Women’s Training Day – 5th September

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Based at the Birches Valley Visitor Centre, the aim of the course is to develop women’s confidence to enjoy riding off road. In a relaxed, no pressure atmosphere the morning session will cover elements such as cornering and riding berms, braking techniques, riding easy drops as well as  lifting the front and back wheel over roots and small rock steps.

After lunch, the group will set off on a guided ride to apply their newly acquired skills on the numerous tracks and trails found on Cannock Chase.

For more details or any questions please contact me using the email above. Payment can be made using PayPal or cheque.

Ridley-Western Summer Cyclocross Series

 Shelled but happy ! Is that nuts???

Shelled but happy ! Is that nuts???

The problem with deciding to race just in the Winter, is that the ongoing Summer race chat makes you feel a tad twitchy. So I found myself trekking down to Bristol last  Wednesday. The Ridley- Western Summer Cross Series has been running for a few weeks now and it has been in the back of my mind as a possibility.

The whole affair had a laid back feel, with a great group of people. I had a brilliant evening, riding a good course with a nice mixture of tricky turns, steep off camber sections, roots, steps and the added bonus of electronic timing.

Racing  in Pro Vision colours for the first time, I finished first in my age group with a sound performance.  Whilst I am not a big advocate of racing all year round, I must admit the occasional off season race certainly adds a bit of spice and keeps me motivated. More importantly, I have made some new friends who I know I will meet again for a bit of cross bike action.

Thanks guys and gals. It was lovely to meet you and yep the FlanRou on September 6th looks fantastic .

There are two races left in the series, so if you are down that way why not give them a whirl? https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/events/details/130080/Western-Summer-Cyclo-Cross-League-Round-9

FlanRou CXSportive, the Sunday after round one of the SW Cyclocross League which has a floodlit final. Both start from the same venue with overnight camping http://flanrou.com