Why cycling is the best sport according to 8 year old Ava

Eight year old, Ava Giramondo is a member of the youth development squad of my cycling club Lidcombe-Auburn Cycle Club (LACC) and she recently presented to her Year 2 class at PLC Sydney, her reasons for selecting cycling as the best sport. When I read it, it seemed to me that Ava’s reasons were not dissimilar to many female cyclists. I particuarly like the bit about how she and her friends don’t have to hang out with the boys! Enjoy…. Here’s Ava’s presentation: Good morning/afternoon 2c. In my opinion cycling is the best sport. The type of cycling I’m going

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Women on a Roll – interesting research report

One of the things I’ve always admired about the United States is the sheer scale of the country. With a population of nearly 14 times that of Australia, at almost 314 million, there is always a group of people (like women cyclists) who have a real voice because there’s so many more of them. I suppose proportionally there no difference to other groups but they seem to get cut-through. In the US there’s a group called the League of American Bicyclists which has its own Women Bike program and a few weeks ago they released a really interested research report

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Two years and still going strong

It seems like only yesterday I was writing a blog post about Women Who Cycle reaching its first anniversary and here I am telling you about the second year milestone. What an amazing two years they have been in my life. My fervent hope is that I’ve inspired many women (and maybe a few men too) to take up cycling or to take their riding to the next level. Writing this blog has given me the opportunity to focus on women’s cycling and led me to uncover some wonderful stories like the incredible journey undertaken by Dani & Kacie in

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The importance of nutrition in your ride recovery

Earlier this year I attended a women’s training camp and met sports dietician  Rebecca Hay from The Athlete’s Kitchen. Rebecca kindly volunteered to write a few blog posts for WWC and here’s her first contribution about recovering from a ride……… How do you recover after a ride?  There is a lot of information around how best to recover …but how do you know if it is correct? Despite what you often read carbohydrate should make up the bulk of what you consume. It is used to fill muscles up again with glycogen – this is muscle fuel.  You will empty

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