Women on wheels social rides 


Regular easy-paced guided cycle rides for women

Women on wheels 

What do participants say they enjoy about the rides?

  • Relaxed atmosphere
  • Good company
  • Security of cycling in a group 
  • Learn new cycle routes
  • Feeling secure in case of puncture etc.
  • Sense of achievement
  • Confidence, company and laughter


Rides in Shrewsbury


When and where

All rides start from the obelisk at St Julians Friars.


Short beginners' rides

First Wednesday of every month all year round.

A short ride on traffic-free paths and quiet streets round Shrewsbury.


This ride is especially aimed at people who have not been on their bikes for a while or are nervous cycling in traffic. Also useful if you are a regular cyclist and would like to try some new or unfamiliar cycle routes.


From June 2014, the beginner rides will also be open to men.


If you would like to try out an electric bike on this ride, please contact Ian Gordon at Silver E Riders on 07523 496902.


Longer rides

First Sunday of every month all year round

1pm-4.30pm approx

An easy-paced social ride with time for rest and refreshments. Suitable for women who would like to cycle in a group or who aren't sure about finding the best routes in their area - but anyone who would like a gentle social ride is welcome.


Please note, there will be no Women on Wheels on 7 September 2014.


Why not try out the Severn Hospice Great Big Bike Ride on 7 September or the Meres and Mosses Cycle Safari on 14 September as an alternative?


Rides in Oswestry

From May-September 2014, rides will take place on the first Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm from Stuart Barkley Cycles in the Central Car Park off Salop Road, SY11 2NR.


Summer 2014 dates:


Also over summer 2014, volunteers from Claire Barkley's 'Bike with Claire' group will be leading more frequent rides for women aimed at different levels of experience. Check the Facebook page for more details of these rides.


Want to know more?

To find out more about these rides please contact Emma Bullard on 01743 254940 (on the day please call 07990 086191) or email cycle.shrewsbury@shropshire.gov.uk.


You can also join the WOW Shrewsbury facebook group to post photos from the rides or chat with other participants.