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I’d love to hear from other women about their own cycling experience either via comments on individual blog posts or direct contact. I would welcome guest bloggers (posted at my discretion), suggestions of other links and general comments about how it could be improved.
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Great effort on the blog, it is interesting and entertaining, Remy and I had a great time running into then travelling around the TDF in 2010 with you guys and im so impressed with your page, most importantly it gives good ideas for me to continue encouraging Remy to ride, hey there is a new idea for you for a blog and a constant topic of my mostly male peleton “How do we encourage our ladies to join us on the bike”, Remy has got a great new bike that has only been used 4 times over the last year and all the gear, i figure constant nagging wont work, just encouragement and trying to highlight the benefits of doing something together, i did stuff it by making our first ride a 40km effort and prob lost her then at that rooky mistake, oh well, ill let you know if i have success, best to you and Phil
Hi Brendan. Nice to hear from you. Thanks for the feedback. I agree that female participation in male dominated peletons is a constant challenge. I try and encourage other women but writing about my own experiences in a very honest and open way. If I can ride a bike then anyone can. Up until three and a half years ago I was the least ‘sporty’ person I can think of!!! Perhaps Remy might consider doing a bike skills course. I wrote a blog about a woman named Tanya Saad who runs bike skills courses back in October and she’s based in Canberra. Her website is http://www.wheelaction.com.au/ I agree that nagging definitely won’t work.
great job – setting up a website dedicated to women’s cycling and covering a range of topics from the pro women’s peloton to recreational and amateur athletes.
Its about time there was exposure of women in the sport.
Well done – your website was a nice (accidental) find on a web search.
Hi Nicola I recently purchased a Specialised Ruby Pro which came with disc brakes and have now discovered I can’t ride with some clubs in Adelaide as they don’t allow bikes with disc brakes. Do you know if this will change in the future. And is this Australia wide. Really disheartened after spending a lot of money and being told I need to buy another bike.
Looking forward to hearing your views on this. Thanks
As I understand it, even at club level we are bound by the rules of the international cycling body the UCI, and currently you can’t race with disc brakes. I believe this will change in the future but not until at least 2017. Some men’s pro teams are currently trailing bikes with disc brakes but that will take a while to trickle down. http://velonews.competitor.com/2015/04/bikes-and-tech/uci-to-lift-ban-on-disc-brakes-in-august_366590 The Ruby Pro is a lovely bike and if I’d sold it to you I would have checked that you weren’t planning to race it.
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My mum is in her late 60’s, recently retired, lives in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, and loves to ride. She enjoys long, moderately paced rides on her Giant touring bike, and has already explored many of the long rides around Victoria with my step-father (who still works). She hasn’t been able to find a group of seniors (or younger) to ride with, socialize with, etc., who are interested in her preferred style of riding (she doesn’t want to try road riding). I’m wondering if you’re aware of any social groups of older women and men who get together to go on leisurely rides in the Melbourne area? She is very fit (works out several times a week) which enables her to tackle longer rides (80km).