MadonnaVelo Confidence Course
Confidence Class reviews:
“Three years ago I’d never cycled on the road let alone been on a road bike. What changed that was doing a MadonnaVelo Confidence Class with Sheridan. The skills I learnt gave me confidence to enter cycling events I never thought possible such as the recent L’étape Australia. The MadonnaVelo motto is so true “Fun is guaranteed. Friendship is a bonus!” My recommendation, do a Confidence Class with Sheridan, you won’t regret it.” Julie C
“As a new road cyclist, Sheridan and the team at Storm Cycles have been an absolute blessing. Sheridan has supported and encouraged me with my cycling. I’ve joined morning rides with the MadonnaVelo riding group and tackled hills that I never thought I’d ever be able to conquer. The best thing that I have done to improve my riding was doing one of Sheridan’s Confidence classes. I recommend this especially to new riders as it’s a great overall session to get you started. You’ll learn tips to keep safe on the road as well as bike maintenance (yes, we all dread the moment when we have to change a tyre!!). And the best part is that you also get to meet some new cycling friends. I’m very much about supporting local businesses and when you find a great bunch of people like the guys at Storm Cycles it makes it a whole lot easier.” Kelly
Just wanted to say a massive thanks for the last four weeks – all the information and coaching has been extremely valuable and is going to be so helpful to improve my future riding. Thanks heaps for being so patient with us new riders, and sharing your words of wisdom and years of experience – it’s very much appreciated.” Jo-ann
ThI attended Sheridan’s coaching classes a few months after I began cycling in a group setting. These classes provided me with invaluable information as a newbie to road cycling. I believe there are aspects to cycling (both in a group and alone) that everyone needs to know about ie. cycling etiquette, cycling road rules, riding in a group, changing a tyre etc that you wouldn’t be aware of without such training. The classes are an awesome way to raise road safety awareness and ultimately to feel safe and knowledgeable while cycling. I’d highly recommend every cyclist, whether new or experienced to attend these classes. Sheridan is a fantastic teacher with a wealth of knowledge, and has a very personable approach.” Jane
The MadonnaVelo Confidence Course is held over four weekly sessions, and is aimed at all women who would like to improve their bike handling skills and confidence in a safe, non-threatening environment. Whether you’ve never ridden your road bike, or ridden it a couple of times and found it too hard and parked it in the garage, or have been riding for months, and looking to improve, or have been riding for years but always looking for new tips, and new riding buddies, the MadonnaVelo confidence class is for you. In other words, there is something in it for everyone! Over the four weeks, I will equip you with the skills necessary to ride safely and confidently on the road in low traffic environments, both on your own and in a group. We cover starting efficiently, braking efficiently, emergency braking, cornering, climbing, descending, riding etiquette in a group, proper gear selection, proper helmet fit, how to change a tube, basic bike maintenance, and lots more.
All you need to bring is your road bike in good working order, your helmet, a water bottle, your sense of fun, and wear comfy clothes (lycra not required!).
We will utilise the shared pathways that stretch through beautiful, leafy parklands, and as the course progresses, you will enjoy the quiet suburban streets of Elanora, and the beautiful Tallebudgera and Currumbin Valleys.
Four week course dates and times:
Sunday 4 March 2018: 7:00am to 8:30am QLD time
Sunday 11 March 2018: 7:00am to 8:30am QLD time
Sunday 18 March 2018: 7:00am to 8:30am QLD time
Sunday 25 March 2018: 7:00am to 8:30am QLD time
Price: $99 per person
Where: Palm Beach Netball Courts, Melaleuca Drive, Palm Beach
About me: My name is Sheridan. Together with my husband, Terry, we co-own Storm Cycles bike shop at Tugun. I am an AustCycle Skills Coach, and am NOT (and never will be) an elite cyclist, but I am passionate about riding, and about increasing the number of ladies who find pure joy and excitement from riding a bike. I have ridden mountain bikes, road bikes, cyclocross bikes, cruiser bikes, and hybrid bikes. I can’t decide which I prefer, but am happy to keep undertaking research (by riding constantly) in an effort to solve that mystery one day.
If you would like to register for the course, or would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org. or download the registration form here: MadonnaVelo Cycle Confidence Class Registration Form March 2018 and email it to email@example.com. Sheridan