If there are any women cyclists here from the West Mids can I point you in the direction of my local cycling group in Stourbridge called Stourbug [www.stourbug.org.uk]. Around 80% of the members are women between the ages of 30 and 60+. The womens section has it's own groups based on pace, with many of the more mature calling themselves the Tortoise Group. We have Hares too, from the lower age group up to around 50 years, and quite of few of these ride well, on and off road. The club is affiliated to the CTC and has a nice friendly feel to it, and none of the competitiveness of any other cycling club that I know of.