Cycle Surgery holds women's evenings for cycle advice

Tips, gear and encouragement in a testosterone-free zone!

by Sarah Barth   July 24, 2012  

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It's no secret that women cyclists sometimes feel it's hard to get advice tailored just to them. From what bike to ride to what clothes to wear, it seems as though everything's engineered towards the male rider.

With that in mind, Cycle Surgery are holding some more of their popular women's evenings, giving girls of all abilities the chance to chat, shop and check out kit designed for them.

Supported by Specialized and following up on successful events held in the last year, the evenings will include advice about bike maintenance, what to wear and nutrition.

Cupcakes and refreshments will be serves, and the first 50 to arrive at each event will get a free goody bag. There will be competitions and a shopping discount in-store.

The sessions will be held from 6pm - 8pm in the following locations:

Wednesday, 1st August at Cycle Surgery Spitalfields Special Focus: Mountain biking essentials.

Thursday, 16th August at Cycle Surgery Victoria Special Focus: Commuting & beyond.

Tuesday, 21st August at Cycle Surgery Holborn Special Focus: Riding in the city.

Tuesday, 4th September at Specialized Concept Store Covent Garden Special Focus: Road riding & charity events.

 

Sign up for an event here.

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Too bad there's not anything on offer in the Bristol store.

Pepita rides again!

posted by pepita1 [172 posts]
24th July 2012 - 9:15

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If i wear a dress and SPDs can i have a cupcake too? Crying

Weasel is as weasel does

posted by axisofweasel [23 posts]
24th July 2012 - 9:20

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posted by andylul [405 posts]
24th July 2012 - 9:44

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cupcakes & goodybags! i am there Smile:)

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posted by sparrow_h [35 posts]
24th July 2012 - 9:51

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Agree with Pepita1 - this is a great idea, but the sessions are all in London. My wife would love to attend one of these but we live in Leeds. Come on Cycle Surgery - run these sessions for the rest of the nation too! There are Specialized Concept Stores outside of London (e.g. Harrogate for those of us in Yorkshire). Can't be that difficult to roll the sessions out at those stores as well, can it?

posted by basecampblog [1 posts]
24th July 2012 - 10:41

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Hi Certini Bicycle Shop Cardiff here. We Have been holding sessions like this since February this year. Its good to see this happening for women’s cycling. From the women that have attended our monthly sessions we have been told that they feel intimidated by a lot of local bike shops and there attitude towards female cyclists. So we showed them that we are a friendly bunch just trying to help all types of cyclists. We have light refreshments…funny enough home made cake of all types? Check out our blog page for more info if your in the Cardiff area.
http://certinicardiff.wordpress.com/ladies-maintenance-course/

posted by cybernaut [5 posts]
25th July 2012 - 14:39

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