Follow our riders as they demonstrate in emphatic fashion that E-racing is for all!
The primary mission of the RIAK E-racing team is to develop an avenue to encourage female riders into racing via a route that is devoid of ego, jargon and arbitrary barriers to entry.
E-racing is incredibly accessible for many reasons but primarily because it is so easy to give it a go. Simply get your trainer set up, sign up to a race and off you go! It can be that simple and if it doesn’t go well, there’s no 2-hour drive home and no risk of crashes. You can simply hop off the bike and think no more about it!
We decided to embark on this project because during COVID we were keen for some of our cyclists and triathletes to try E-racing in order to improve their anaerobic power. However, we soon discovered that there was a real dearth of women’s races and a distinct lack of competition in the few races there were. This annoyed us because there was no issue getting our male athletes racing. So we decided to try and do something about it!
How RIAK are supporting the team
We are providing full coaching support to six carefully chosen riders as they build towards and compete in the winter E-racing season. We have chose riders whose backgrounds and experience levels we hope will demonstrate that it doesn’t matter who you are or how confident you are, you can have fun and enjoy competition at any level.
Whilst we only have the coaching capacity to support 6 riders full time, anyone can join the team and get racing with our supported riders. To help, you will see below we have made a cracking 12-week E-racing plan available for free to support any female rider who would like to join us on the startline.