Women urged to get on their bikes

First published in Local

BRITISH Cycling are running a series of coaching sessions aiming to inspiring women into the sport at Stourport track.

With British now one of the world’s leading cycling nations, the governing body is keen to capitalise.

As part of British Cycling’s vision to inspire more women into cycling, Louise Day will be running a series of coaching sessions just for novice women and girls to be held on Sunday mornings.

The first session will be on Sunday and will run between 9.30am and 11.30am.

The course will run for six weeks every other Sunday.

It is not for race riders who regularly partake in races at a high level, although beginner race riders are very welcome.

The sessions will be open to women or girls aged 12 and above and will include progressive coaching to improve rider ability and confidence on the bike.

Throughout the weeks there will be discussions about kit, bike maintenance and other subjects that will support the coaching the riders will receive.

Those attending will need a bike with two working brakes and gears and a helmet.

The sessions will be £4 to British Cycling members and £6 for non-members.

Anyone who would like to attend can contact Day on either 07534 281 265 or louiseday@britishcycling.org.uk to book their place.

Wyre Forest CRC will follow these coaching sessions with their own women’s only sessions starting on April 13, continuing for a further six weeks on alternate Sundays.

The course will be organised by Lucy Walters the club’s female representative.

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