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NRC marks International Women's Day

To mark International Women's Day, West Berkshire Council talked to NRC Women’s Ride Lead, Lorraine Murrell, about the NRC Women’s Ride Group and how it is closing the gender gap in cycling.

NRC Women’s Ride Group is making a significant positive impact on the health, wellbeing and fitness of many ladies in West Berkshire. For the initiative we have recently been awarded the West Berkshire Community Champion Award for Community Group of the Year.

NRC now boasts an increase in female riders, currently just under 30% of the membership and growing! There are plans to expand the Women’s Group activity further with longer supported rides, away-days and educational evenings on fitness, nutrition and basic bike maintenance.


International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. IWD has occurred for well over a century, with the first IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people. Today, IWD belongs to all groups collectively everywhere. IWD is not country, group or organisation specific.



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