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Stafford Road Club to hold special coaching day for women

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: February 12, 2014

By Dave McLean

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A COACHING day for women-only cyclists is being promoted by Stafford Road Club next month.

The local club is hosting a specific coaching day for females contemplating taking up cycling and those that have already started.

Tips will be given on such things as choosing a bike, bike set-up, equipment required for cycling, clothing and bike maintenance.

Others areas will feature the benefit of eating while out riding and for recovery, hydration on and off the bike.

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Advice will also be given for anyone planning a longer charity ride or event, training programmes and details of women-only and mixed rides.

The day will be lead by Veronica Swinnerton (Swinnerton Cycles), Wendy Anderson (dietician) and the women’s record holder for a Land’s End to John O’Groats ride, Lyne Taylor. The event is at Birches Valley, Cannock Chase on Saturday, March 1, from 10am to 12noon.

“I took up cycling a few years ago after agreeing to do a sponsored charity ride with some friends from work,” said Susan Semple of Stafford RC.

“But having never ridden for more than a few miles in and out of town before I was encouraged to get involved in some of the steady rides Stafford RC ran each week.

“With the many tips I learnt from cyclists I met each week I soon became more efficient on a bike and increased my mileage gradually.”

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