I have been writing about bikes for some time now, and have built up quite a following on here, my other site, and on Twitter. It has been difficult sometimes to know where to place my efforts to entertain the most people, as some has fitted one site better than others but could have been … Continue reading News
Aunt Gerty to her dearest friends (and her many lovers) was what was termed a 'difficult women'. Taking inspiration from Alice Hawkins, she adopted the wearing of trousers on her bicycle, thus causing consternation and outrage even before she spoke a word, and she spoke a lot of words. Alice, her inspiration, was a suffragette. … Continue reading Cycling and the continuing emancipation of women
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The Women's World Tour is back in action with the 2020 Strade Bianche, won by Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott). Did you see it on the TV? No, me neither. It wasn't that I didn't want to see it, but that I could find it on any of the several hundred channels I have of digital … Continue reading Women’s Racing – why is it so hard to watch?
Councils all over the UK are facing up to the prospect of increasing pedestrian and cycling provision, but with different degrees of success. The UK Government has offered millions to help achieve this, but many councils seem to be very slow in putting any real infrastructure plans into action. With the prospect of changing from a car dominated … Continue reading Growing support for a people first economic recovery
Today marks the start of the 2020 Women's Festival of Cycling. With Covid-19 measures, it is probabaly not going to be much like the organisers had originally intentions and a lot of events, which were of course group events, cannot be held for obvious reasons. One of the highlights of the Festival is that each … Continue reading Women’s Festival of Cycling 2020
Sustrans National Cycle Network route 76 is 211.2miles long and runs from Berwick-upon-Tweed to Kirkcaldy, via Falkirk and Stirling, and runs alongside both sides of the Forth Estuary. The Two Bridges is an unofficial route that starts in Edinburgh, takes you over the Forth Road Bridge, alongside the Forth to Kincardine and across the Kincardine … Continue reading Two Bridges – an Edinburgh 50 miler on National Cycle Network route 76
I have nothing against attractive young women on podiums, hopefully earning a decent living from what will be a short lived career. So long as the women involved are not being exploited, and are there of their own free will and career choices, and they are adequately and fairly represented in wage negotiations. I do however … Continue reading Women’s representation in cycling
I don't really see myself as a cyclist. I am just a woman who rides a bicycle, or at least that is how this all started. The average speed of a car in Edinburgh in 7.6mph, and the average speed I get on my Brompton, in the city, is somewhere around 9.5mph, just above 10mph … Continue reading Just a woman on a bicycle?
My late father was a cyclist all his life, going up the hill to work in the morning, down the hill at lunchtime, back up for the afternoon shift, and down again for tea. He liked hills, which was useful, given we lived quite a way down one from where he worked. At the weekends … Continue reading Joining the cycling revolution