Loren Rowney

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 year after year, and sometimes, just sometimes, when the right voices pipe up, someone listens. A few weeks ago, Belgium superstar Jolien D’Hoore tweeted ‘We ride the same …

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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 life. Whilst I no longer want to compete at a high level, it doesn’t mean I don’t want to still be around all the amazing people …

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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 of fan girl. With plans to be in Belgium over the spring, you’ll catch me on the sidelines of Flanders, beer in hand, waving a flag most likely. …

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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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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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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 closest friends still call home. The visit was humbling and it gave me a little wake-up call, a change of perspective. The most moving experience I’ve ever had with an animal. . …

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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 other female cyclists I hang out with and talk to. This may not apply to every woman, I’m sure there are some women who do froth over Strava KOMs and being half …

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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 & bravas, and taste the cider on my lips. The off season is calling, a mere few weeks away, but I need to stay focused and motivated …

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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 close proximity all around the globe so I thought I would re-visit this topic and add a few more “tips/insights” into ways we can all get along a bit better when living in close quarters. …

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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! There’s La route de France, Trophee d’Or and the infamous Tour of Ardeche which will include Mont Ventoux. And so whilst the Olympians are off frolicking in Rio, the racing …

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