YLCC was set up in March 2015 by Kate Horsfall and Judith Worrall, two good friends who wanted to set up a club just for women. The intention was to encourage ladies of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes and have fun whilst at the same time getting fit and meet new friends.
So with the with the help of Tony Booth from All Terrain Cycles (Wetherby) the Yorkshire Lass Cycle Club was born and in just a few short months the club had over 60 ladies. YLCC are now a club of over 100 ladies and are going from strength to strength with two very successful sportive’s under their belts and looking forward to the third which will take place on Sunday 5th August 2018.
Kate is from Wetherby and having started out mountain biking with her family she felt inspired by her good friend Jude, who had been cycling all over the world raising money for Women v Cancer charities, so Kate took the plunge getting her first road bike in September 2014 and catching the bug very quickly!
Kate completed her first 100K for Ride the night in London in May 2015 and then went on to complete her first 103 miles in the Tour de Mon, Anglesey that same year, something she never would have dreamed possible when she started. Since then the two friends have cycled many miles together completing several 100 mile rides, including the famous Yorkshire Lass Sportive and Brazil 2017 for Women V Cancer.
Jude is from Thirsk has been riding many years. Jude began cycling to get fit after losing weight and soon caught the cycling bug too. She has gone on to cycle all over the world raising money for Women V Cancer in India, Cuba, Tanzania, Vietnam & Cambodia and Brazil.
Jude and Kate have ridden Ride the Night London four times – once was on a Tandem!
2017 saw the Yorkshire Lasses being Yarn bombed by the famous Thirsk Yarn bombers, they were adorned by very colourful headwear whilst raising funds for Women v Cancer charities.
In September 2017 Jude and Kate cycled in Brazil with club member Ali Tiffin riding for Women v Cancer Challenges.
Together they laughed and cried their way around Brazil climbing many mountains. With sweat, blood and tears they mastered the ride. In 2018 a group of YLCC Lasses will be tackling the mountains of Majorca and the iconic London 2 Paris ride ( they might even get time to shop too!)
You will often see a sea of blue at sportives – the lasses wear their kit with pride and are full of support and encouragement for each other.
Behind every successful club are its members and the club could not run without its lasses. Many offer to lead rides, back mark, book cafes, etc….. whilst others have active rolls behind the scenes looking after membership, accounts, clothing, website development, twitter, facebook, instagram, etc…..Thank you to each and every one of them, we wouldn’t be a club without you.
The secret to the clubs success is that we are just all normal ladies (ok well some of us are a bit bonkers!) with busy lives, family and work commitments. We are not super fit athletes, we are just a group of ladies who like to meet up and ride our bikes – we may also stop for a cuppa and cake a catchup and a giggle ………
Our club membership window is 1st April to 1st May (membership for 2018 is now closed) new members are welcome to join during this 4 week period for the following year. Any questions you have regarding the club and membership please email us on the address below. If you decide to join us please find us on the British Cycling Website
For anything club related please email: email@example.com
For anything sportive related please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a facebook page for all members which details rides and social activities, you will be sent details of this once you join the club. Once you are a member you also gain access to further pages on this website.