By Lucy Giuliano
I started as Cyclox’s new Campaigns Director last month. I’m thrilled to have joined Cyclox at an exciting time for cycling in Oxford as we continue to call for safer streets for all. As my new role covers a range of responsibilities, I thought it would be helpful to share more about my background and my focus.
By Andy Chivers
We were promised that the legacy of the London Olympics in 2012 would be a new enthusiasm for sport and fitness in the UK. There was a brief increase in physical activity, but it didn’t last. So what about elite cycling? Will that get more people riding bikes?
By Alison Hill and Kathryn McNicoll
Three Oxfordshire women were nominated for Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling 2022 and here we celebrate their achievements.
By Emily Kerr
Tiffany and Dawn are dinner ladies at a central Oxford primary school. Until this term, they shared a car to travel to work, along with another friend, commuting in to the city from Blackbird Leys. But what they really wanted was to try cycling.
By Annette Pattinson
This May, JoyRiders Oxford celebrated its first year running free, women-only group cycle rides led by trained female volunteers. In that year, we ran 33 rides in and around Oxford with 50 individual participants.
By Matt Roebuck
Next weekend, on 11 June, one of the world’s most prestigious cycling events, The Women’s Tour, comes to Oxfordshire. According to its organisers, it brings with it a safety “bubble with…world class riders at the centre”.
By Kathryn McNicoll
Aileen describes herself as a nervous cyclist who, up until quite recently, had not cycled since she was a child: why then does she choose to cycle from the Pear Tree Park and Ride to her job as the Senior Facilities Manager at the Radcliffe Observatory Quarter? Fitness is her main motivation… Another strong reason was avoiding the wait in the freezing cold for a bus.
By Patricia Logullo
I came to Oxford as a University employee in 2018 and fell in love with the city. I am from the biggest, most polluted Brazilian city, São Paulo. There, I needed to go everywhere by car — I was lucky enough to afford one — but I always wanted to walk and cycle more.
By Vicki Galvin
Oxfordshire is gearing up to host Britain’s longest-running professional women’s cycle race and part of the prestigious UCI Women’s World Tour series.
By Annette Pattinson
JoyRiders organises free, volunteer-led bike rides by women, for women, that start in the heart of communities around Oxford, as well as rides from Park & Rides that are easier for women travelling in from outside the city to join.