The moving of the deckchairs in women’s pro cycling

It’s that time of year when professional cyclists announce their team transfers for the following year. We can all read plenty about the high profile male riders but there’s not so much written about the women. So here’s a list of some of the higher profile Australian female pro road cyclists and their plans for 2015. Please note that this is not a complete list of every Australian female rider who is registered as a professional, so please don’t been offended if you’re not on my list. Tiffany Cromwell Tiffany just won the Australian female road cyclist of the year

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The magic of the bike

I know it’s a big call, but I’d like to declare that the humble bicycle has magic powers. I’m sure any non cyclist reading this will think I’m a little strange, but those of you who have been mesmerised by bike riding, will be able to relate. For me, taking up road cycling six years ago has been life changing so I’ll declare it has magical powers. Here’s a few reasons why: Turns introverts into social butterflies I was riding with a woman called Ange recently who is a very new convert to road cycling. She confided that when she

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Focus on women’s bikes and accessories strong at Trek

You may have read my blog post a couple of months ago about women’s product development at Specialized. I also made contact with a few other companies at the same time and so here’s the women’s development story from Trek. I would have preferred to have spoken to someone from Trek, instead here’s some Q&A via email from Emily Bremer who is based at Trek HQ in the US and among other roles is responsible for the marketing of women’s products.     How many people at Trek work on women’s product development? Are they all women? Women’s specific product

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Cyclists need to lighten up on those arms and hands

One of my worst habits on the bike, and sadly there are a few, is to hold tension in my shoulders while I’m riding. It doesn’t matter how often I tell myself to relax my shoulders, arms and hands I still find myself stiffening up in this area which leads to soreness and ongoing issues with the muscles in my upper back. So I thought it would be useful to share a few tips I’ve found on the subject which obviously apply equally to men and women. I’ll also continue to focus on these tips myself! Let it go –

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