Girls in the Saddle

We had a great turn out Saturday with 31 women attending our women’s specific cycling day which covered a wide range of cycling subjects from equipment to nutrition and training for key events.

The event was well received by all who attended and it was great to see the interest and discussions the presentations generated and the enthusiasm by many of the women to develop their cycling further still. Following the event several of those who attended enjoyed rides led by Wendy on-road and Veronica off-road.

As a summary of cycling events discussed today here is a list of rides and contact details

Veronica (Swinnerton Cycles) leads women specific mountain bike rides every fortnight on a Saturday morning on Cannock Chase, call Swinnerton Cycles on 01889 575 170 for more details WebLINK

Breeze Rides are women specific rides designed to suit all abilities both on and off road. Follow this LINK to their website where you can add your post code and see what’s on in your area.

Skyrides are mixed rides designed to suit all abilities both on and off road. Follow this LINK to their website where you can add your post code and see what’s on in your area.

Louise Day from British Cycling provides cycling coaching and she can be contacted via louiseday@britishcycling.org.uk and will provide details of any up and coming events.

Lynne Biddulph works at Bridgetown cycles and is happy to give advice on cycling equipment and they can provide a bike fit service. Contact Lynne LINK

Then there are dozens of rides each week organized by Stafford RC. Perhaps the best for new comers being either the Saturday morning or afternoon rides or Monday evening. We also host dozens of time trial events that are open to all and include some short 5 mile courses which are very popular.