Women Only Cycling Masterclass


Women Only Cycling Masterclass Training Session


This session is organised by HowGoodCouldIBe

The six hour coached masterclass includes group riding skills, confidence building exercises and simulated races. All designed to help female riders become more confident and ready to take on the blossoming British women’s racing scene.

The session is suitable for any female riders that are intending to road /circuit race in the coming year

The course will be instructed by Leda Cox and Katie Colclough

The coaching will cater for a wide range of experience and abilities from beginner racer that has ridden the odd sportive or challenge ride, up to experienced national and international road racers.  This range is actually ideal for all due to the nature of UK women’s road racing which almost always has that range in every race.

There is always more for everyone to learn so why not learn from the girls who’ve been there and done it, having started from very much the grass roots.

Rest assured it will be as much fun as it is informative and useful.

We take our coaching and racing seriously but don’t worry; we don’t take ourselves too seriously!

Leda Cox was ranked the number one british rider. She turned pro in 2003 and she spent most of her career abroad racing for Dutch, Belgian, French, Italian and American teams. In an 8 year career which was cut short by a crash which forced her early retirement she went on to achieve:

  • 30 Wins including two stage races
  • 3 National Medals
  • British Number one ranked rider
  • 24 Great Britain Team Caps
  • Coupe De France Winner
  • Tour of Tucson Winner

She is also a massively experienced coach and mentor to many riders. Leda has recently started a 3 year degree course in  Physiotherapy at the St Georges, University of London.

Katie Colclough is a former pro cyclist, World Elite TTT Champion and National Junior Champion


Event Name Women Only Cycling Masterclass Training Session. 12:30pm to 18:30pm
Event Venue Redbridge Cycle Centre, Forest Hill, Ilford, Greater London, IG6 3HP
Track Profile We will have exclusive use of the lower circuit of the track. That track is approximately 1km
Organised By
The session is organised by HowGoodCouldIBe. This is not an ATW event. ATW are only handling the online entries for this event.
Coaches Former Elite Cyclists - Leda Cox and Katie Colclough
Contact leda@howgoodcouldibe.com


The road circuit which has been designed and built specifically for bike racing, training and casual use away from the problems of traffic on public roads.

The circuit which you will be using is approximately 1 km in distance.

How is the afternoon structured?

12:30 –         Riders arrive.
12:40 -12:50  Introductions and explanation of the afternoon’s goals.
12:50-13:20   The critical components of bike set up/fitting for road racing.
13:30-14:45   Group riding master class. How to make the most of the peloton and make it work for you. This will include:

    • Learning to get comfortable in a tight bunch
    • Feeding on the go
    • When to ‘work’ and when not to ‘work’
    • How to ride in the wind and make others work harder than you
    • Finding the bunch ‘sweetspot’

14:45-14:55   Break
14:55 - 16.15

    • The art of super fast cornering

16:20-17.50   Road race tactics master class.

As a complete group riders will get to try a wide range of tactics and approaches to road racing including

    • Perfectly timed attacks
    • Counter attacking
    • Break away riding
    • Chasing riders down
    • Working as a team
    • Communication, bluffing, blocking ‘hanging in’ and so much more (fun!).

18.00-18.30 - A question and answers session with Leda and Katie covering all aspects of their racing careers from grass roots beginnings to World beating performances. 



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Other Event Information

Redbridge Cycling Centre

Redbridge Cycling Centre is a facility for cyclists of all abilities, from families to competitive riders. The Centre has purpose built road & off road tracks.

Bike Security

There is bike parking outside the Centre

Parking and Transport

Ample car parking will be available

Changing & Toilets

Within the facility there are male and female toilets, six changing rooms, lockers and showers




You understand that this is not an ATW event. ATW are only handling the online entries for this event.

By booking onto this event you agree to complete a disclaimer form on the day of the event.

You agree that if you need to withdraw from this event then HowGoodCouldIBe will refund 50% of the entry fee if no later than 6 weeks prior to the event date. A full refund, less admin fees, is available if a refund is requested within 28 days of purchase.
In the event of any of the coaches not being able to attend HowGoodCouldIBe will endeavour to find a suitable replacement but can not guarantee this. The sessions listed are a guide-line only and progress through the session plan will depend on the ability of the group. The coaches are free to alter the sessions as they see fit for the benefit of the group.


Location: Redbridge Cycling Centre, Forest Road, Ilford, Greater London, IG6 3HP