View Full Version : Dirtgirls week on Alpine mountain bike trails

05-22-2006, 05:10 AM
Morzine based Mountainbikeholidays.co.uk are re-launching this summer with dirtgirls, girls only weeks, in association with SheCycles. The weeks run on the 1st - 8th July and the 26th August – 2nd September to entice a new generation of women mountain bikers out onto the alpine trails.

Dirtgirls is ideal for women keen to progress with their biking but feeling left behind in the male-dominated world of mountain biking. Top rider, Emily Horridge will be on hand to pass on key tips to help women riders of all levels improve their riding experience. 2005 Dragon Downhill Series winner, Emily has raced at World level and has over 10 years of riding experience.

Sara Burdon of Mountainbikeholidays.co.uk, says: "Many women suffer from a lack of confidence with their biking. Partners and friends often get too carried away to properly teach the necessary techniques. Our dirtgirls week will re-address this imbalance and give women the know-how and confidence to really enjoy some of the best trails in the Alps."

Emily will teach general trail skills, dirt jumping and downhilling to girls of all abilities. Seasoned bikers can brush up on skills, while those new to the sport can learn the basics and quickly progress beyond. Other specialists will be on hand to offer sessions on stretching, nutrition and sports massage. A ‘rest day’ is planned mid week with options from visiting a local spa to trying wakeboarding.

Other events are planned for the weeks, including an evening mountaintop BBQ and nightride descent. Lights for the descent are kindly provided by SolidLights.

The SheCycles team will be providing dirtgirls with lots of women specific gear to test. Riders will get to try out next year’s kit and rate it before it hits the shops.

Guests will stay in the beautiful Chalet La Combe with breakfast and a three course dinner with wine or beer. A packed lunch is also provided.

COSTS: 675 euros for the week, including accommodation, food, lift pass, guiding and tuition. Reductions are available for group bookings.

DATES: 1-8 July; 26 Aug – 2 Sept

Find out more at www.mountainbikeholidays.co.uk or by calling Sara on
+44(0)20 8123 5654 or +33(0)631461859.