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Women's Scott and Santa Cruz bikes plus skills sessions & rides in the forest...

North Yorkshire bike shop Dalby Bike Barn is hosting a demo day featuring women-specific bikes and clothing on Saturday August 10.

The event runs from 10am to 4 pm and includes bike demo rides, guided road and mountain bike rides, and skills sessions.

Dalby Bike Barn’s Sophie Carter says: “It won't simply be a line-up of pink cycling stuff.

"We'll have key demo bikes from Santa Cruz as they launch their women-specific Juliana bikes, clothing and accessories whilst Scott will bring their Contessa demo bikes and clothing with at least one member of their women’s Contessa team attending.

"We'll also have a range of leading brands showing their latest women’s products.”

You’ll need photo ID (passport or driving licence) as security for all demo bike rides or bike hire, and you’ll need your own pedals.

For more details see Dalby Bike Barn or give them a call on 01751 460049 to reserve a spot on a ride.

Our official grumpy Northerner, John has been riding bikes for over 30 years since discovering as an uncoordinated teen that a sport could be fun if it didn't require you to catch a ball or get in the way of a hulking prop forward.

Road touring was followed by mountain biking and a career racing in the mud that was as brief as it was unsuccessful.

Somewhere along the line came the discovery that he could string a few words together, followed by the even more remarkable discovery that people were mug enough to pay for this rather than expecting him to do an honest day's work. He's pretty certain he's worked for even more bike publications than Mat Brett.

The inevitable 30-something MAMIL transition saw him shift to skinny tyres and these days he lives in Cambridge where the lack of hills is more than made up for by the headwinds.

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Hasis [37 posts] 2 years ago
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An article about test-riding women specific bikes...that you illustrate with an image of two MAMILs. I have to say that you're really not going out of your way to get women engaged here. Sorry but it's just seems a little lazy and thoughtless [and I'm a bloke saying that]

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Vaya [11 posts] 2 years ago
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Hasis wrote:

An article about test-riding women specific bikes...that you illustrate with an image of two MAMILs. I have to say that you're really not going out of your way to get women engaged here. Sorry but it's just seems a little lazy and thoughtless [and I'm a bloke saying that]

That was my thoughts as well...

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Wesselwookie [212 posts] 2 years ago
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Vaya wrote:
Hasis wrote:

An article about test-riding women specific bikes...that you illustrate with an image of two MAMILs. I have to say that you're really not going out of your way to get women engaged here. Sorry but it's just seems a little lazy and thoughtless [and I'm a bloke saying that]

That was my thoughts as well...

yep very lazy Road.cc

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Hasis [37 posts] 2 years ago
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Yayyy!! Definitely a change for the better!

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700c [817 posts] 2 years ago
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To anyone who hasn't tried the red route at Dalby, I throughly recommend it. 21 miles of single track and good mixture of technical and easy terrain, fast flowing and quite hilly

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pepita1 [175 posts] 2 years ago
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Too bad I live many miles away. Sounds like great idea and one that could be arranged anywhere...like Bristol, perhaps?

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John Stevenson [249 posts] 2 years ago
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Jeez, you guys were quick - I changed the pic a minute or two after posting it, but the original must have persisted in caches for a while.

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Thoroughly agree about the Dalby Red though, a great ride.