“It was great to spend a weekend riding with other women and seeing what they could do. The coaching sessions were friendly and supportive, and everyone had a chance to work on their personal weaknesses. By the end of the weekend I was riding features
I never thought I would have the confidence to try. I even hit the big jump - and landed it!”
Hello and welcome!
Air Maiden, Scotland’s first freeride event for women, was launched eight years ago with the aim of helping women take their riding to the next level, especially on technical features such as jumps, drop offs and skinnies.
This year, founder and original ‘Maiden’ Lynne Armstrong takes the biking brand into a new cycling discipline with the launch of the Maidenduro.
“We will also be offering women-specific mountain bike skills clinics and private coaching across the Tweed Valley and beyond,” Lynne says. “Check out our site to see what we have on offer and drop me a line if you have any questions. Hope to see you out on the trails real soon!”
Air Maiden News
OK Ladies, it's time to introduce one of our awesome coaches at this year's Air Maiden! The multitalented athlete and all round great lass,
Jess started racing Downhill in 2008 and became Junior DH National Champion that year. She moved on up into Elite in 2009 and in 2010, became the Elite DH National Champion. In 2012 and 2013 she got a couple of top 10’s in UCI World Cups. Not bad for just 5 years in the sport!. Jess now lives in Innerleithen and coaches for Ridelines when she's not out running with her Border Collie Taz, or showing off her talents at Street Velo at various spots around the country. She has also recently gone on to compete in Amateur Boxing and in October 2015, became U60kg Scottish Novice Boxing Champion.