A female cyclist’s guide to setting New Year’s resolutions

Of course, as a dedicated cyclist your New Year’s resolutions should all be about cycling, so here’s my suggestions when you’re setting yourself some goals for 2014: Start small Don’t attempt to go from riding zero kilometres per week to riding hundreds because it just won’t happen. Make it realistic and just increase your cycling incrementally. You’re only setting yourself up for failure if you aim too high too quickly. Make them measurable Don’t come up with a general statement like ”I’m going to ride my bike more than last year”, instead make it measurable like “I’m going to increase

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Merry Christmas to all the women who cycle

I would like to wish all my loyal followers a very Merry Christmas. I’d also like to extend best wishes to all female cyclists. I’ve had a great 2013 and I hope you have too. Make sure you use your summer holidays (that’s if you live in the southern hemisphere like me) to ride your bike as much as possible. You’ll definitely benefit from it. Happy riding. Nicola

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Tiffany Cromwell – making her mark in women’s pro cycling

Pro female cyclist Tiffany Cromwell has always loved sport. Despite her short stature (166 cm) she was a keen basketballer before she was identified as a potential cyclist in a school talent search program in her home state of South Australia. Interestingly fellow pro cyclist Nettie Edmondson attended the same school and was picked up in the same program. The transition from baggy shorts to lycra was not a difficult one and Tiffany began her career as a professional when she joined (as a guest rider) the  Colavita-Sutter team in 2007 at the tender age of 18 and headed to

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Great Christmas present ideas for female cyclists

This year’s Christmas list is a little extravagant and is really a bike bling wish list for me. I guarantee that if the special women in your life is a dedicated road cyclist, then she’ll love these suggestions or something similar in her favourite colours. My favourite bike colours are unashamedly white, red & black in combination. Specialized Amira Pro This gorgeous bike has a carbon frame and is powered by SRAM Force gearing and includes Roval Rapide carbon wheels. It’s also available in a Specialized-lululemon team replica version and is a bargain at $5,699.  

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Cycling in the sun and heat

When you live in a country like Australia it is pretty difficult to avoid heat and sun exposure while you’re riding your road bike. The summer sun can be pretty fierce so here’s my tips for handling it. Ride early and late I do most of my riding early in the morning. There are a number of reasons for riding early but one of them is definitely sun exposure and heat. You’ll also avoid traffic if you ride early in the day. But if you can’t ride early in the morning then try a twilight ride to avoid the sun.

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