We are looking for women across England to join our team of Breeze Champions to deliver bike rides at Forestry England sites throughout the country.

The role of a Breeze into the Forest Champion

British Cycling and Forestry England have joined forces on a new initiative, Breeze into the Forest, a programme aimed at encouraging women to ride in safe, traffic-free environments in nature.

As a volunteer Breeze Champion, you will act as an ambassador for the programme by raising awareness of HSBC
UK Breeze and breaking down the barriers to cycling for women and girls, one bike ride at a time. You don’t need to be a cycling expert, just confident riding a bike and passionate about getting women and girls active. We will give you all the skills you need to deliver rides on dedicated, non-technical cycling paths at a forest near you!

By becoming a Breeze Champion, you’ll develop strong leadership skills and make new friends while improving your own health and fitness too. The assessed one-day course qualifies you to deliver guided bike rides for groups of female adults of all levels of experience and ability.


If you are interested in this opportunity, the following sites are all welcoming applications. To apply, simply click on the course location closest to you and state in the application which site you anticipate leading your HSBC UK bike rides.

Whinlatter Forest, Hamsterley Forest, Chopwell Wood, Dalby Forest, Delamere Forest, Sherwood Pines Forest, Cannock Chase Forest, Salcey Forest, High Lodge Thetford Forest, Alice Holt Forest, Thames Chase Forest, Jeskyns Community Woodland, Forest of Dean, Haldon Forest, Wendover Woods, Wyre Forest.

Courses coming up:

What you'll get from us

  • Official Breeze Champion kit
  • British Cycling Ride Membership
  • On-going support from British Cycling HQ to help you on your way
  • Exclusive industry offers and discounts
  • On site support from an Active Forest Coordinator

What we need from you

  • Plan and lead a minimum of 8 HSBC UK Breeze into the Forest rides a year
  • Complete post-ride admin on
  • Promote HSBC UK Breeze and your rides on your own social media
  • Work alongside local Forestry England Active Forests Coordinator to support cycling on site