Air Maiden Freeride Event

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After the success of last year, Air Maiden, the UK’s first ever women’s only freeride event returned to Glentress on October 10th and 11th for the 2009 version.

Air Maiden

The event, which has progressed in size, skill and international flavouring from last year saw 43 women sign up from all over the world, with the youngest competitor aged only 11.

The weekend of biking began on Saturday, when Emma Guy and Tracey Brunger from The Hub and Andy Barlow from Dirt School provided various coaching clinics and were impressed to see that the riders’ skill level had improved upon last year.

Sunday was competition day with the competitors allowed 2 runs on 3 separate sections of the freeride park – covering a mixture of table jumps, wooden drops, wall rides and fun boxes – whilst being judged on their fluidity and style by guest judges Frasier McNeil and Kenny Fulton from Scotland’s cycle stunt team The Clan.

Pictures courtesy of Jayne Emsley (
Pictures courtesy of Jayne Emsley (

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Comments (6)

    More women on bikes I say. I nearly went down to check this out.

    The winner wasn’t Polly that was last year. This years winner was Dagmara Polokova, Polly was 2nd.

    Top picture is upside down ; p

    Last year was fun – looks like another goodun. 🙂

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