Meet Lynne Armstrong - the original Air Maiden

May 31, 2016

We were really excited to meet up with Air Maiden Founder, Lynne Armstrong, at Tweedlove.  Air Maiden was launched eight years ago and helps women take their riding to the next level. We’re going to be working closely with Lynne this year – so watch this space. We asked her to share a review of her latest event at Glentress ...

It didn’t matter if Maidens wanted to learn the basics of jumping, berms, skinnies and drop offs or if they wanted to progress their more advanced freeride style, this event was a chance to get tips from the best and be inspired by other women riders.After a four-year hiatus, I was really excited to bring Air Maiden back at Glentress Freeride Park on May 14 & 15.  More than 50 women travelled from around the UK to take part in women-specific freeride clinics lead by my fab coaches; Helen Gaskell, Jess Stone, Joey Gough and Tara Glencross.

Air Maiden ladies back in Glentress

This year saw riders inspired to push themselves harder than ever before, so inevitably there were a couple of crashes (heal fast Mirren and Rebecca). But by the end of day one, everyone was buzzing, if a little exhausted, and keen to put their newly acquired skills to the test the next day.

Saturday ended with a pump track challenge where riders chased each other down in a cat and mouse-style pump-off. Perth’s Liz Law claimed a well-deserved victory in what was her first time on such a track.

Day two brought more sunshine and a morning of coaching clinics before the focus turned to the Air Maiden jump - which for many was the moment they had been waiting for as it represents a rare chance to overcome the jitters and go big on a purpose-built jump.

The coaches turned judges and scored the ladies on amplitude, style, fluidity, flow and body position. They were impressed by range of shapes and limb removal from the bikes as the women pushed their limits. The coaches were even inspired to provide a quick demonstration of their own skills on the course.

As the scores were counted, the Jump Jam kicked off on the main Air Maiden jump. More women than ever before overcame their nerves to hit the infamous wooden kicker - with some impressive air seen beneath those tyres!  The level of improvement across the board was astounding - a few who started the weekend as beginner jumpers ended the weekend by hitting the fearsome Air Maiden jump.

Seeing our riders improving, having fun, supporting each other and achieving more than they think they can is what really inspires me.  Be bold ladies!  To find out more about Air Maiden visit www.airmaiden.com



Size Guide

Women's Tops

UK USA Bust Hip Length (front)
8 4 87-90cm 96-99cm 53cm
10 6 91-94cm 100-103cm 54.5cm
12 8 95-98cm 104-107cm 56cm
14 10 99-102cm 108-111cm 57.5cm
16 12 103-106cm 112-115cm 59cm
18 14 107-112cm 116-121cm 61.5cm
20 16 113-119cm 122-128cm 65cm
 

Women's Shorts

UK USA Waist Hip Length (inside)
6 2 70-73cm 84-88cm 34cm
8 4 74-77cm 89-93cm 35cm
10 6 78-81cm 94-98cm 36cm
12 8 82-85cm 99-103cm 37cm
14 10 86-89cm 104-108cm 38cm
16 12 90-93cm 109-115cm 39cm
18 14 94-97cm 116-122cm 40cm
20 16 98-101cm 123-129cm 41cm
 

Men's Tops

Chest Length (front)
X-Small 87-91cm 55cm
Small 92-95cm 56.5cm
Medium 96-99cm 58cm
Large 100-109cm 59.5cm
X-Large 110-119cm 61cm
XX-Large 120-127cm 64.5cm
XXX-Large 128-135cm 66cm


Men's Shorts

 Waist Hip Length (outside)
28" 69-73cm 84-88cm 60.5cm
30" 74-78cm 89-93cm 61.5cm
32" 79-83cm 94-98cm 63.5cm
34" 84-88cm 99-103cm 64.5cm
36" 89-93cm 104-108cm 65.5cm
38" 94-98cm 109-113cm 66.5cm
40" 99-103cm 114-118cm 67.5cm

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