by Ben Haworth
February 27, 2009
Sherwood Pines Forest Park, near Mansfield, Notts, is hosting a special workshop on Sunday 22 March to encourage more females of all ages to take up mountain biking and develop their skills.
Off-roading may seem like a male dominated pursuit, but the tide is slowly turning with more women taking part at all levels. Sharing her knowledge will be Kate Potter and her partner Ian.
Kate said: “We will pitch the day at all levels of ability so even if you are a complete novice you can come along and get some basic coaching and build confidence. There’ll also be tips on improving skills and simple bike mechanics as well as more advanced stuff for riders of greater experience.”
Chris Bray, Forestry Commission Recreation Manager, added: “New bike routes are set to open in Sherwood Pines as part of a £300,000 investment so there couldn’t be a better time to get into the sport and brush up on technique.”
Partners and friends are welcome to take part. For more information and a booking form contact firstname.lastname@example.org The cost is £35 per person or £50 per couple.