• How weekly bike rides with a group of supportive women showed me a route to joy

    8 days ago - By The Guardian

    When Tanya Frank joined a group of ‘joyriders', she rediscovered her love of cycling and found a caring community I always thought that joyriding meant nicking cars and taking them for a spin, often when drunk. It was what some of the wayward lads did on the Chingford Hall council estate where I grew up. So, I was surprised when the Waltham Forest newsletter reported a different kind of joyriding: a cycling group that is free, for women, and that loans bikes to the members who need them. It has grown since its inception, but JoyRiders started right here in my borough where we have an...
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