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 over the course of the winter 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 we 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 chosen 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.
How you can support the project
A big goal of the team is to create a community around the training and racing that helps to facilitate women into E-racing and bike racing in general.
Here are just a few ways you can get involved:
- Follow the team and our riders on the team’s dedicated social channels and help to spread the word;
- Join us! We are supporting six riders but there’s no reason you can’t join the RIAK team as an unsupported rider. Details on how to join the team can be found in the ‘Community’ section below;
- Race against us! We don’t care as long as it gets female riders racing and we want as much competition as possible, so bring it on;
- Emulate us – check out the ‘Our Support For You’ section below where you can find a FREE 12-week E-racing plan and a whole bunch of training resources to help you build the confidence and fitness to try your first E-race.