Ride report: Ladies ride part 6 Sun 18th Sept 2011

Jodie West

Ladies ride at Croft Trail in Swindon.

Well what a day! Our busiest ladies day to date with 14 riders at one point – fantastic. Three quarters of these were newbies to our ladies group too which was fab. I do hope we see you all again very soon. Like all previous ladies days I booked the good weather – with only a downpour for those who stayed to help build afterwards – sorry girlies :-(.

Thanks to Jen and Sharon for their help leading today whilst I spent my time popping up everywhere taking photos.

The first lap was the usual warm-up / get to know the trail lap and of course followed by lots of yummy cake :-).

Woman riding down some steps at Croft Trail.

Pete Ratcliffe was very kind to come and lend a hand before and during our second lap with some very well recieved hints and tips on the correct body position. I hope this helped. It sounded as if it boosted your confidence as I hear a lot of you rode the log roll over afterwards – well done.

The group got a bit smaller before the third lap. This was only due to people having to go early not due to any off’s I must add !

I’m really excited with how well the group is developing and growing and hope our next trip out – Mulled Wine and Mince Pies – is just as popular. Keep an eye out for further details and dates on the events page.

It was a pleasure seeing everyone out today even if I couldn’t ride :-(. Be assured I will be back on my bike at the earliest possible chance and possibly with Peanut* in tow!!!!!!

* Peanut is Jodie’s baby

Previous women’s ride reports: January 2011, March 2011 – with video, May 2011.

MBSwindon – Wiltshire mountain bike club.

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