YLCC was set up in March 2015 by Kate Horsfall and Judith Worrall, two good friends who wanted to set up a club just for women, run by women to encourage ladies to get out on their bikes and have fun, get fit, meet new friends and all importantly eat cake!!!
So with the with the help of Tony Booth from Wetherby based all Terrain Cycles the Yorkshire Lass cycle club was born and in just a few short months we had over 60 ladies joining up! We are now a club of over 100 ladies and are going from strength to strength with our own annual sportive.
Kate is from Wetherby and having started out mountain biking with her family she felt inspired by good friend Judith who was cycling all over the world raising money for charity and achieving some incredible things on her bike so she took the plunge getting her first road bike in September 2014 and caught the bug very quickly!!!!
She completed her first 100K for Ride the night in London in May 2015 and then went on to complete her first 103 miles in the Tour de Mon, Anglesey that same year, something she never would have dreamed possible when she started!
Her partner in crime Judith from Thirsk has been riding many years now. Judith began riding a bike to get fit after losing weight and soon caught the cycling bug too. She has gone on to cycle all over the world raising money for Women V Cancer in India, Cuba, Tanzania and this year Vietnam & Cambodia. She also completed the Ride the Night in 2014, 2015 & 2016 was on a Tandem with Kate, and she also completed the Tour de Mon in Anglesey.
The secret to the clubs success is that we are just all normal ladies (ok well some of us are a bit bonkers!) with busy lives, family and work commitments. We are not super fit athletes we are just a group of ladies who like to meet up and ride our bikes, stop for a cuppa and some cake a good chat and a giggle then we cycle back! We have all different abilities in the club and we try and mix our rides so we offer something for everyone.
All ladies are welcome on Mountain bikes (please check the route is suitable for MTB), Hybrid or road bikes. Mountain bike specific routes are also organised with prior notice. If you would be interested in joining us for a ride please contact us on the email below as we are increasing the number of rides we have going on a Sunday and we also incorporate midweek evening club rides during the Spring/Summer. On occasions we may have a planned club ride away from the usual meeting place at All Terrain cycles in Wetherby, so it is important you contact us for details before you set off. We do plan our rides ahead and aim to offer as much variation on the rides as possible to try and cater for all abilities.
Any questions you have regarding the club and membership please email us on the address below. If you decide to join us please find us on the British Cycling Website
For anything club related please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For anything sportive related please email: email@example.com
We also have a facebook page for all members which details rides and social activities, you will be sent details of this once you join the club. Once you are a member you also gain access to further pages on this website.