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How a father and son duo are turning a passion project into Women's WorldTour potential

Three years ago, printing business owners Bob and Tom Varney got hooked on women’s cycling after a successful season as sponsors of the B...

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...

A day in the life of pro cyclist Loren Rowney: Moto pacing, studying and Ronda Rousey

Last week, Aussie pro cyclist Carlee Taylor (Liv-Plantur) agreed to be the first in our "Day in the Life of..." Twitter takeover series, ...

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 Picks: How to win the Spring Classics; a bike justice vigilante; Women's WorldTour and more

Every week we scan the internet for the interesting stories of women’s cycling that deliver unique insight, inspire or simply make us lau...

Celebrating International Women's Day with women's voices and women's stories

We are honoured to be part of a wonderful community that celebrates women on bikes, and we love sharing the incredible stories and inspir...