A weekend dedicated to Women’s mountain biking8 June 2017 | By billy1979
Dyfi Events are pleased to announce the arrival of a dedicated women's MTB weekend at Coed Y Brenin. The event will take place on the weekend of the 9th/10th September.
The event is a collaboration between Beics Brenin (Coed y Brenin's trailhead bike shop and MTB Skills coaching provider), Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Cycling and Dyfi Events.
Following the successful launch of the first Women's Mountain Biking Breeze hub at Coed y Brenin, the organisers have joined forces to introduce a dedicated weekend of women's mountain biking at Coed y Brenin, the UK's original trail centre. The weekend will offer the chance to ride, relax, socialise and learn. An opportunity to hone riding skills and gain new ones. We've lined up a variety of workshops, coaching sessions, social and guided rides. There will be sessions on maintenance, fitness and nutrition, a film screening and pro rider Q&A with Tracy Moseley.
Venue: Coed y Brenin
Coed y Brenin was the first dedicated mountain bike trail centre in the UK, it's expansive trail network and excellent facilities provide the perfect location for a weekend of women's cycling. The trail network features trails for all grades and abilities from absolute novice to expert rider. The centre also has a dedicated mountain bike skills area 'Y Ffowndri', offering a range of micro-trails and skills challenges that allow riders to progress their skills in manageable steps.
The centres trail network offers short to long rides on a range of colour coded, skill graded all-weather trails that immerse riders in beautiful forest scenery with epic views of the southern Snowdonian mountains.
Coed y Brenin's purpose built visitor centre provides the hub for the weekend activities with facilities including cafe, changing room with toilets and hot showers, bike shop, bike wash and meeting space.
The weekend will begin with informal guided riding on Saturday but those wanting to limber up for the trails can arrive early for a pre-ride yoga session led by local yoga instructor and MTB guide Polly Clark of Mountain Yoga Breaks (yoga session 1.5hrs +£10 bookable on sign-up).
Saturday evening the visitor centre will host a film screening. We'll confirm what's showing a little closer to the date. A hot meal is available prior to the film screening by pre-booking with your event ticket.
The core of the weekend will be Sunday's coaching sessions and workshops. The morning will begin with a meet & greet before riders head off to their pre-selected sessions. Participants will join 2 x 1hr sessions comprising of 1 x 1hr coaching session plus 1 x 1hr workshop. There will be a short break between sessions with a chance to relax and grab a drink or snack.
A sandwich buffet lunch is included in the entry fee. Please notify us if you have any food allergies or special dietary requirements.
Sunday afternoon will continue with grouped rides, offering those who feel ready, the chance to sample route sections from the forthcoming Coed Y Brenin Enduro . The weekend is a great opportunity for riders looking to prepare for the challenge of this and other MTB endurance events. A new shorter route option will be added to the event this year, providing a stepping stone for those wanting to take on one of the longer routes in future years.
After the ride there will be an afternoon tea break with hot drink and biscuits available (also included in the ticket price) before the Q&A session begins.
The event will close with a talk and open questions and answers session with Trek Athlete and Ambassador, former UCI Downhill and Enduro World Series Champion, Tracy Moseley. Tracy has a long and illustrious career at the uppermost levels of the sport, with many national, European and World titles to her name. The Q & A session offers the chance for Tracy to share her experiences from taking her first steps in the sport to competing on the world stage, a journey to inspire and inform all women in the sport of mountain biking.
Ready for a challenge?
The event has been designed to provide guidance and encouragement for women preparing to enter their first MTB endurance event, such as the October 1st Trek Coed y Brenin Enduro (Coed y Brenin's largest participation MTB endurance challenge). With skills development sessions, the chance to try sections of the event route and to talk tactics, preparation and equipment with other women who have already undertaken the challenge, the event provides an ideal opportunity to prepare yourself with the necessary skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully complete the challenge.
Gaynor Davis of Welsh Cycling commented "The event offers women the opportunity to socialise, meet new friends and to experience the joys of mountain biking on some of the most scenic trails in North Wales. We want to create the opportunity for women to improve their confidence & skills in preparation for entering mountain biking events, such as the Coed Y Brenin Enduro or Welsh Mountain Biking Series. We hope the event will appeal to women of all ability levels, giving riders a chance to connect with others, share their experiences and gain new skills and knowledge from the experts we'll have on hand".