Women on Wheels
Posted September 9 2010
British Cycling has recognised the difficulties women often face when getting into cycling as a sport and are launching a series of events aimed purely at women to try and ease this process.
So, along with PORC (Penshurst Offroad Centre), Ana Nichoola Clothing and MuleBar we are bringing back Women on Wheels.
In the 90's these weekends were a hotbed of burgeoning talent, as well as giving gals the opportunity to hang out with other cycling women and try their hands at off-road racing in an informal environment. "What a great idea we thought!"
So... for 2 weekends in September and October 2010 WOW is back and we are bringing the concept bang up to date.
Saturday will be skills based and you can choose from beginner or intermediate sessions, each run by a BC coach.
There will also be opportunities to browse through Ana Nichoola's amazing clothes, have a coffee or tea and slice of cake, take a bike mechanics course or just ride around the trails at PORC. The culmination of this exhausting day will be a barbeque next to the awesome PORC pond downhill course.
After the obligatory hot breakfast on Sunday morning will be the culmination of the weekend. Take part in some course XC and DH racing on the PORC trails. You don't have to be the best - it's about trying out what you have learned over the weekend and, of course, cheering on all the other girls. There will be prizes for the winners as well as spot prizes for best crash etc...
A pub lunch will round off proceedings with a long ride back for those still with energy to burn. Ultimately this is about women getting together and sharing a love of off-road bike riding whatever their background.