Our story began in 2015 when one persuasive woman managed to get 60 individuals together, each mad enough to take on a 24 hour velodrome relay cycle to raise money for charity. The majority were not regular cyclists and had never cycled on a velodrome track before, but this is where our passion lies, a passion where even if you’re a first timer, you’ll feel confident and supported.
Attaque Cycling has come a long way in a short time since it’s conception. Created and led by Zoë Westerman, a woman with a background in the charity sector and a degree in Sport Science, Zoë wanted to create a cycling challenge that offered a true sense of adventure, the chance to try something new, and of course, a challenge which would offer a charitable element.
What began as a one-off charity event, grew to be an annual event, and continued to grow with more events and sportives being added on to the Attaque calendar.
What we’re passionate about – getting people on bikes. Zoë herself had not been on a bike since her childhood, but, in 2015, aged 37 she took to the velodrome track, fast forward a few years and it has, by her own admission, taken over her life! Which is great news considering she’s not just the face of Attaque Cycling but the heart and soul of it to.
With an amazing support team of Dave Pritchard, Steve Bishop and Chris Dickinson, Attaque Cycling continues to go from strength to strength, with 24 hour and 12 hour velodrome challenges, Velo2Velo Sportives, Corporate and Charity Days.