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Women's Road Riding Coaching day

SheCycles.com and the Surrey League have joined forces to offer a series of women’s specific road riding coaching sessions throughout the winter.

The first of these women’s sessions will be held on Sunday 15th October from 9.00 am to 5.00pm and will feature coaching and advice sessions based at the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit. The coaching is designed to accomodate all standards and fitness levels, so come along and meet some like-minded riders and enjoy some healthy food and good company.

The sessions aim to give women both the knowledge and technical skills for comfortable riding on a road bike, whether it be for commuting, training or even some racing. The circuit is closed to cars and will be used exclusively by SheCycles for the day.

At the first session there will be an opportunity to meet a range of female friendly experts who will help you get the most out of your bike and your body, these will include:

  • John Leitch, a fully qualified BCF coach, who will provide coaching for the ride sessions. John has worked tirelessly to encourage women of all standards, ages and backgrounds to improve their cycling experience and ability
  • CycleFit the best human to bicycle fitting service in Europe will give you a free mini consultation to check your position and set up and give you advice to improve your ride comfort and efficiency
  • A qualified female bike mechanic will show you how to look after your bike so that it looks after you!
  • Karen Burt a specialist yoga instructor will demonstrate essential stretches that will help stay strong and ease any post riding aches and pains
  • Steve Ellis of the WCRA (Women’s Cycle Racing Association), also a qualified sports masseur, will show you how to look after yourself after riding and give you a feel for how the professionals are treated.
  • Helen Ellis, the membership secretary of the WCRA (Women’s Cycle Racing Association), who support women in all disciplines of cycling, will talk to you about training and how to get into racing
  • Helen Biggerstaff from the CTC will be on hand to talk about what the UK’s National Cyclists’ Organisation do to make cycling enjoyable, safe and welcoming for all.

    The day will include sessions both on and off the bike and there will be plenty of time to get to know the other riders, enjoy a healthy lunch, chat informally to the experts and meet the SheCycles team.

    Summary of the day

  • When: Sunday 15th October from 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Where: Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, Springfield Road, Hayes, Middlesex
  • How much: £10 to include a healthy organic lunch, refreshments and cake!
  • Why: To meet other cyclists and improve your riding skills
  • Get your place Book in advance by emailing [email protected]

    Following sessions

  • Sunday 5th Nov: 11.30am to 3pm from Brockham, Dorking
  • Saturday 11th Nov: 11.30am to 3pm from Newchapel Village Hall, Crawley
  • Sunday 19th Nov: 11.30am to 3pm from Brockham, Dorking

    The Women’s Coaching day is brought to you by www.SheCycles.com in conjunction with the Surrey League www.surreyleague.co.uk who aim to provide a full year’s cycle racing for all categories of riders, especially at grass root level.

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