Cycling during pregnancy – an individual choice

A couple of my cycling buddies have recently told me of their pregnancies so I thought it would be a good topic to cover on Women Who Cycle. In fact, one of them told me while we were riding along on a regular weekend ride. This is not a topic that I’m an expert on, because I have not completed any formal training in healthcare or fitness, and I’ve never been pregnant, but I’ve done some research and compiled some expert opinion from others. The most important thing to note is that every women is different and so everyone needs to

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Why you should ride to work – and how to get started

I subscribe to a great daily e-newsletter called Women’s Agenda which has great articles about women in business. Usually it’s stuff like how women juggle their busy lives, how female leaders differ from men, and so on. A month or so ago I came across a great article by devoted commuter Annabel Hodges about commuting to work on a bike and asked permission to replublish it here. So here’s Annabel’s thoughts on the subject… I’ve been a bona fide pedal pusher for the better part of a decade now, across different cities and countries, and I now couldn’t imagine ever

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Other great websites for women cyclists

This week I thought I’d share a few other women’s websites and blogs that I visit regularly for inspiration and information about women’s cycling. I’ve even been known to republish some of their material, with permission of course. This is a fairly short list and I’m sure there are loads of other great ones. Please let me know via the comments if there are other sites you’ve come across. Total Women’s Cycling This is a relatively new women’s online magazine that is UK-based and launched early in 2013. It’s really hit the ground running and regularly publishes great tips, product

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How to determine your optimal weight?

Ever since I started riding four and a half years ago my weight has been very stable but I also know that if I lost a few kilos I would be faster and go up hills better. So I read with interest an article from one of my favourite women’s online cycling magazines Women’s Cycling.ca and the editor Laurel-Lea kindly agreed that I could reproduce it here. So here it is by Diane Stibbard……. Q: How do I determine my optimal weight so I’m strong and fit on my bike? A: Everyone has a different body physiology as well as

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