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

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.

After an unpromising start, having to be bribed by her parents to learn to ride without stabilisers, Sarah became rather keener on cycling in her university years, and was eventually persuaded to upgrade to proper road cycling by the prospect of a shiny red Italian bike, which she promptly destroyed by trapping a pair of knickers in the rear derailleur. Sarah writes about about cycling every weekend on road.cc.


pepita1 [176 posts] 5 years ago

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

axisofweasel [23 posts] 5 years ago

If i wear a dress and SPDs can i have a cupcake too?  20

andylul [410 posts] 5 years ago

For ladies that cannot get there:


Is that sexist or not?  39 19

sparrow_h [35 posts] 5 years ago

cupcakes & goodybags! i am there :):)

basecampblog [1 post] 5 years ago

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?

cybernaut [16 posts] 5 years ago

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.