The number of women riding within our club and generally on the roads is always increasing. As part of this, MWCC are hoping to provide an inclusive and fun environment for ladies who would like to ride with like minded individuals. This ride is in conjunction with Cycling NSW and aims to promote bunch riding for women.
MWCC hosts a lot of racing, talks a lot about racing and a lot of its members race. However it isn’t the only type of riding that our members want to do. We know that we need to grow and encourage more of our female members and non members to get out and ride their bikes and thanks to Allpress Coffee we have a great series that encourages greater participation amongst female riders.
All of the rides are led by experienced MWCC ladies who started at similar events to this. They understand the various issues and are there to help guide and also provide an encouraging atmosphere with other ladies out on the bike. This is as much about doing the kilometres as it is about socialising and getting other ladies a chance to mingle and socialise with other female riders. We hope that this creates great opportunities for all of the riders in the future.
The ride will leave the Bike Addiction Bus Shelter at 6am and the riders will make their way to West Head to take in first hand the infamous MWCC race course, before returning to Manly with a total trip distance of around 60kms.
The average speed for the ride will be 24-26 km/hr
This ride is suitable for all riders who are comfortable on a road bike, with a reasonable level of fitness and bike handling.
Like all our Womens events, there is no cost for any of these rides and we will provide the refreshments post ride.
Road Ride Details:
When: February 7, 6am
Where: Start is the bus shelter opposite Bike Addiction
Route: Out to West Head and back to Manly around 75kms.
Who: All ladies who have some road experience and feel generally comfortable on the bike
To ensure that you have some level of protection when out on the bike, we would strongly encourage all riders to have a minimum of a silver level recreational licence from Cycling Australia. www.cycling.org.au this provides you with third party insurance in case of any incidents. Short term or full year coverage is available.
If you are looking other group rides around Sydney, then Cycling NSW are running a number of these events across Sydney. Details can be found here – http://www.nsw.cycling.org.au/Get-Involved/Womens-Bunch-Rides