Certified women-friendly: Strongher launches new program to promote women-friendly bike shops

Strongher, an initiative led but some of the biggest names in the pro women’s peloton, today announced a new program to inspect and certify bike shop based on their women-friendliness. Shops that meet the set women-friendly guidelines will be awarded the “Strongher Stamp” and be promoted through the Strongher website and by its ambassadors. “Bike shops […]


Change it up: leave the road bike at home and head for the trails

Want to inject a bit more fun and excitement back into cycling after a hard training block on the road? Perhaps you are looking for a way of introducing your traffic-phobic friends or children to your love of bikes or maybe you just want to boost your bike handling skills? Straying to the dirt could […]


Building better bike shops to grow women’s cycling

I love some of my local bike shops, from the slick neatly arranged ones with coffee bars and regular women’s rides to the one where you have to weave through chaotically arranged bikes to get in but are greeted with some interesting new tale every time. They are friendly and feel welcoming and I love […]


Must-carry items for the daily bike commuter

It’s early on a weekday morning and I’m looking out the window gauging the weather. I zip up my jacket, roll up my pant legs, slip on some gloves and close my helmet strap — the routine of bicycle commuter. I have been bike commuting for most of my life, ever since I was six […]


Pregnant pedaling

Stroller strides, prenatal yoga, mama dance, swimming groups – there are plenty of fitness classes and groups aimed at keeping women active during pregnancy. But when a woman decides to hop on her bike, it raises some eyebrows. But it really shouldn’t, nowadays obstetricians are actually encouraging cycling as a great way to stay fit, […]


Inside Line: Loren Rowney’s Redlands Bicycle Classic

The Redlands Bicycle Classic is the longest continuous running stage race in American cycling. Since its inception in 1985, the Californian race has crafted an honour board that boasts names like Jonathan Vaughters, Chris Horner and Phil Gaimon. The 2014 edition of the race finished on Sunday after five stages of racing for elite men […]


Inside Line: Gracie Elvin’s Tour of Flanders

Yesterday’s Tour of Flanders was the third round of the nine-round UCI Women’s World Cup and one of the most prestigious one-day races on the women’s calendar. Raced at the same time as the men’s event, the women’s Tour of Flanders was contested over 140km with eight climbs and plenty of cobbled roads to contend […]