A women’s guide to selecting the right bike

As a keen roadie I’m quite biased towards road bikes, but I’m also well aware as a person who sells bikes that a road bike is not every women’s perfect bike, so here’s my quick summary on a few options you could consider when buying your ideal bike. It’s by no means exhaustive. Road bike I had to start with my personal favourite! The road bike is a fast and light machine and as the name suggests it is best ridden on roads, or at least on bitumen or paved surfaces. It’s skinny tyres will not last long on other

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Bike commuting tips for women

I originally wrote a blog post about commuting by bike last year, and at the time I didn’t commute, and had no intention of commuting, not in the job I was in at the time. But of course circumstances change and I’ve now joined the army of people taking to the roads to get to and from work. Women tend to approach cycling differently to men (please excuse the stereotyping) and that includes bike commuting. A lot of men treat commuting like a race and constantly attempt to outdo their previous times and those of other riders. Women however, tend

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How to stay safe riding on the road

Too often  I read about cyclists being killed or injured on our roads and each time I read with great sadness. But recently when I read about a female cyclist being killed on a Sydney road it seemed all too close. It reminded me how vulnerable we all are when we ride on the roads, so I thought it was timely to share a few tips I’ve picked up about riding safely on roads. Be clear and assertive Make sure you signal your intentions to other road users by signalling with your arms when you are turning left or right.

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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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