women’s cycling

The journey, not the destination: Loren Rowney on her start in sports and missing the big Australian Summer races

I have been a cyclist now for essentially half of my life. It first started back in 2002 when I was a scrappy, gangly young teenager based on the Gold Coast, and one of the only girls racing. My very first race was a club race in E grade against all the ‘old codgers’ as […]


Golden Oldie: A ride through history with Australian cycling legend Iris Dixon

At a windy, outdoor velodrome in the northern Melbourne working class suburb of Reservoir, a group of cyclists meet three mornings a week to cut some laps on the 410-meter almost flat circular track. They call themselves the ‘Golden Oldies,’ sharing their retirement mornings riding road bikes at a steady pace, followed by a cup […]


Ella Picks: a new world record, muddy finale to the UCI CX World Cup, para world champ announces retirement following concussion, and more

Every week we scan the internet for interesting, funny, touching and/or inspiring stories related to women’s cycling and round them all up in a weekly news digest. In this week’s edition, we catch up on race news from the road and cyclocross worlds, introduce you to a new women’s sports media platform, and talk about […]


Ella Picks: technology to ease biking for transportation; Kung Fu Nuns on bikes, race coverage from Tour Down Under, and more

We’ve got a lot of racing to catch up on with the Santos Women’s Tour ongoing in Australia and UCI world cup events for both track and cyclocross happening over the weekend. Additionally, we catch up on technological innovations that might make cycling for transportation even easier in the near future; and introduce you to the bike-pedaling […]

Meet Jeanine Laudy, Ella’s new race reporter

I’m thrilled to introduce all of you to Jeanine Laudy, Ella’s new race reporter. An elite cyclist herself, Jeanine also has an impressive background in cycling journalism. She comes to us from Feminin Magazine, a women’s cycling magazine, where she served as editor in chief. In addition to Feminin, Jeanine has been freelancing as a […]


Ella Picks: gender equality in professional cycling, new national champs crowned, Australian summer of racing is heating up, new UCI teams and more

It’s been a few weeks since the last Ella Picks but now that the festive season has come to an end, it’s back. It’s been a few busy weeks with battles for national titles (in cyclocross and road racing) taking place across the globe. Meanwhile, everyone is prepping for the 2016 road season and we’re […]


Women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race race secures 1.2 UCI status, bolsters Australia’s summer of racing

The women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race has secured a UCI classification of 1.2, becoming the second Australian women’s race to obtain a ranking for 2016, which is bound to bolster the appeal of the nation’s summer season of racing for riders and fans alike. Deakin University has also  come on board as a sponsor […]

Gift ideas for women who ride

Just nine days till Christmas! Did you get your shopping done? Looking for the perfect gift for the bike-loving people in your life (or for yourself)? We’ve got you covered! We asked our Ella editors and contributors what’s on their lists or to share some of their favourite items to give. Big upgrades: | Related: Your first upgrades: […]


Ella Picks: winter riding tips; Baseball legend to support junior cyclists; transgender athlete barred from men’s race; and more

In this week’s internet roundup, we applaud Barry Bonds for providing a scholarship for junior female cyclists. We also want you to get to know 20-time Italian national champion, Eva Lechner.  And, as always, we catch up on the latest race and sponsor news and team signings. So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy! Let’s talk: […]


Ella Picks: cycling on the rise among UAE women; UCI changes stance of saddle tilt; race news from track cycling world cup and cyclocross; and more

In this week’s internet roundup, we applaud the uptake of cycling among women in the UAE and the efforts of the Urban-Ultra Women’s Cycle League. We take a look at the UCI’s new rules regarding saddle tilt and length, and learn about tapering. And, as always, we catch up on the latest race news from the […]