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Abuse of power in women’s cycling, an all too familiar story: Bridie O’Donnell

This morning on my ride to work, I listened to the interview of Genevieve Jeanson by Ella CyclingTips journalist Anne-Marije Rook. Jeanson’s career as junior cycling star-turned superstar came to an abrupt halt when she was banned for taking the banned substance EPO in 2005. The interview is remarkable, both for the rider’s story and abuse she suffered at the …

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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 dream of being a professional athlete, and for five years I’ve had the privilege to live that dream. This may seem like quite a short career in …

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January 2017 Women’s Product Picks: Voler, Queen of the Mountain, The Offset Hook, Club Ride Apparel and Bontrager

In this edition of Women’s Product Picks, we take a look at kit by Voler and Queen of the Mountain, Club Ride Apparel’s versatile top, Foothill Products’ ingenious way to store wheels, and Bontrager’s hi-vis women’s jacket Click the links below to skip through to a particular review: Voler Prestige Pro Kit Foothill Products The …

Sober January, Dry February: are you giving up booze?

The indulgent holidays are behind us and for many, the new road season is looming. Whether you’re trying to make race weight, detox after the holidays or stick to your clean eating new year’s resolutions, I know many of you are thinking about, or have committed to, decreasing your alcohol intake. Maybe you are even …

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Alison Powers launches amateur racing team with a new approach

Alison Powers, the retired multi-discipline American national champion and cycling coach, has launched a women’s amateur cycling team with a new approach. Simply put, she wants to create a team that teaches bike racing – something that most teams fail to do, she says. “I really wish that more people at the local level actually …

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New year’s resolutions and how to keep them

Riding on new year’s day, I asked the bunch what their new year’s resolutions were. Answers ranged from “I don’t do resolutions” to “my resolution is to stick to my resolutions”. The new year is a funny thing. The clock strikes midnight and a little part in all of us expects a change simply because …

Best of 2016: These women have more guts than Hulk Hogan

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: 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 …

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