VC Venta Women’s Rides
We are looking to resume our fortnightly Women’s Rides from Saturday, 17th April 2021, subject to the latest guidance.
Rides will be limited to a maximum of 6 riders, and only available to VC Venta members.
Our first few rides back are likely to be a bit shorter that usual, due to the limitations on refreshment stops, and probably a bit slower, due to a lack of fitness!
Please look out for updates on our VC Venta Women’s Facebook Page.
VC Venta Women’s Group
The VC Venta Women’s group is aimed at encouraging more women to cycle and join our great club. We’re a friendly bunch of all ages and experience galore!
We currently run a women’s only road ride on alternate Saturday mornings, and ad-hoc mountain bike rides, usually on a Monday evening, as well as social evenings.
We also offer women only coaching sessions to help you develop your cycling skills. These are aimed at absolute beginners through to those that are racing.
The wider club offers lots of opportunities to ride with formal rides on a Tuesday evenings and Sunday Club Rides. We can offer a wealth of knowledge for those who wish to have a go at a Time Trial, circuit racing or Cyclo-cross.
Our Women’s Rides offer a fun and supportive way for you to ride without the anxieties and pressures that some women experience at the thought of riding on male dominated club ride. We’ll help you progress your ability in a fun and supported environment. You can choose to stay with the Women Only Rides, or use it as a stepping stone up to the Sunday Club Rides.
You do not have to be a club member to join us initially…come along for a few rides to see if you like it first!
The VC Venta Women’s Rides are social rides and nobody will be left behind, riding at at the pace of the slowest rider. We meet at the Winchester Hotel & Spa car park, on Worthy Lane, Winchester SO23 7AB and follow a route selected by the nominated ride leader.
Route distances average 30 to 35 miles, with an average speed of around 12 mph to 13 mph. Rides meet at 8.55 am ready for a 9 am start at Winchester Hotel & Spa.
There will be a cafe stop for coffee and cake either part way round the route or at the finish of the ride.
You can keep up to date with our club activity on our VC Venta Women’s Facebook Page.