Meet Megan Watson! She's an age group world champ in Triathlon, a former medic in the New Zealand Army, and studying for her Nursing Degree. We caught up with Megan to ask her a couple of questions: CWRB: When did you first start cycling? MW: I started cycling when I was about 11 years old, my aunt took me to a ‘bloke free’ or womens only triathlon, she had to get a specific waiver to say I could race as you had to be 13 or have a guardian race with you as the bike leg was on open roads....
"Fancy a guilt-free holiday?" "Try these guilt-free brownies!" "Dessert, without the guilt." Honestly, I can't think of a phrase that is more toxic for women's health and wellbeing than 'Guilt Free'. What do I mean by toxic? Toxic (informal): causing you a lot of harm and unhappiness over a long period of time. Honestly, what is the word 'guilt' even doing in our day to day dictionaries? I don't even really remember the first time I saw the phrase, but it was most likely brought into existence in a marketing boardroom somewhere, during the sugar-free diet craze to get more...
Ok, ok, I've given in! Over the last year my friends have been having a great time out there on trails and bridleways, and I’ve missed out because I’ve only had a road bike - until now! To see what this off-road riding experience is all about, I've dipped my toe and bought an entry-level cyclocross bike - and so far, I'm happy. The upright geometry and wide, flared bars make for a comfortable riding position and the 30c tyres are brilliant on ropey surfaces. I can double it up as a commuter bike, and yet it still feels close...
Who doesn't love a good meme or inspirational quote? Especially when they apply to cycling... If you're in need of a little more motivation, check out our top 7 inspo tiles. Women are not governed by anyone's expectations other than our own. This age old quote of 'look like a girl, act like a lady, think, like a man, work like a boss' is just so outdated and offensive. You don't owe anything to anyone. Be yourself. Own it. We love you just the way you are. In the age of social media, it's easy to become overly focused on...
Sportives – mass participation cycling events – have become hugely popular in the past few years, and it’s not hard to see the appeal: the route planning is all done for you; it’s a chance to discover new hills, lanes and views; there are convenient food and toilet stops; there’s the opportunity to meet and ride with hundreds of other like-minded people, and you often get a medal too, woo-hoo! For a first-timer though, it can be a bit daunting to take part. Organised events attract quite serious cyclists and large groups of confident club riders taking on the challenge...
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