Competitive racing can be quite intimidating at first. Your much loved hobby becomes a challenging race against the clock, and it can be hard to make that transition.
Fortunately, there are a number of events, races and women’s coaching that are designed to help ease you into the race environment. Events like the Red Bull Foxhunt are geared to create a girl power atmosphere and help women get their wheels rolling into the race scene.
Bikeparks, trail centres and passionate individuals have been working hard to promote women’s mountain biking by hosting events to encourage greater participation. One such individual is passionate rider, Lynne Armstrong who has been working hard to get women shredding the trails in Scotland.
Air Maiden events have been running for a number of years, running women’s workshops, rides and races. This year saw the first of its kind, a women’s only enduro race at Innerleithen , and we were there to check it out.