Ladies do Lycra (not just lunch)

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    I organise monthly women's bike rides in Manchester that are usually around 20-30 miles at a pretty leisurely pace, some of the women have shown interest in going a bit faster and a bit farther and after joining some wheelers ladies for a ride in the Summer I thought it would be great to join forces... For a while now Viv, Becks (MCR Wheelers) and I have been talking about doing monthly women's rides. Due to other commitments and bad luck or illness we've not managed to do it yet. but they shall be starting soon....!

    To start off they are gonna be pretty mild rides, probably 40-55 miles or so and the first couple are gonna be pretty flat too, bulding up to hillier terrain and more miles and quicker pace.

    So, from January we shall be having monthly rides on the LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH. Leaving at 11am. This should give us plenty of time to nurse hangovers and also to have enough daylight left for a few hours in the saddle.

    The first ride will be a gentlye spin to meet everyone and to find out where everyone is at and what people want to do and also what they want to aim for so we know how to build the rides up. Due to this after the ride we'll stop off in a pub to chat about all this stuff, so please factor some time into your day to join in with this- even if it's just half an hour.

    During this ride we shall also hope to share bits of information that shall help newbies to road riding in groups and to cycle training. These include: How to ride in a group (including riding on someone's wheel, chaingangs etc); Nutrition before during and after a ride; Training- hints on timetables and routes etc; What to wear- clothing, component and bike tips.

  • Sunday 31st January 11am Unicorn Carpark, Chorlton: Cheshire Ride: 40 miles: moslty flat.
    link to route map

    Unicorn is here:
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=unicorn+­grocery&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF­8&hl=en&sll=51.427835,3.215035&sspn=4.03­7660,10.983939&ei=r7WKSuqLLI2ojAfF94nxDg­&cd=1&usq=unicorn+grocery&geocode=FQmILw­MduUHd_w&cid=3954276283884261713&li=lmd

    Future specific ride routes shall be decided and posted after this one when we have an idea of what people want to do.

    Please post if you think you would lke to attend and with any further ideas of hints and tips the first ride could include.

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