The bank holiday is looming large; three glorious days of no work, sunshine (we hope), and fun. It is of course the perfect time to get out on two wheels. Whether you ride road, MTB or just fancy a spin, here are three ideas for a bike-based bank holiday.
1. Road ride (and relax)
Spend the weekend honing your road handling skills, perfecting your nutrition intake, and relaxing in the hot tub. Cycle tour and training company Njinga have a three day cycling weekend around Chichester over the bank holiday.
It’s the full experience, replete with luxury accommodation, delicious food on and off the bike, coaching, and drinks - including organic wine! They will even clean your bike at the end of the trip so you are ready to hit the road next time.
The weekend is priced at £475, for the 23rd to the 26th August. There are a few spaces left available so visit the Njinga Cycling site to find out more, and to book. Njinga are also giving Total Women's Cycling readers £50 off the weekend, so give them a shout!
2. Breeze along
This weekend is the perfect time to encourage a friend onto their bike. If they’ve not ridden for a while, then joining a Breeze ride is the perfect re-introduction. Part of British Cycling, led by friendly local Breeze Champions, the rides are free, aimed at different levels, happen all over the country, and are renowned for their relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. What could be better!
Visit the Breeze website for more information, and to find a ride near you this weekend.
3. Torq about MTB
'She Torqs' at Minley Manor (Hampshire) is a chance to get a taster of the epic 8 mile ‘Torq in Your Sleep’ mountain bike course, without the 12 hour riding commitment. Sign up on the day for one lap – which you can race or pace. You get a quiet course, and afterwards there’s chocolate, Pimms, advice sessions on bike maintenance, training, kit – and of course plenty of socialising.
She Torqs takes place on Saturday 24th August and is £10 with the money going to support the Air Ambulance. For more information, visit the event website.