Cycling and the continuing emancipation of women

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

Women’s representation in cycling

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