Velociposse is a cycling club open to all women; including transgender, intersex, and cis, as well as trans-men and non-binary people, regardless of experience or ability. We push for inclusivity, diversity and representation in the cycling world, and our mission is to get more women into cycling, especially for sport. We believe that cycling on your own terms is important, and we provide a safe space to try things out – whether that means getting on a bike for the first time in years, or training for your first race.
Our vibe is chill, fun, friendly and supportive. We’re welcoming to new joiners and we’ll give you as much advice and info as we can, whatever you want to try. As a club, and individuals, we value positivity, encouragement, progress, and fun. A note to new joiners: please be patient after joining, it can take a few days for us to get in touch as we are entirely volunteer-run, but if you don’t get your welcome email within a week please do follow up as it may have gone to your junk folder!
We specialise in running weekly traffic-free sessions, designed to improve your bike handling, cornering and coordination. No point going fast without control! The sessions are held by a couple of club members who are Level 2 British Cycling coaches. No pressure, lots of fun.
We take part in amateur (and sometimes not-so-amateur) racing: road races, road crits, track races, fixed crits and time-trials. Some of us do off-road, audaxes and ultra-cycling. There’s no pressure to race but lots of encouragement if you’re up for it.
As a club, we acknowledge that we can do more in promoting diversity and inclusion in cycling. We work with the broader community such as Women of Colour Cycling Group UK to promote visibility and empower riders from all backgrounds.