Not so long back, less than a year in fact, Apollo had only one or two active lady members. Since we moved into our new club rooms in Lurgan Town centre we’ve made a concerted effort to get an active Ladies section to the club.
We attracted a number of girls to the club, initially friends and family, and started to bring them out on a ladies only club spin, then we started introducing indoor training, spinning classes, circuits etc into their weekly workout and it has to be said the girls have literally blossomed. They need no encouragement at all, Sharon Collins is now our appointed ladies officer and is learning on the job and doing a fine job at it.
In a few short months we now have ladies representation at local sportives, today a couple of the girls did the Newry Wheelers Newry Hospice Sportive in a time that would be good enough to see them go out on the main Apollo Sunday Club Ride whilst some of the others did 4o miles in a training group for the Chain Reaction Italian Big Ride, the pre Giro D’Italia sportive.
If any ladies are interested in taking up cycling please come and see us, we would love to have you. We know it can be daunting but we can assure you you’ll have a warm welcome and in no time at all you’ll be impressing yourself and us.
Contact our Ladies Cycling Officer Sharon Collins at firstname.lastname@example.org
or alternatively our Chairman or Secretary, contact details on the contacts page.