Here’s a few of my favourite things. It’s a bit Sydney-centric but I’m happy to include other stuff if you let me know about it.
There are very few Sydney bike shops that carry a significant range of women’s products or clothing. A couple of exceptions are Clarence Street Cyclery and Liv/Giant both in the city of Sydney. Clarence Street has a separate women’s specific section and the Giant store has a separate shopfront right next door to the main store.
Another great place to find women’s cycling gear is online. A couple of women’s specific sites are Velocio Cycling Apparel (the most comfortable and best looking apparel I’ve ever worn) and Team Estrogen.
The following sites have some great resources for women cyclists:
Ella Cycling Tips from Australia
Total Women’s Cycling from the UK
Women’s Cycling from Canada
In recent years I’ve put a much higher emphasis on my own fitness. Part of my success is due to the fabulous Lil & Vic from Let’s Get Fit in Homebush. I go there once a week for a group personal training session.
Women’s professional cycling is so under-represented in the Australian and international media. In fact you never hear about it. Aussie cyclist Chloe Hosking writes a great blog.
There’s also a great website written by UK-based Sarah Connolly which tracks the women’s pro scene in Europe.