Celebrating International Women’s Day with women’s voices and women’s stories

We are honoured to be part of a wonderful community that celebrates women on bikes, and we love sharing the incredible stories and inspiring voices behind the sport, lifestyle and industry of cycling. In celebration of International Women’s Day, I wanted to share with you some of our favourite and best read Ella interviews and […]


Canyon//SRAM reveals striking new bikes and kit

Canyon//SRAM Racing launched in November to take the lead in the inaugural UCI Women’s WorldTour. Bringing together the best riders to compete with some of the best equipment available, the team is now proud to reveal a bold and dynamic design to match its high ambitions. The team will be using Canyon Ultimate WMN CF […]


New Canyon-SRAM team announces roster and sponsors

The new UCI WorldTour team Canyon-SRAM was officially launched in London today. Made up of many of the same staff and riders as the highly successful but disbanded Velocio-SRAM team, there had been much speculation about what the new team would look like and who would be on its roster. All rumours were put to […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Chtioui takes stage four of the Tour of Taihu Lake; Knaven wants Thomas to go all out for 2016 Tour de France; Hushovd chasing sponsors for future WorldTour team, wants Boasson Hagen on board; Dutch Cycling Federation KNWU at loggerheads with ASO over Tour de France money; […]


“The bike is everything”

“I’m not your typical cyclist,” Kelly Krause states, sun-kissed and wind burned after completing a 104-kilometre ride in the Texas sun. With sunglass tan lines forming on her face and clad from head to toe in Rapha, the 33-year-old SXSW publicist could have fooled me. But just a short few years ago she wouldn’t have […]


Women’s cycling kits tested and reviewed – Part 1

This is part one of two. Read part two –featuring dhb, Pearl Izumi, Ten Speed Hero and Machines for Freedom– here. The sun’s out in the Northern Hemisphere, which means it’s time to break out the hottest kits and work on those hard-earned tan lines. I had the pleasure of testing some of the best […]


Ella Picks

Mondays mean Ella Picks here at Ella CyclingTips. We’ve rounded up links to the content we’ve came across over the last week that we thought all of you might like to read. Stumble across something we miss? Feel free to let us know in the comment section. The Cyclist’s Guide to Crashing with Friends Loren […]

Beyond pink it and shrink it: Layers of change in diverse Asia-Pacific (Part 2)

The women’s market for cycling products is going through a period of evolution. The commercial opportunity posed by such an underdeveloped market sector is causing companies to invest time and resources into providing female cyclists with the products they want and need. In part one of our three-part series on the women’s market we looked […]


Commuting essentials: the cute, the quirky and the functional

When Verita Stewart signed onto Ella, she probably didn’t know she was would become our in-house fashion and accessory expert. Her first piece on her favourite women’s cycling kit generated lots of chatter, so she followed up with a piece on socks. Everyone has an opinion on socks, and we loved that so many of […]


Socks: Tips and top picks

Last week I introduced my top ten picks for women’s cycling kit. I have to admit that I was fairly thrilled that you took to the comment section and social media to challenge my choices – and introduce me to a few new-to-me brands. It’s clear that everyone has their own opinion on kit, and […]