How to create a women’s club/team: step by step guide

Here’s the journey that went into creating what became 1904rt in 2019, and then a women’s team with 11 riders in 2020. Step-by-step recipe below for anyone interested in setting up a group of racing women in their area.  I’ll begin by pointing out that the decision to have a go at creating a women’sContinue reading “How to create a women’s club/team: step by step guide”

Why big thighs shouldn’t stop you cycling (and other responses to reasons women don’t ride)

Stats published early this year showed that of the people in England who cycled once a week, 27% were women. Of British Cycling members, 15% were female, and when we start talking about racing, the numbers are even smaller – we are in the minority. British Cycling have put a huge amount of effort into swinging theseContinue reading “Why big thighs shouldn’t stop you cycling (and other responses to reasons women don’t ride)”

Saddled with Pink? – A response.

Online magazine, Total Women’s Cycling, recently asked for responses to this Guardian article – Saddling Women With Pink. In short – you can sense the gist of the article from the headline and sub: Why must cycling companies saddle women with pink? Endless frills and florals may encourage women to be less assertive riders. It’sContinue reading “Saddled with Pink? – A response.”

Snowballing Womens Cycling

Right now it’s snowy outside. But the snowball I’m talking about is more figurative. I never really thought there was much going on in womens cycling – but now I’ve got my ears open and my eyes wide – it seems to me there is opportunity everywhere I look. Before Christmas, I and a couple of intrepidContinue reading “Snowballing Womens Cycling”