We are delighted to welcome two inspirational women as speakers at the first LCC Women’s Network webinar, Adeola Eribake and Carla Francome. Come and hear their experiences of tackling their self-set challenges and the lessons they learnt along the way. Our Chair for the evening will be Mariam Draaijer, the CEO of JoyRiders and a founding member of the Women’s Network. There will be ample time for Q&A after their presentations.
Ade is a journalist by trade and an adventurer by inclination. One of her clubs specialises in night rides, leaving London at midnight and cycling overnight to have breakfast together somewhere on the coast. Her first ride with that group took them to just outside Portsmouth. She has cycled all the way to Paris, and come up with such crazy challenges even SHE hasn’t been able to complete them – teaching a valuable lesson – failing crazy challenges is okay! It’s all a far cry from making it to Brighton, which was her biggest goal when she got her first bike since childhood a couple of years ago. Ade is also a trustee of the Women of Colour Cycling Collective, a charity that aims to facilitate greater participation of minority ethnic women in the sport.
Carla is a commuter cyclist who recently turned club-cyclist, joining Islington Cycling Club. She took on the biggest challenge of her life this summer, cycling in The Alps, and over 4 days climbed as high as Kilaminjaro, which is three quarters of the height of Everest. She believes that any challenge you set yourself is a win, and that it can make you feel great about yourself. Carla will talk about the process of stretching yourself, and what she’s learnt.
The London Cycling Campaign Women’s Network was launched early in 2023. Why ? Because in London, less than 1 in 3 cycle trips are made by women in spite of women being 51% of the population. We believe that accessible, safe, cheap and sustainable transport is a feminist issue.
We campaign for change in three key areas:
Come along to meet fellow campaigners and hear more about how to get involved.