Queen of the Mountains is a womens performance cycling apparel company, who also aim to build a womens cycling community to inspire and motivate other women to ride.Alicia Bamford, the owner of Queen of the Mountains, feels the Imperial Winter Series fits this ethos well, as it targets the development of grass-roots womens racing.There may be nearly 8,000 kms between us but our aims are remarkably similar!This year Ryders will be awarding a new pair of either Strider, Seventh or Invert models to any rider moving up a category in the series.
This year our Combativity award is sponsored by La Ferme des Blugues (
LMNH has been a long time advocates of womens cycling and are supporting the races this year with prime prizes for the 2nd/3rd races and a combativity award in each of the 4th cat races. Patrick says 'having raced in the Winter Series in previous years it is really nice that we are able to give something back'. Located at the bottom of Mont Ventoux La ferme des Blugues is ideally placed for miles of amazing riding both on Ventoux and around the stunning Provence landscape.
La Ferme des Blugues has been set up for cyclists by cyclists with great facilities to ensure you have the best time on and off the bike.
Nicole has been involved with the Imperial Winter Series for many years, racing in both the mens and womens races, and though her team Les Filles RT who assist at the races.
She is keen to put something back into the series, as well as encouraging racers to look after their bodies and injuries!