Come and join our friendly Saturday morning Women's Club Rides!
We are a friendly group of women who are keen to invite more women to come along and join our great club "The Port Sunlight Wheelers". We are delighted with the addition of Women Only rides to our club and the increase in female riders it is bringing. You do not initially have to be a club member to join us...come along for a few rides to see if you like it first!
Our rides offer a fun and supportive way for women who want to ride at club level without the anxieties and pressures that sometimes women can feel at the thought of riding with a male dominated club ride. You can choose to stay with the Women's Rides, or use it as a stepping stone up to the traditional Sunday Club Rides or indeed dip in and out of both, it's a good alternative if you can't make a Sunday. The wider club offers lots of opportunities and a wealth of knowledge for those who wish to try out time-trial, road racing or cyclo-cross, as well as the annual club cycling weekend away, trips abroad or social events and of course access to our lovely club kit! There are also events for children of members (The Women's rides/Club rides however are for adults over 16 years old).
We have two Sunlight Women's Club Rides both running fortnightly on opposite weeks:
1/ This ride the "Women's steady club ride" Our popular, slightly shorter, steadier paced ride has developed from women who where keen to gain experience of group riding and increase their distance, speed and endurance. It is about 40 miles in length at 13-14 mph average speed and will take you into the flatter parts of Cheshire and the Welsh border.
We ask that new riders to the group first do a 'steady ride' before joining the ride below.
2/ "Women's club ride" Our faster paced, often hillier ride will take you into rolling Cheshire or the Welsh hills and is around 40-50 miles long at about 14-15mph average speed, depending on terrain and conditions. Whilst you would be expected to be of a a good level of cycling fitness and capable of keeping up with the pace we aim not to leave anyone behind and always regroup at the top of hills.(Sometimes riders come with a backup plan to turn off early if they are unsure if they can complete the full ride at the required pace).
For both rides we do not usually have a cafe stop so make sure you bring enough fluids and fuel to sustain you!
We look forward to welcoming you!
Best Wishes Nicky
**INFORMATION** For all rides please make sure you fit the minimum fitness requirements and are riding a road bike (drop handlebars) with clipped in pedals. Please see FAQ on Sunlight Women's Rides Group for appropriate equipment, clothing, nutrition etc.
Please note none of our rides are suitable for novice/occasional/leisure riders, hybrid bikes or for flat pedals. Riders could instead look at Breeze rides on this website or Wirral Belles (google) .
If you need more info or to check if our rides are for you then please send me a message:
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