PNP have been running women's only track training sessions for all comers at the Wellington Velodrome since October, with excellent results. Fifteen different women have attended during this period with a core set of regulars, and some choosing to race at the regular Sunday afternoon Speed League meetings.
Run on Thursday evenings from 6pm, the sessions have focussed on skills as well as fitness. Coach Rachel Southee, with assistance from Ele Pepperell, is extremely happy with how the programme has progressed.
"We have a great bunch of ladies of all ages and abilities where we provide a supportive and fun environment for women to give track cycling a go, or to get a decent training session in," says Rachel. "I am looking forward to kicking off our 2018 sessions and building on what we have started. We welcome anyone who wishes to come along and join us."
"We're delighted to be able to offer Wellington's female cyclists dedicated track time and coaching for virtually no cost," says PNP Track committee member Nick Warren. "Programmes like this usually take time to develop and grow, but the women's sessions have exceeded expectations and we look forward to more."
"Track cycling is a fantastic way to improve your confidence and bike handling, and should form a part of every cyclist's training."
Club track bikes are still available to rent, and the sessions run every Thursday at 6pm through to the end of March. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved and check pnp.org.nz/training-at-the-track for more info, no previous track cycling experience required.