Fancy joining thousands of women around the world to ride 100km? This is your chance.
Female riders from several South Wales cycling clubs have agreed to come together to provide a Rapha Women’s 100 ride from Wales to England, and back.
The ride will be fairly flat taking you from Cardiff through Newport, past the velodrome, to Magor, Caldicot and then onto Chepstow where the Garden Centre will offer a warm welcome and the chance to buy a cuppa and some cake ! We’ll then carry on over the Severn Bridge before heading back to Cardiff via Chepstow, Langstone and Newport.
There’ll be 3 groups on the day, with a maximum of 16 riders in each, so a pace for everyone.
Group 1 – will be for those of you seeking to achieve a distance PB. This will be the steadiest group. This ride will be guided by Mel Francis from Bike Doctor. There are currently 8 spaces in this group.
Group 2 – will be for those of you who’ve covered 100km before, but for whom it’s not a distance you ride often so it’s still quite a challenge. This ride will be guided by Mary Trenfield from Monmouthshire Wheelers and Linda Woodward from Babes on Bikes. There are 16 places in this group.
Group 3 – will be for those of you who are experienced club riders, used to riding in a group and for whom the distance is something you ride on a very regular basis. This ride will be guided by the Cardiff Ajax ladies. There are also 16 places in this group.
Please ensure you book your slot by 19 July 2015. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
What everyone needs to know
- The ride will start at Maindy Leisure Centre, Crown Way, Cardiff.
- The event is free.
- The rides aren’t formally led or coached – it’s just a group of girls getting together to ride together, encourage one another and have fun. The ride guide’s role is to make sure the group stays together and everyone understands the etiquette of road riding.
- The three groups will head out at 10 minute intervals with the fastest group leaving promptly at 0900. This is to ensure against any difficult overtaking manoeuvres on the road, and to ease the burden on the café.
All riders will be expected to wear a helmet and have a roadworthy bike. You’ll need to bring your own toolkit, inner tubes and a pump in case something goes wrong, along with plenty to eat and drink, and suitable clothing. It could be hot and sunny, so don’t forget the sunscreen!