Date: Thursday, 19th July 2012

Venue: The Royal Highland Show Ground, Ingliston

After a very successful coaching session on Thursday, 5th July 2012 the team at Scottish Cycling are really looking forward to the session this Thursday.

There is a morning session which starts at 9.30 am and is aimed at people working to gain their Level 1 or Level 2 Coaching Award. They are given the task of preparing the coaching session for the afternoon. In the afternoon (12.30 start) the coaches are joined by Women and 4th category riders and the session delivered is based around road racing and will show riders some of the skills and riding techniques required to participate in a road race. There is also fully qualified coaches on hand to help the aspiring coaches and riders at all times.

The first session on the 5th July was a great success where riders concentrating on riding around corners and a little bit on race tactics and how to control your pace throughout a race.

The riders who took part had a great time and many of them have said it gave them a bit more confidence to enter some races and have a go. For information we have listed below the races on our calendar which are for Women only and also those where Women can race against our male racers who are 50+.

For more information or to book a place on the Thursday the 19th session please contact

Scottish Cycling are committed to encouraging more Women into Road Racing in Scotland and this year have lifted the requirement to hold a full racing license for our National events. This proved a successful move for our National Road Race where some women were encouraged into our sport for the first time and have been regular racers since.

For the first time this year there are Scottish Championship medals being awarded at the Womens race of our Closed Circuit Championships on 19th August 2012 around a fully closed circuit in the centre of Paisley. It will be great to see lots of riders using the skills learned at the workshops above to great effect.

Women are free to enter any road race in Scotland but newcomers to the sport find it much more beneficial and rewarding to race with other women. The more women we have racing the more races we are able to put onto our calendar. It may also be that you would like to be involved in racing by helping out – this is great and we are always on the look out for new organisers and officials. If you think you could help to grow Womens Road Racing in Scotland please contact


Please also remember that women are able to enter APR handicapped races or any open races. Open races are races were predominately men will be taking part – many women find though that they can compete in races which has 3rd or 4th category male riders taking part.

34 mile Road Race for Women organised by East Kilbride Wheelers – Saturday, 28th July 2012

30 mile Womens only Road organised by Glasgow Ivy Cycling Club – Sunday, 12th August 2012

Scottish Womens Circuit Race Championships – Sunday 19th August 2012 organised by Johnstone Wheelers

35 mile Road Race for Women organised by Sandy Wallace Cycles - Sunday, 26th August 2012

38 mile Road Race for Women organised by Kinross Cycling Club – Sunday, 9th September

Womens only coaching day, Thursday, 19th July 2012 – organised by Scottish Cycling

Scottish Cycling announcement – March 2012