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by Anne-Marije Rook

March 2, 2016

Every week we scan the internet for the interesting stories of women’s cycling that deliver unique insight, inspire or simply make us laugh and round them all up in a weekly news digest.

Meet: Ayesha McGowan, an African American woman who wants to change the face of road cycling

by VeloClub

For Ayesha McGowan, a road cyclist based in San Francisco, her goal goes beyond winning races.
She hopes to be the first African American professional female road cyclist and campaigns for the sport not to be “white” and “elitist”.

In this BBC series, six women from around the world tell the stories of how they came to excel at their sport – the obstacles, challenges, failures and triumphs along the way.