I would like to give a little plug for a couple of local mums (one was my kids kinder teacher) who have started out their own cycling "tour" business. They take (mostly, but not always) ladies out who want to either get back into cycling or start out cycling.
They take them on catered group pootles along bike paths etc.
Website is still under construction, but pricing and timetables are there or you can PM me for the info on the school newsletter.
If you know of someone who would like to try cycling in a friendly group but isn't quite up to the NRR, or the MRR then this might be for them.
Disclaimer - I have absolutely nothing to do with them other than the ladies who run it are local school mums who I see at drop-off and little aths.