Getting more people on bikes, that is one of our key aims at WyeMTB
Who has walked around their local trail centre and seen how male dominated the site can be? But if you look closely there is a growing community of female riders starting to enjoy the delights of their local cycle centre.
These female groups have started to emerge because of a dedicated few wanting to guide, coach and develop mountain bike riding in their local community, but without their significant other ‘showing them how it’s done’ ;-). Our local group – The Dames – in the Forest of Dean have grown partly because of the highly popular Little Fodders kids mountain bike club run through PedalaBikeAway every Saturday, whereby they drop their children off and then they themselves head off in a group.
WyeMTB are keen to develop these female riders and show them the mountains of the Brecon Beacons National park. This is where the brain child of owner and director David Windebank came from ‘my wife started to ride when our two children were in the kids club, you could see her confidence grow week on week. I’m fortunate, as a professional Mountain bike guide, I get to spend a lot of time in the mountains, I really want to get more people out there and experience the breathtaking views, scenery and well-being benefits of the mountains can provide. The key to developing female mountain bikers is riding with other females in an encouraging and progressive environment’
In the dark gloomy winter months, we created 2 bespoke guided rides just for the female market:
WyeMTB have some great contacts in the mountain bike industry and have been lucky to secure two world class female mountain bike guides to run our trip. Both guides are industry leaders and have expeditions and trips all over the globe. Take a closer look at the trips on the website.