By Ambassador Josie McFall

Since the beginning of the year myself, Dirt Factory and The Gowaan Gals gang have been working to push the progression of Women’s MTB, With the start of the @GowaanGals women only sessions, which take place the last Thursday of every month. Together with Dirt Factory as their Rider Rep, I’m on hand at the sessions to help, advise and coach women to step out of their comfort zone and try something new! With many women attending and getting involved it has been amazing, especially because Dirt Factory is suited to all levels of riders from beginner to seasoned pros!
The most rewarding aspect I have found from these sessions is how many women have created their own friendships groups and are getting out and riding more because they have found new friends who only live round the corner who they didn’t know, and are now out discovering new trails and building their confidence and helping each other out.
Exciting times ahead when lockdown is lifted and more women can get involved and meet new friends. 
Thanks to Dirt Factory for the photos.