Sotonia Women’s Group

This page is a great place to meet the other Sotonia Women riders, see what we get up to, share info

Operating as usual

Photos from Sprockets Cycle Club's post 24/04/2024

Great racing for kids and adults alike Incase anyone fancies some weekend racing fun


Getting the most out of Age-Group 🇬🇧

Join us on 10 April from 6:30pm for two webinars focusing on female health in sport, and the effects of the menstrual cycle on training and racing.

Coach focus ➡️

Athlete focus ➡️


Great result for the Sotonia Cranks women's team tonight on the Zwift WTRL Racing League! 3rd place for the team overall, with Vikki taking 4th, Donna taking 5th and Gemma taking 10th in a pack of 84! 👏


Finally some news about dates...

Thank you all for the messages chasing us for dates, your enthusiasm is really appriciated

The planned dates for the Vittoria UK SouthernXC are:
Race 1 - 31-03-24 Matterley Basin
Race 2 - 28-04-24 Folly Farm, Basingstoke
Race 3 - TBC but hopefully 26-05-24
Race 4 - 16-06-24 Clanfield, a brand new course!
Race 5 - 14-07-24 IOW - details about a cheap travel package coming your way soon!

The TrailX UK - Off Road Events Pippingford Park MTB Marathon will also be on again this year, on 6th and 7th July!

A massive thanks to AM Cycling, Wightlink-Wight Mountain Cycle Race Team, Sprockets Cycle Club, and pirates for making this happen

Lot's more info to come soon, along with links to entry, which will be on the BC website this year.


If you fancy getting involved in time trialling without competing. Time keepers are so important to the process.

We may be jumping a little bit ahead here, but in the New Year we are running a couple of "Time Keeping Workshops". This is an opportunity to learn about timekeeping at "Open Events", share best practices & how to use your watch, plus record. Also we will feature the benefits of "resultsheet" & how to use it if you haven't. The venue is Greatham Village Hall, which may not appear central but a lot of riders appear to get there from far & wide. Both dates are Tuesday evenings starting at 19:00hrs., 13th February & the 9th April. Our preferred capacity will be 25 persons, anymore then it's difficult to involve everyone. Entry isn't on performance but First come First served (FCFS). Contact [email protected] if you are interested or have any questions.
We will be also running an organisers workshop on another date, details later.


Incase you see him out and about on your cycling travels

Photos from Sotonia Women’s Group's post 12/11/2023

These were stolen from our house last night. Please keep an eye out incase they are being listed anywhere.


The off road group left the sports centre at 10am for an hour of riding in Lordswood. Lots of chat and enjoying the beauty of the woodland.


Just a heads up that we have our Cyclocross event coming in a few weeks on Sunday 15th October at Southampton Sports Centre. (Setting up the day before in the afternoon). We will need as many hands as possible for set up, marshalling etc.
Please keep it free if you can. Spreadsheet with specific roles to follow!


Lovely ride this morning - hopefully see some of you soon when the Sunday "Medium" rides start again from North Baddesley 😊


Very late notice... sorry... but a couple of us are riding out from North Baddesley at 9am, 53k route, if anyone wants to join we are meeting at the Car Park on Fleming Avenue 🫡


Southampton session or a women only session of interest to anyone?


Our sessions teach you to develop and make the most of your skills and utilise them to tackle a course in the most effective way for you.

Suitable for all level of riders from novices to regular racers, something for everyone.

Our team of expert coaches have over 30+ years experience including within the GB World Class Programme.

2 sessions a day – choose the session that suites you best or book onto both.

Riders must be aged 18+ on the day of the session.

Dates and Venues

Sat 30th September - Southampton (AM Corners and Cambers, PM Riding with others)
Saturday 14th October - Venue TBC Wessex/Central area (AM Dealing with Obstacles, PM Riding with others – tactics and skills)
Saturday 28th October - Bishops Stortford (AM Dealing with obstacles, PM Choosing the best option – Ride, run or line)
Sunday 12th November - Cambridge (AM Corners and Cambers PM Choosing the best option – Ride, run or line)
Saturday 18th November - Welwyn (Women Only)

Coaching Course 11/09/2023


As some of you may know, I’ve taken on the role of Community Developer for Southampton in a new partnership with BC and we’re looking for people to join the team of Ride Leaders and inspire more people to get fit, have fun and ride bikes with Guided Rides.
You don’t need to be a cycling expert, just be confident riding in a group and have a good level of cycling fitness and you’re happy to support beginner bike riders and families. Delivered by an expert tutor, the British Cycling Ride Leader Level 1 course is perfect for people who want to lead groups of riders out on the road or cycle paths.
The assessed one-day course, is funded by Southampton City Council’s partnership with British Cycling and qualifies you to deliver guided bike rides for groups of beginner and intermediate level adults and accompanied children on roads and cycle paths. We’ll also provide you with branded kit, British Cycling Ride membership and ongoing support to help you on your way.
The course covers preparing for a ride, group management, risk management, route planning and British Cycling’s good practice guidelines.
When is it?
This 1-day course will take place at Monty’s Bike Hub, Sholing on Tuesday 17th October, plus half a day online learning and another half day for first aid (if required).
What we need from you
Deliver a minimum of eight Guided Rides a year in the Southampton area
Complete post-ride admin on
Promote Guided Rides on your own social media channels
What do I need to be able to register?
The minimum age to attend a course is 18 years old and you must be a confident and competent recreational cyclist to lead groups on the road.
How to apply
Candidates do not need British Cycling membership but IF they are new to BC, they will need to create a free online account using this link:
Then you can apply for the course here:
For more information, drop me a message or email: [email protected]

Coaching Course British Cycling


I’m doing my report to Sotonia committee today for our meeting tomorrow so if anyone has any cycling related adventures they’ve been up to over the summer that I can let them know about that would be great please - personal achievements, sponsored events, competitions - whatever I’d love to hear about it.


Sotonia women hit Clanfield on Sunday for a boiling hot first cyclocross race of the season with Wessex Cyclo-Cross Awesome efforts all round just trying to survive the heat!

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