As an owner of a cycling company that promotes “women in cycling” it was a natural to explore a variety women’s specific cycling brands. I was drawn to Terry right away because of Georgena Terry and her impact on women and cycling. I thought she was such an inspiration to women and cyclists in general.
When I meet with a potential Terry dealer the first thing I talk about is the Terry Saddle demo program and the wide variety of size options in clothing. No other brand offers so many sizing options for women than Terry. Saddles, sizing and their “ride it and love it” guarantee program make it an easy sell.
Pedal Pushers Diva Day clinics are geared towards female cycling enthusiasts looking to gain confidence and efficiency on the bike. Many of the women are intimated by the sport and come to us to meet other female cyclists and learn new skills. The first thing we tell the women is the importance of being comfortable on the bike. A proper bike-fit and saddle can make a huge difference. If they are experiencing discomfort they will not stick with the sport.
Many women want to know how I got into cycling. My father used to take me down to the Beaches in Toronto on weekends from the age of 10. A Dairy Queen ice cream was part of the incentive so I was hooked quickly. I took up mtb biking in my early twenties and started racing when I moved out West. I took up road biking in my early thirties as part of my mtn bike training. I love both sports equally and am passionate about showcasing them to as many women as possible.
Noelle Wansbrough (owner of Pedal Pushers and also a Terry Sales Rep in Canada) has over 20 years experience in competitive cycling and bike touring. She’s a trained PowerWatts coach and runs the Colllingwood PowerWatts Studio. Achievements include podium finishes at the Canadian National Championships, Centurion Canada, Canada Cup , Ontario Cup and B.C. Cup Mountain bike races. Noelle has been named Centurion Canada’s and Move Canada’s “Inspirational Coach” for 2013 and is is dedicated to promoting cycling and fitness for all levels of riders on and off road. Her company, Pedal Pushers, offers personalized road and mountain bike clinics, coaching services and tours to all levels of cyclists who are looking not only to improve their bike handling skills, but explore new and exciting terrain on and off road. Pedal Pushers coaches are NCCP trained and have years of racing experience at the elite and masters level. Pedal Pushers women’s cycling clinics provide a premier training experience designed specifically for female cyclists. Collingwood, Ontario and The Blue Mountains is a cycling mecca for mountain bike and road riders and offers a variety of terrain for all levels of riders. Pedal Pushers will tailor your day according to the skill level of the group, focusing on a variety of bike handling drills such as cornering, climbing, descending, gear selection, pack riding and more. Impromptu mini drills will be included on route as well as snacks, van support and an apres spa option.