March 8, 2012
As well as being one of the fastest (and nicest) characters on the race scene, Tracy Moseley is now branching out into the world of skill coaching, starting with the launch of an all-girls training camp in the Swiss riding paradise of Verbier.
With the launch of her own T-MO racing team, the 2o11 World Cup champ has decided to draw away from the full World Cup downhill circuit and move back to her roots as an all-rounder, aiming to take part in a number of enduro and endurance events as well as pure downhill races.
Inbetween that she’s planning to pass on the skills she’s learnt to other riders with her T-MO Coaching skills days in addition to the special week-long, ladies-only skills camp she’s running in conjunction with Bike Verbier. Full details below…
(In the interests of journalistic integrity and full disclosure, we should point out that Web-boy Jon worked as a guide for Bike Verbier and counts the day spent riding there with Tracy as one of the best days riding, ever. How’s that for balanced, Leveson?)
“Tracy Moseley offers women-specific skills camp with Bike Verbier.
Pro downhiller, and one of Britains’ most successful and popular mountain biking figures, Tracy Moseley, has joined forces with Verbier’s original mountain bike holiday company to offer an intensive girls’ training camp in the famous Swiss resort. The camp will run as part of Bike Verbier’s Women’s Week – a popular holiday run specifically for female mountain bikers who enjoy the double freedom of a biking holiday in the Alps, away from the blokes.
The collaboration is part of Tracy’s move into skills coaching, which also sees the launch of her own T-MO Coaching ‘skills days’ business this year. The Verbier skills camp is a rare chance for riders to improve their all-mountain riding techniques with one of the sport’s true all-rounders, using Verbier’s legendary singletrack and idyllic alpine setting as their training ground. Tracy will provide personal instruction on everything from downhill and technical riding through to cycling fitness, general bike handling and all-mountain riding skills. Assessment at the start of the week will ensure that training is progressive, pressure-free and carefully tailored to the skills and ambitions of those taking part.
UK-owned Bike Verbier has been running since 2002 and offers week-long holidays popular with enthusiasts looking for world-class trails away from the crowds. The company’s Yorkshire-born co-owner, Lucy Martin, explained, “Our Women’s Weeks is always popular, and the training camp is a brilliant opportunity for riders to learn in just a few days what could take literally years back home. Tracy’s got a fantastic knack for sharing her experience and techniques in a way that’s fun, safe and guaranteed to leave our guests with far more talent and confidence than they arrived with.”
Women’s Week starts on September 15th 2012, and places are limited to 10 guests in total. Participants should have an intermediate or advanced skill level and a good level of fitness before joining the group, as well as being comfortable riding singletrack.