Cyclescheme and Scott both actively encourage women to adopt cycling.
Cyclescheme engage women within the work place at roadshow events and through regular news and information stories across our different media channels. Women constitute a quarter of all Cyclescheme certificate requests, and this proportion continues to grow and mimics wider UK cycling trends.
Scott also work hard to ensure women are represented by sponsoring the Contessa team who will not only be racing at events such as the National Points Series and the all-action Original Source Mountain Mayhem at Eastnor Castle, but they’ll also be a part of a series of women specific Scott bike events across the country, aimed at encouraging women of all levels to get involved in the sport.
Riding doesn’t always need to be about the podium place; the Scott Contessa Team are high ranking athletes in their own right, but aim to take the elitism out of riding and focus on just getting out on the bike and having fun with like-minded women.
“We think it’s fantastic that Scott are not only at the forefront of women’s bicycle design, but are using their bespoke ranges and brand sponsorship to encourage women into cycling” said Laurence Boon, Brand Manager at Cyclescheme.
The Scott Contessa team riders include Gabby Day (2010 Welsh Mountain Bike Champion), Caroline Goward (2010 Southern Cyclocross Champion), Nikki Harris (2010 2nd National Cyclocross Championship) and Nicky Hughues (2010 Vet Mountain Bike National Champion).
In addition, Angela Pendry will be a part of the Scott Contessa Team running women specific guiding trips from her bike and wintersports business, Altitude Adventure in the Pyrenees (www.altitudeadventure.com).
For more information visit www.scott-sports.com