HSBC UK Breeze is British Cycling’s biggest programme ever and flagship initiative aimed at getting more women riding bikes for fun and fitness.

The programme, which was set up in 2011, offers free guided rides to try and help more women feel confident and comfortable cycling.

Rachel Fennell has been a Breeze Champion for three years and leads rides around Amersham.

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She said: "Rides take place all the year round and are ideal for women who are looking to get back on a bike and improve their confidence or to just get out there and ride and are a great way to make new friends."

The routes vary from five miles to 45 miles and there is usually a coffee and cake stop during the ride.

A study has shown that roughly 50% fewer women than men cycle twice a week or more, so these free rides will allow women to explore local routes in a small group.

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To encourage cycling throughout winter Breeze are giving out goody bags from British Cycling if you take part in four rides before February 29.

Other rides are led in Chalfont St Giles, Chesham, High Wycombe and Great Missenden by other Breeze Champions.

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