Women looking to try night riding will have the opportunity to do so under the guidance of an experienced mountain biker whilst testing top of the range Exposure lights at an event in Wales next month.
Sally Hall, from Leisure Lakes Bikes, has been riding for 10 years, both competitively and for fun, across all disciplines. She's organised a brilliant event to introduce women to MTB night riding with the partnership of Exposure Lights, who are donating 20 demo sets.
On Wednesday December 16th, women will be descending the Cafall trail in Cwmcarn from 6pm, testing out the Exposure Light systems, and getting a feel for how fun night-time riding can be.
Sally explained what made her decide to organise the event, saying: "To be honest I was sitting in work thinking 'I want to go for a night ride', and nothing against the guys in the shop, but it would be nice to ride with ladies for once! It's a whole different style of ride. I don't know many ladies in the area who ride, let alone night ride, so thought I would do something about it!"
I asked her how many riders she expected to come along - and she said: "It's a bit of an unknown to me, but hopefully 10-15 would be ace. Or are my expectations too low?! Any ride is a good ride, so whoever turns up will hopefully have a laugh, meet some new riders and have a great time... whatever the weather."
This sounds like a brilliant opportunity for women to try out night-time MTB, with the social aspect of a women's group and the great lights to demo from Exposure.
If you're interested in joining the group ride, please check out the website for more information and to register. We'll certainly be there, hopefully we'll see some of you as well.