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Best of 2016: The 18 things all female cyclists know to be true

It’s the time of the year when everyone is heading off for the holidays, spending time with family and taking advantage of the opportunity to explore some new locations on the bike. It’s also a great time to unwind by catching up on your reading, so we are revisiting some of our best articles of …

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Best of 2016: Loren Rowney on depression: ‘Maybe if I talk about it, other people will too’

It’s the time of the year when everyone is heading off for the holidays, spending time with family and taking advantage of the opportunity to explore some new locations on the bike. It’s also a great time to unwind by catching up on your reading, so we’ve decided to finish 2016 by revisiting some of …

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How to get away with riding your bike on Christmas Day

Everyone knows it’s harder to excuse yourself on Christmas day for a ride with all the responsibilities, but sometimes its the time when you really NEED to leave to take a ride. Perhaps its the overbearing family, the mother-in-law who hates you, that great-auntie who pinches your cheeks even though you’re a grown woman and the uncle who …

Ten products I loved in 2016: Anne-Marije Rook

The greatest testament any editor of a cycling publication can give to a piece of gear is what he or she uses themselves. Call this a gift guide if you like, but think of it more as insight into what the individual editors at CyclingTips value in terms of equipment and clothing for their own …

The psychology of stepping up a race level

We all know that starting out racing can be nerve-racking. New racers describe feelings from uneasiness to intense anxiety that makes them want to throw up and ride away from the start line instead of toward it. With a race or two under the belt it gets easier and you almost feel calm on the …

Holiday reads: women’s cycling books to enjoy by the fire or on the beach

I love a good book but I can never find time to read, and the pile of books on my nightstand continues to grow. I’m halfway through at least half a dozen books and if it weren’t for audiobooks, I doubt I would have finished any books at all. So one of things I look …

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Winter riding tips I learned from racing in sub-zero conditions

  Last week we got our first snow of the season here in the Pacific Northwest. As the puffy flakes came down from the sky that evening, I was overcome with that kid-like joy and set my alarm extra early so I could make the most of that untouched snow and those traffic-free roads. And sure enough, …

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For female cyclists, street harassment is a real concern

We have all been there. We’re riding along the road and a car passes just a little too close, honking obnoxiously or hurling insults. “Get off the road you, insert choice word here!” In the US, 65 percent of women reportedly have experienced street harassment in one form or another. In Australia, that number is …

Keeping your cool in the heat: Tips from a desert rider

It is that time of the year when the temperature is all about extremes. Depending on which hemisphere you are in it’s either heading into the heat of summer or toward the depths of winter. Some of us are looking for extra gloves  for warmth and rain jackets while others are tipping bottles of water over their …

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No more podium girls at Tour Down Under

When the men’s UCI WorldTour kicks off in Australia in January, there’s one thing we won’t see: race winners flanked by podium girls. In the interest of creating a more positive image of women in sport, the South Australian Government withdrew its support of the use of podium girls at the Santos Tour Down Under, …

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