Over the last 12 months bikes sales to women have accounted for 21% of our bike business. Thank you ladies. We welcome your visits and enjoy helping you with your riding.
We run a monthly women's mountain bike ride throughout the year and add in a fortnightly women's road ride in the summer months. Click here for details and dates of the women’s bike rides.
You need the right bike set up, your own accessories, components and clothing.
We have a good range of women's shoes, saddles and gloves. We also have a selection of demo bikes for you to try and are proud of our reputation for preparing bikes with the right setup for our female customers.
Each month we have a women's only mountain bike ride on the South Downs. All abilities are welcome from total beginners to seasoned riders. Skills coaching is also available. Check out our Facebook page, Ride & Events page or register for the newsletter to keep up with the ride dates.
We sell lots of bikes to women and do our best to make sure that we have all that you need for your riding.
When choosing a bike you need the right one for your riding and the right fit. There are loads of bikes out there and we are skilled in helping you find the right one. There are women's specific bikes, some of which have different geometery (the frames are different to the other bikes in the range) and some just have different colours, saddles, handle bars and parts. In our experience women's shapes vary as much as men's and so simply saying women specific in the catalogue won't necessarily mean that it is right for you. We encourage you to try the bikes and we always make any adjustments to the bike to ensure that it is tailored just for you. The right size is the size that fits you.
Click here for information on women’s bike fitting
If you are not sure on some of the terminology take a look here: MTB Glossary.
Want to know how to mend your punctures without brute force or how to fix your bike and be self-sufficient? Follow the link here for our Bike Maintenance Evenings.
The MTB rides are led by Grace and Tara starting on Saturdays at 10 am from Quest Adventure.
The rides are free. If you are new please call to check in.
Always check here or Facebook the day before to confirm what's happening.
MTB rides are approximately 3 hours long, which includes a 'cake stop' part way through. Designed for novices, so as long as you can ride off road on tracks up to Cissbury Ring you will be fine! See below for more details. New riders need to call to book in.
Equipment required: Mountain bike with quick release wheels, helmet, suitable clothing (don't wear cotton garments), spare tube and pump. Plus some money for cake!
Next ride dates:
Mountain bike ride 10am
- Oct 19th
- Nov 16th
- Dec 14th
The Women's Road Ride is running on Thursday evenings during the summer. The ride is suitable for novices and operates a 'no drop' policy. We will generally take a more leisurely/social pace (though we can change this depending on the group's preferences). If you would like to join us on the ride - or to find out more - please call us on 01903 573700 or email us at email@example.com.
Rides leave the shop at 6.30pm during the summer. Rides will last about 2 - 2 1/2 including a refreshments stop. You will need a drop handlebar road bike or hybrid, spare tube, pump, money for coffee and bags of enthusiasm. Next ride dates:
- TBA, we are waiting for lighter eveings.
New cyclists’ easy rides
Now being run by Angmering Cycling Club. more...
Follow this link for the Girl's ride album
Sussex Breeze Women Only Rides
We can also recommend the Sussex women only Breeze Rides. Breeze is British Cycling’s programme to get help women feel fitter and more confident on a bike. Our local Breeze champion is Alison – and you wouldn’t find anyone more passionate and inclusive about cycling. Here is the link to details of the local Breeze rides she runs, just type in your postcode to see a list of the rides. You can also reach Alison on Facebook and Twitter or by email. Below is a list of the December and January rides: