International Women’s Day – Make it happen.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples” Mother Theresa.
Women’s day dates to February 28th, 1909 originating in New York. The Socialist Party of America, celebrated this day, in honour of the garment workers’ strike in 1908. Women picketed and marched, demanding improved working conditions and equal rights.
Inspired by the Americans, renowned German Socialist Luise Zietz established ‘International Woman’s Day’ in the general meeting of the Socialist International in Copenhagen in 1910 and on March 19, 1911, International Women’s Day was held for the first time in Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switzerland. Over 1 million men and women joined in rallies for women’s right to vote and have equal rights and opportunities in the workforce.
During World War I, women in Russia celebrated International Women’s Day in February 1913 and again in 1917. They protested and called a strike for “Bread and Peace” on the last Sunday in February. According to the Gregorian calendar, this fell on March 8.
To express solidarity In Europe, women held protest rallies from as early as March 8th, 1914 and so it became that during late 1975 the United Nations took up International Women’s Day on March 8th.
We at Espokes would like to join hands together to support, raise, inspire and motivate women. We know that mountain biking is a favourite of many women and to celebrate the achievements of Katy Winton the Scottish pocket rocket known to be fast and fearless, we honour this remarkable contribution to our society by offering at a very special price the Lapierre Overvolt HT eMTB; a high-performance off-road hardtail, powered by the YAMAHA PW Centre Drive Motor which perfectly adapts to your pedalling pace offering an optimal degree of assistance depending on the lay of the land and together with a 36-volt 400wh lithium-ion battery, enables you to ride stronger and longer allowing you to experience hills, trails and nature on two wheels.
Mountain bike trail centres have grown in popularity over the past few years and offer a great safe environment to get you started. If you are nervous going out on your own check out your nearest HSBC UK Breeze mountain bike ride on the British Cycling’s guide.
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