Diva Descent

 

With the aim of introducing more female riders to downhill, Diva Descent, is the UK’s first all-girls downhill mountain bike race and it will be held at Kinnoull Hill, Perth, Scotland on the 7th-8th May 2011.

 

Diva Descent

 

The event will give women the opportunity to compete, under authentic race conditions, in an all-femal environment.  The weekend consists of a day of coaching on the Saturday, from key women in the UK race scene, followed by a day of racing on the Sunday. Diva Descent is aimed at any women interested in giving downhill racing a go, either for the first time or those just wanting to hone in on their skills.

 

Diva Descent is proud to have the support of Loeka clothing, Perth City Cycles and the Forestry Commission.  GirlMTNbiker has recently come on board as publicity manager for the event and further sponsorship is soon to be announced.  The event is being organised by Sarah Muir, a keen mountain biker from Scotland.  And when asked about why she decided to set up Diva Descent said, “I’m passionate about mountain biking and the industry and believe this is an excellent opportunity to introduce women to downhill racing.  It also provides a place for girls to show off their talents, develop their skills and learn from other women in the race scene.  The support I have received so far from the mountain bike community, not only in Scotland, but internationally has been incredible.”

 

One of the aims of Diva Descent is to encourage a greater number of women and girls to enter into mountain bike events and to see more women on the Scottish and the UK race circuit.  The price of the weekend is £40, which includes coaching on the Saturday and entry to the race on the Sunday.  

 

For more information about the event and to secure your place visit http://www.divadesscent.com/  with updates and race reports available also at girlmtnbiker.com

 

Diva Descent Women's Downhill

 

 

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