Women's Cycling

Jul 29

Six years ago, Tayler Wiles didn’t own a bike. Yesterday, the 25-year-old competed at La Course, the inaugural race for women that coincided with the final day of the Tour De France. But can 13 laps around the Champs-Élysées compete against the boys’ club’s storied 100-year legacy? She thinks so.” — Women Make Their Mark at the Tour de France - Tayler Wiles at Tour de France 2014 - Elle

It’s been an incredible few weeks for Emma Pooley, first winning three stages in the Giro Rosa to demonstrate that she’s the best climber in the women’s peloton, then lining up for La Course – a race she helped to make happen – on the Champs-Elysées. So, it may come as a surprise to hear that she will retire after the Commonwealth Games road race on Sunday.” —

Emma Pooley: Keep On Running | Rouleur | Journal

The star of the Giro mountain stages, Emma Pooley, has announced her retirement - here’s my exclusive interview with her about why, and what she’s doing next.

I not only cycle, but I also swim, and run and am an Ironman triathlete so anything that you say we don’t do, insert your stereotype here, I guess I’ve done.

Excuse my tone but I found your article interesting to say the least. I feel like one of those people who vote in every election but never get called by Gallup? It always kind of steams me when I see these articles that perpetuate the pathology that blacks do not exercise. They age old offensive declarations of the “poor black” person who can’t afford to do insert whatever the white oh so got it together person gets to do. When we well know that lack of physical activity has less to do with race and more to do with access but whatever. If you really want to get a sense of blacks and cycling you should reach out beyond your desk and talk to the thousands of black cyclists who belong to hundreds of black cycling groups all over the world. It might behoove you connect with many of the Major Taylor cycling clubs including the one I belong to called Major Taylor Cycling Club of Chicago.

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Wisdom from readers on African-American biking rates | PeopleForBikes

This is interesting - People For Bikes wrote an article claiming African-American people don’t ride bikes, and as you can imagine, have had some VERY strong responses. I see this all the time, if you look at any bike advocacy in the UK it’s invariably about white people (middle class, too, but that’s a different rant) cycling for “approved” reasons, ignoring huge swathes of the population.

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Jul 28

If you loved La Course by Le Tour de France and want to see more live women’s cycling…. | Unofficial Unsanctioned Women's UCI Cycling Blog -

My guide to the next women’s road races we can watch

Jul 26

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Jul 24

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The psychology of why cyclists enrage car drivers -

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