Free Women’s Bike Rides for Arts Week

A keen Pinner cyclist has announced a programme of women’s cycle rides for Pinner Arts Week, from September 26th-October 5th. Most will begin and end at West House, where riders will be able to visit the Arts Week exhibition in the upstairs gallery as well as the Heath Robinson gallery next to Daisy’s.

Moss Lane resident Veronica Chamberlain, 58, is leading eight cycle rides as part of British Cycling’s Breeze programme. Her routes will visit all the Open Studios and exhibitions of the Arts Week, on weekdays and at weekends. Rides are sociable and there is always a stop for coffee and chat.

Breeze rides are led by qualified volunteers, who want to encourage women to discover the joys of cycling in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. ‘Only one out of every four cyclists is a woman,’ commented Veronica. ‘Breeze aims to change this. I thought we should make the most of the Arts Week and get some exercise at the same time. I hope women will come along and try it out – it’s all free!’

Artist Robyn Wilson-Owen of Love Lane, whose eldest daughter Martha attends West Lodge School, is opening her studio for the Arts Week. ‘The Arts Week is raising money for the Heath Robinson Museum, so I’m glad to support it. I think the Museum will bring people to Pinner, which is great for our area.’ Robyn is welcoming Breeze riders on Sunday September 28th; seven other rides are available during the Arts Week. To sign up, search on Pinner at

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