.
Along with my husband Barney, we would love to continue to support as many women as possible, but finding cash to do this is very hard.
This is where you can help!
By using the opportunity of placing supporters' names on our family motor home we have created a number of different reward packages which also make you a member of our cycling club [The Boot Out Breast Cancer Cycling Club] and part of this unique and inspiring community of people.
The women who will benefit from funds raised here will mainly be those in the Elite Racing Team of the club. This has been set up to provide a leg up for women to reach their potential, whilst hopefully plugging the remaining gender gap by providing opportunities to develop in cycling despite the continued barriers.
The funds raised from this "Join The Team" campaign will support race entries, logistics and equipment needs, whilst also providing an opportunity to create training opportunities through training camps and activities.
Barney and I were incredibly inspired by the results of the women who raced the National Track Championships for BOBC and want to be able to ensure we are doing everything we can to help them achieve their potential.
We would love to display your name on the rear panel of our Motorhome [example seen below] so that we can take your support with us around the UK and possibly into Europe.
We have the opportunity to support riders doing Road, Time Trial, Track and Cyclo-Cross events and this means our plans and hopes are a year-round operation.
We invite everyone who donates to come and meet us at a race of their choosing, and every donor will receive a Boot Out Breast Cancer Cycling Club cap and free membership to the club if they would like to join.
There is no restriction on the number of times your name could appear, so if you would like to donate an amount not specified we can ensure you receive the recognition and thanks.
This is where we hope the idea of joining our team in this "Join the Team" campaign will appeal to you.
The Boot Out Breast Cancer Cycling Club was set up to promote the charity. 100% of the money raised by the charity is spent on diagnostic equipment so there are no funds available to promote it's work. The club members and club will raise and donate to the charity when they can and we provide signed merchandise and experience days to help with the fundraising efforts.