Strongher’s ambassador and downhill World Champion, Manon Carpenter, stormed the trails at the Forest of Dean this weekend, closely followed by 20 female shredders.
In October 2015, professional cyclist, Marianne Vos, founded a women’s riding program called Strongher. With an army of professional and non-professional cycling ambassadors, Stronger’s aim is to support and encourage women to ride: any discipline, any age and any skill level.
One of Strongher’s missions is to organise rides throughout the year with their ambassadors. This weekend saw the Strongher MTB day with Manon Carpenter which was held at the Forest of Dean. After an overwhelming 145 women registered for the event, roughly 25 made it to the Pedalabikeaway centre on the drizzly Saturday morning.
The group of eager women gathered outside of the centre for introductions which were lead by Strongher’s organiser, Marit Huisman. With the bikes checked over, the women began the day by ripping up the Vereder’s blue trail. Shortly after setting off, the rain began to descend, but that didn’t dampen the fun or mood of these trail shredding women.