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Things I don’t miss about professional cycling…and then again, I do

The title is probably going to throw people a bit, and some of you might think I’m going to go on a rant about women’s cycling –the poor ...

Rivalries in women's cycling: the good, the bad and the ugly

Rivalry in sport is an interesting topic, and I’ve seen both the positives and negatives of this word “rivalry”.  I think if we look at s...

Four things you can do to generate more women’s cycling coverage

Too often I hear and see the same thing on social media, “when will we be able to watch women’s cycling live?”. It’s the same old story y...

On the other side: Why I decided to continue working in women's cycling, and how we can make a difference

The simple reason I have stayed in the sport is that I love it. I don’t really want to be involved in anything else at this point in my l...

Loren Rowney, expert fan girl, foreshadows the road season ahead

Now that I have officially retired from professional cycling, for the first time in a long time, I get to sit back and take on the role o...

Loren Rowney announces her retirement and the beginning of a new chapter

For the longest time now, I’ve tried to imagine what I would be doing if I weren't racing my bike. I’ve spent a good 10 years chasing the...

Loren Rowney on depression: 'Maybe if I talk about it, other people will too'

For once I am not going to be the procrastinator I always am. The person that is always thinking, saying, and swearing they will do thing...

Doing what it takes to make it: Loren Rowney introduces Hazel Magill

Last week, I visited South Africa, my homeland, where my parents spent the majority of their life, and a place that all their family and ...

Tips to dating a female competitive cyclist from his and her perspective

As always, my blogs tend be quite honest, and written from my own personal experiences. This blog, however, is collective, from all the o...

The off season is calling but first we gotta “work work work work” for those stripes

As the season begins to draw to a close, I find that I’m reaching some of the hardest weeks of the year. I can almost smell the hamburger...

Roommate Rules 2.0

Last year’s “roommate rules” blog struck a chord with pro athletes, uni students, apartment dwellers, travellers and people living in clo...

Endless baguettes, blanketless beds and bedbugs: Tips on surviving the French tours

That part of the season is upon us…the beginning of the French tours. Yep, the Tour de France isn’t the only tour happening in France! Th...

'Time to suck it up, Princess': Loren Rowney on dealing with post-tour depression and disappointment

Post Tour Depression. It’s a thing, at least for me. When you’ve been on the road for a while, you become this walking, talking robot, re...

The Olympic Dream that may never come true

I had a sobering moment yesterday that I may never realise my Olympic Dream. I know I'm not alone on this one. The Olympic buzz is everyw...

Emotion into execution: my path to resilience

I’m sitting here trying to study for Uni, not getting far, because all I can think about right now is how much I want to be racing instea...

Life inside Wanda, the Orica-AIS camper

I always used to wonder what went on inside those big, shiny, team buses with the blackened out windows. Where the riders are tucked away...

Loren Rowney and Gracie Elvin's #CrepeMonday inauguration

Since about 2012, I have had an ongoing battle with my friend and fellow “Dutchie” (Yes, I hold a Dutch passport), Lauren Kitchen, about ...

Ella Eats: Loren Rowney's favourite pre, during and post-ride recipes

The thing I most look forward to in the day is breakfast. I’m thinking about breakfast when I go to bed at night. I just live for it! My ...

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 base...

Life after trying to become pro: the same path but two different journeys

My path to becoming a professional cyclist has been the most exciting and rewarding journey of my life thus far. The people I’ve met, the...

The struggle is real: five tips to get back into shape

In my previous blog I spoke about the joys of the off-season. Swapping the protein shake for a beer, and the bike for a kayak. Well, that...