The success of our elite level women cyclists at world and Olympic level is well known but attempts to get more women to cycle either on a leisure or commuting basis is still proving to be a difficult aim.
Those folks at Rapha are looking to promote women’s cycling and encourage women riders to take their riding to the next level with their Rapha Women’s 100 initiative.
We mentioned in August that the Breeze network of British Cycling was putting on a day of action called Breeze in the Park to celebrate the success and rise of women in cycling sport as well encourage more cycling participation among women.
The Olympics were a success story for British Athletes, none more so than our women in the cycling. Emerging from the track shadows of Victoria Pendelton are the likes of Laura Trott, Dani King and Joanna Rowsell, while on the road, GB can boast some of the best known female cyclists in the professional ranks with Emma Pooley, Nicole Cook and Lizzie Armitstead.
As you may or not be aware, Go Sky Ride has announced its 2012 event schedule. This year’s schedule does not include a flagship London event due to the Olympics but many other big cities make a welcome return after the 2011 rides.
The two women-only Cycletta cycling rides last year were undoubtedly successful in raising women’s participation in organised rides as well encouraging more ladies to get on their bike more often.
Today we have a guest blog from Hayes Thompson. Hayes is copywriter based in London, who has been cycling, motorcycling and driving on its roads for over 20 years. In the blog, Hayes wonders if his experiences and the statistics might mean that female cyclists and pedestrians need to pay more attention to road safety.
Not sure what to wear out on the bike? Don’t fancy lycra? We investigate the options available in the women’s cycle clothing market.
The two Women only Cycletta events that take place in the autumn have confirmed their routes after road closures were agreed with the police forces that cover the rides.
In its continuing efforts to try and get more women cycling, the sport’s governing body, British Cycling, has launched the Breeze network of free, local and flexible bike rides just for women.