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World Bike Girl

World Bike Girl

Active Newcastle had the pleasure of meeting World Bike Girl this week.  

Ishbel has been cycling the world solo since 2014 and has become a worldwide phenomenon for rescuing injured street animals as she pedals. Before cycling the world Ishbel was a velodrome sprinter for Iran and spent years road racing UK. Her book, 'Me, My Bike and a Street Dog Called Lucy' was published 5th Aug 2018 and a film script has been written about her life. 

 

Ishbel has been in Newcastle this week cycling around the city and meeting all the great people.  Of all the UK cities she has cycled Ishbel has highlighted Newcastle the best city to ride; from the infrastructure and safe cycle paths to the scenic routes and the friendly people along the way.  She has fallen love with the city. On Tuesday evening Ishbel joined our Breeze women’s social ride.  It was great to have her come along and talk to the ladies and share her inspiring stories

 

Ishbel is travelling with her adopted dog Maria, who she rescued whilst cycling across Brazil last year and is using funds raised by the World Bike Girl UK Speaking Tour for her and Maria to have a home over the winter months in the UK. 

 

We hope to see Ishbel back in Newcastle soon, and see you on some of our rides

If you would like more information about the social rides Active Newcastle put on please contact: activenewcastle@newcastle.gov.uk