About Queensbury Queens of the Mountain Cycling Club
We are Queensbury Queens of the Mountain CC (QQoM): an all-female cycling club which aims to encourage more women to get out on their bikes. Whether you have only just taken to the roads or are a seasoned cyclist, aged 17 or 70+, QQoM offers something for all.
QQoM was formed by Vicky Mathwin in May 2016 after meeting a small group of like-minded cyclists at a family fun event. Vicky created a Facebook group to establish local interest in a social Sunday ride and 27 women responded to the call by attending the club’s first meeting. We now have over 150 registered members.
We are an inclusive, friendly bunch of encouraging and supportive women, with a healthy appetite for cycling and of course café stops. Catch-up chats, coffee and cake figure highly on most of our rides.
Rides range from beginners’ Breeze rides along the Spen Valley Greenway to challenging sportives around Bronte Country. We cater for the obsessive road rider, the gnarly mountain biker and everything in between.
For the more competitive rider, there is even the opportunity to enter the world of women’s racing in conjunction with the Ride Like a Girl / Race Series, as founded by two of our members.
Bike riding is undoubtedly the order of the day, but we offer our members much more: gateways into triathlon and time trials; pilates; spa days; massages; velodrome trips and even gardening advice are just a few examples. Ever present in the community of Queensbury, it’s not uncommon for us to be followed by cheers of “Go Queens” while going about our business.
Meet the Committee
Our committee is made up of a variety of roles which include the Chair, New Members Secretary, Welfare Officer and Inclusion Officer.
All appointed officers give their time to the Club on a voluntary basis and serve on the committee for a maximum of two years.
The committee meet frequently, and the Club holds its Annual General Meeting on or around December each year.
We also hold Open Committee Meetings, where all members have the opportunity share their opinions on Club operations.
Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity
QQoM is a diverse and inclusive community, as is reflected through all Club activities.
Below are some of the ways in which we are committed to supporting our members:
Increasing opportunities for all members to access activities both in and outside the Club;
Developing a social environment rooted in a belief of equal respect for all members;
Supporting the development of members both on and off the bike; and
Promoting long-lasting friendships.
Partners & Affiliations
QQoM benefits from the following partners and affiliations:
In 2021, QQoM is supporting the Sue Ryder Manorlands charity.