Photos by Greg Dickson
The Air Maiden team has been at it again spreading encouragement, enthusiasm and great times through their women’s specific mountain bike events. Last month, over 60 women and 12 mini maidens descended on Glentress freeride park for the highly anticipated annual Air Maiden Freeride weekend.
While the weekend got off to a wet start on Saturday, it failed to dampen the spirits of the Maidens who started off with back-to-back coaching clinics delivered by Helen Gaskell, Jess Stone, Elisa Smith and Lynne Armstrong. Lynne said: “We were so proud to have some of the most talented and experienced coaches and riders in the UK coming along to share their expertise.”
“They are of all ages and backgrounds, all there with the sole purpose of improving their riding skills but also to meet other like-minded women and to have fun,” – Lynne Armstrong, Air Maiden Founder
Riders were taught a range of skills and techniques, from jumps and drops to cornering and, of course, the art of pumping on the newly completed portable pump track – provided by Bike Track People.