women's cycling

So next time you catch the new This Girl Can TV ad, or see one of the posters feel the urge to smile, laugh and feel the wind in your hair, think about cycling. It's not as difficult as you think. You're already good enough, and you can keep up - I promise! After all, if Grace can, and if I can, you can.
Last weekend I went out cycling with one of the world's greatest cyclists, Marianne Vos. I should probably clarify, it wasn't just me and Marianne, but me and about 50 other women who joined the #TakeTheStage 'secret twitter ride' that Marianne's team organised to promote women's cycling.
That's right, the governing body of an Olympic sport and its president is hanging six athletes out to dry in a media hurricane, along with their team and their national federation, over a badly lit picture that appeared on Twitter.
The women's Tour has been beset by problems since its creation in 1984. Whilst initially set up to run alongside the men's event as "La Grande Boucle Féminine", financial problems and interruptions ultimately led to its demise in 2009.
For the past 100 years, the Tour de France has been one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. But, sadly
After Marianne Vos and Lizzie Armitsteadt's exciting rerun of their epic Olympic road race showdown on the boards of the Manchester Velodrome last week, women's cycling is again enjoying a high profile in the UK.