Petal Power Biking. 'Ride Like a Grrl'
I am still smiling this morning and my face is aching from all the giggles at the weekend. Sunday was a fun filled day that saw about 150 women gather at Dalraddy Holiday Park just outside Aviemore to take part in Clubs Annual 'Ride Like A Grrl' Event. Fast, slow, experienced or novice. It absolutely did not matter. With an Adventure and Epic route to choose from this is an inclusive event for everyone. On display was a mix of lycra, fancy dress, LOTS of novelty socks and decorated bikes. A day where women come together to ride their bikes and enjoy each others company in a beautiful part of the world. Of course there are winners but each and every girl who jumped on their bike is a winner. Amazing to see so many women taking to two wheels.
In the past I have raced the event but this year I joined my beautiful friend Lucia to ride in her first mountain bike event. We took part in the Adventure Route which was approx 16 miles. A mix of forest road, dashes across fields, land rover track, single track, a couple of stream crossings and also a good bit of climbing. A challenge for anyone's first event but at the same time very achievable. I could not have been more proud crossing the finish line with Lucia. This event is a fabulous starting point for any girls biking journey as well as being a celebration of women's mountain biking! I love it!
A big shout out to all the amazing people who support this event and work tirelessly behind the scenes to make it happen. It is encouraging, inspiring and a huge amount of fun and a biking date that all girls of all ability need on their calendar.
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