If you’re a fan of cycling you may have already come across Rapha Women’s Ambassador Shuhena. She is a wonderwoman spinning many plates as a lawyer, cyclist and advocate for Muslim women and people of colour in cycling. From learning to cycle as an adult to pedalling around Essex, then venturing further afield- including managing a whopping 170kms to Margate. Shuhena shares what gets her through a tough session, who inspires her and lobbying for hijab in virtual cycling. This is Shuhena’s story … More We are WONDERWOMEN: Shuhena’s Story
Alice is a GB Age Group Athlete, accomplished triathlete, Mother and Liv Cycling Ambassador. She uses positive mantras to help herself through tough sessions and will herself to succeed. From finding swimming as a child to trying triathlon as an adult, hear Alice’s story and top tips for swimming, cycling, running and triathlon. Alice taught me how to cycle in London and brave the traffic, plus the ins and outs of changing a tyre, so read on as she shares some of her top tips
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Welcome to WE ARE WONDERWOMEN, a series of short stories from inspirational women who swim, run and cycle amongst us. Ahead of International Women’s Day on Monday 8 March 2021, I’ll be celebrating the achievements, talking about the challenges and sharing tips from a variety of women across our sporting community.
Today I am sharing Hadeel’s story about life with Cerebral Palsy, and how running has helped her find her identity after a difficult divorce, and navigate depression and anxiety. … More We are WONDERWOMEN: Hadeel’s Story
So you’re thinking of investing in your first turbo trainer, upgrading the one you currently have or you’re simply curious about the idea of indoor cycling? Chances are you’ve probably spent some time googling or thinking about what turbo you should get and if so, you’ve probably been met with a wide variety of options, jargon, reviews and other bamboozling information. Here is my handy guide to purchasing a turbo trainer filled with jargon free hints and tips to help select the right turbo for you and break down some knowledge barriers … More A Quick Guide to Buying your First Turbo Trainer
The onset of winter cycling, combined with the current pandemic is boosting indoor cycling via turbo trainers. Whether you’ve invested or still thinking about it here are 10 things you might not know about turbo training from why its a bit more uncomfortable to fuelling your ride when you’re going nowhere. … More 10 Things You Should Know About Turbo Training
When the weather gets colder, wetter and darker you can either opt to take your bike inside and smash out your rides on the turbo trainer, or if the conditions are safe, you can ride through the cold and wet and embraces all that winter riding has to offer. If you are heading out in winter, here are some of my top essentials, from kit to keep you warm and dry to bits for your bike. … More Winter Cycling Essentials for you and your bike
When I first started cycling I wasn’t fond of jerseys (or shorts) at all. Cycling jerseys are technical garments preferred by many cyclists due to their lightweight and cooling properties, as well as being a comfortable fit when leaning forward on the bike. When purchasing a jersey, the sizing can be a little confusing, there are lots of brands out there and different styles to chose from. The right jersey can be comfortable, practical and make you look and feel great. So here are my top picks and tips. … More My Top Picks: Women’s Cycling Jerseys
So you have bought your new bike (this might be a road bike, gravel bike, hybrid, mountain bike and so on), or maybe you’ve already started cycling but you still feel very new and confused? Here are my top tips for new cyclists compiled of all the things I learned through friends, experience or things I wish I had known from the very start. … More Top Tips for New/ Beginner Cyclists
Whilst I love cycling, finding the right cycling shorts is essential to enjoying time with your bike. Here I share my top women’s cycling shorts and bib shorts including Liv, Gore, Pearl Izumi, Zone 3 and more. … More My Top Picks: Women’s Cycling Shorts
So a week has passed and I’ve had time to sit down, calm down and take stock on exactly what we achieved at the Dulux London Revolution, 185 flipping miles on the bike. Part of me still cannot believe it! It wasn’t easy, but it certainly was an adventure and by far the most challenging event I’ve ever done. Did I mention we cycled 185 miles around London?