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
I have to confess I like Giro shoes because they suit my low volume but quite long feet very well, and like all shoe reviews I can only tell you how they work on my particular feet. You'll know yourself that no two feet are alike, even your own two, and so all shoe reviews … Continue reading Giro Solara II Women’s Road Shoe – review
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?
If only all cycle paths could be like this... That was my primary thought during my ride out from Alloa to Stirling on Saturday morning. I had arrived at the campsite late Friday afternoon, after an agitating day in the office at the computer. It was raining very slightly and a bit windy, and the … Continue reading Cycling in Clackmannanshire
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
In spite of the best attempts of cycling manufacturers there is no one size or even more accurately four sizes, fits all*. Manufacturers size their bikes and even their individual models differently. For example, I find Liv bikes don't work for me but they suit many other women. I have always, with one exception, found … Continue reading DIY bike fit
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?