Zoe Westerman, a director of Cyclone24, the UK’s only 24-hour track cycling team challenge event series, has been named in Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling 2018, which recognises and celebrates inspirational women who are encouraging others to take part in the sport.
The idea for Cyclone24 was formed four years ago, starting with a one-off event at Wales National Velodrome, to raise money for charity. Today, Cyclone24 holds events at velodromes across the UK inviting people of all abilities, from complete beginners to accredited track cyclists to take part. So far, more than 500 people have tried out track cycling thanks to Zoë, and she’s provided a platform that’s raised over £250,000 for charity.
Alongside all of this, Zoë has found time to set up a corporate cycle network in Cardiff, where she hosts regular free to attend group rides for business people from across the city as an alternative form of networking and a way of encouraging people to cycle
“Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling is an important platform for recognising the incredible women working hard and making a significant impact within the typically male dominated sectors of cycling. I’m honoured to be named amongst such a diverse group of inspirational women.”
In the wake of recent statistics suggesting that almost three-quarters of women never cycle, Cycling UK has released the names of its 100 Women in Cycling for 2018, a list which highlights and celebrates women who love cycling and encourage others to too. Women from all walks of life and every corner of the cycling world are included, from mountain bikers and endurance cyclists to community group leaders and industry entrepreneurs.
Women’s Festival of Cycling Co-ordinator, Julie Rand, said:
“By showcasing how any woman from any walk of life can cycle, the role models of the 100 Women in Cycling list are changing perceptions.”
A celebratory event is taking place on Saturday 30 June in Manchester city centre, congratulating the 100 Women in Cycling 2018 for their outstanding contribution in encouraging other women to take part in cycling.