News: Cycling to celebrate women’s contribution to Bristol

Conor Hughes, February 22, 2017

Cycle The City is marking International Women’s Day on March 4 with two rides celebrating the contribution that women have made to Bristol.

The unique bike tour from Bristol’s only bicycle tour operator will allow cyclists to venture through the city while celebrating some of the women who have helped shape it. 

– How did a mother-of-six ensure that the Clifton Suspension Bridge was built?

– Do you know the link between Bristol and the world’s first female doctor?

– What about the story of a fake princess who took 19th century England by storm and ended up selling leeches to the Bristol Infirmary?

Discover hidden parts of Bristol as well as the important role of cycling in the history of equal opportunities.

Tour guide Holly McGowan-Hayes said: “Planning the Women of Bristol tour has been fascinating. Over the years, Bristol has been home to so many remarkable – and notorious – women and I’m looking forward to sharing their stories with everyone on the tour.”

The two rides start on Saturday, March 4 at 11am and 3pm and last for two hours, costing £10 per person or £7 if you bring your own bike.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.cyclethecity.org/product/womenofbristoltour/

 

Photo by Thom Heald

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