There are a host of growing women's mountain biking skills courses and events popping up. Some of the top ones recommended by riders here are:
Cycling events, suitable for women of all abilities. They organise 2 road sportives and a series of MTB guided rides.
Set in glorious mid Wales, one of the best places in the country to ride.
Perhaps you've been out mountain biking with the boys and got fed up with being left behind... come and hone your mountain biking skills in a testosterone free environment and meet up with other like-minded women.
Their mountain bike courses are super fun, they are run by fully qualified coaches with a maximum of 6 riders per group.
The idea of Diva Descent is to encourage the ever growing number of girls to give DH and Enduro a go and provide the opportunity to develop skills and compete under authentic race conditions.
Diva Descent now offers opportunities for girls through Coaching/Race weekends, Coaching Camps and Holidays.
Women's only course run at the world class 7stanes trail centre, Kirroughtree. Home to some of the sweetest single track in the UK, what better place to hone your bike skills. The courses are run by female instructors.
Some women prefer to learn in a more 'supportive' all-girl environment. Although it is nice to have the 'support' of a partner or friend, sometimes it is good to have the opportunity to learn at your own pace with someone who is not resenting the fact that they could have been somewhere else, with their mates, having what they would refer to as a "proper ride"! Based in Whinlatter in the Lakes.
Based in Coed Llandegla running womens only courses
Women's only MTB courses in the Surrey Hills
Girls only weekends in Wales
iBikeRide have a host of reputable guides and coaches who list on the site.
If you know of other good women's mountain bike skills courses, group rides or events then please share and we will add to the listing,