A Green campaigner from Bath has been named in the prestigious Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling 2022 list, recognising her achievements as Bicycle Mayor and organiser of Kidical Mass Bath.
Councillor Jonna Wright with Saskia Heijltjes | Photo courtesy of Bath & NE Somerset Greeen Party Mum of two Saskia Heijltjes, from Lambridge, was frustrated with the cycling infrastructure in the city, and in 2021 co-founded Kidical Mass Bath.
The regular group ride offers families the chance to take to the streets to show that people of all ages and abilities want to cycle.
Cycling UK’s 100 Women in Cycling list celebrates inspirational women who are encouraging others to experience the joy of cycling.
Every year they highlight 100 women who promote cycling and encourage others to take part.
As Bicycle Mayor for Bath, Saskia has raised the profile of cycling in Bath and campaigns for safe cycling infrastructure.
Saskia said: “It’s a real honour to have been included on this year’s Cycling UK list, among so many inspirational women.“Cycling uptake is not great among women and girls. In 2020, men made more than double the amount of cycle trips than women in England.“We need safe cycling infrastructure to enable more people to take up cycling. I believe this is the most important step we can take to get more women and girls cycling.“More people cycling means safer streets, with less pollution, less congestion, and less noise, but also cheaper transport and better health.”The next Kidical Mass ride will take place at 4pm […]
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