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DirtGirls Flow down the alpine trails



Summer 2006 saw the first sixteen dirtgirls graduates go on to a bigger and better world of biking. For summer 2007,
dirtgirls weeks will run on 14-21st July and 18-25th August, to entice more 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 races at World Cup level and has over 10 years of
riding experience. You can read more about Emily HERE and why not check out the articles
on last years dirtgirls camps.

Sara Burdon of flow mtb says: “This is a fantastic way for women to both meet other female mountain bikers and brush up
on or learn new skills. Our dirtgirls weeks will re-address the gender imbalance in biking and give women the skills and
confidence to really enjoy some of the best trails in the Alps.” [Having ridden there last year we totally agree and can’t wait to return – Ed]


Tracey and Bex on the Plenay side of Morzine

New for 2007; two dirtgirls weeks, each with a different focus. July will focus on skills – perfect for dirtgirls newer to biking,
nervous on anything technical, or who know they need to perfect a few skills to take their riding to the next level. August
will focus on riding and getting to cover more of the amazing terrain here. There will still be some skills sessions, but these
will be shorter and focus on sessioning bits of trail. This week is for dirtgirls confident on technical ground, including rocks,
roots and steep sections; but who want to get the chance to ride with a pro, learn from her and meet other girls to ride
with.

Emily will teach general trail skills, dirt jumping and downhill skills to girls of all abilities and ages. 2007 dirtgirls will learn how the
skills of downhillers can be applied in all types of riding, and see how these techniques can help them clean trails that
previously seemed impossible! Seasoned bikers can brush up on skills and make the most of the terrain here, while those
new to the sport can learn the basics and quickly progress beyond. A ‘rest day’ is planned mid week with options from
visiting a local spa to trying wakeboarding.

The SheCycles team will be providing dirtgirls with lots of women specific gear to test. Riders will get the opportunity to try out some great
new kit and rate it for the SheCycles website!
Girls clothing website Minx will be providing all dirtgirls with fancy minx t-shirts as well as some great Jerseys as prizes.
Plus, for the first time ever there will be a Minx shop exclusive to dirtgirls in the chalet.


Tracey Lawton enjoying last year’s sunshine

Guests will stay in the beautiful Chalet la Musardiere with breakfast, afternoon tea and a three course dinner with wine or
beer. A packed lunch is also provided.

  • COSTS: 725 euros (486 pounds) for the week, including accommodation, food, 6 day lift pass, guiding and tuition.
    Reductions are available for group bookings.

  • DATES: 14-21st July and 18-25th August

    You can find out more about Emily Horridge at www.emilyhorridge.com and also the sponsors www.minx-girl.com and of course SheCycles.com

    Find out more at www.flowmtb.co.uk or by calling Sara on 020 8123 5654 or +33(0)688101757

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