Sunday 5 March 2023

Women's Freedom Ride

A group from Ealing joined over 1000 women on a ride in central London today to highlight the gender gap in cycling in the city and the lack of provision for women to cycle. The LCC Women's Freedom Ride was a call to make London safe and inclusive enough for women to ride in equal numbers to men. In cycle-friendly cities such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam more women cycle than men, in London men's cycle journeys outnumber women by 3 to 1. The evidence is clear that women won't cycle until they have protected, safe-feeling routes that suit them, and that when you create the conditions for women to cycle, that unlocks cycling for many others as well - including the elderly, children and people with disabilities. 

The Ealing feeder ride was a collaboration between Ealing Cycling Campaign, West London Breeze and Ealing Joyriders.