WHAT DO WE DO

What began simple, as a grassroots group of women riding together and having a laugh, has become a platform for equality in women’s cycling.

 

 

FIND YOUR #RIDETRIBE

Riding bikes is such a great way to get out, get active, hang with friends and meet new people… but how do you find your tribe?

KIT YOU OUT

We’ve created a range of super comfy cycling clothes for you so, no matter what shape, size or age you are, you’ll feel like part of the community.

BOOST YOUR HEALTH & WELLNESS

Access dozens of workouts, recipes, stretches, mindfulness sessions, meditations and so much more to help you live your life better, by bike.

TEach You About Bikes

We believe that the more you know about your bike, the more you’ll love riding it! We send tips to your inbox, share blogs on tips and techniques and reate How To videos for all of the must-learns within our Mind.Body.Bike. app.

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Riding bikes is such a great way to get out, get active, hang with friends and meet new people… but how do you find your tribe?

Help Out AThletes

Part of our vision is equality in sport. We love giving female athletes a helping hand – whether it’s free kits or contributing to flights and accommodation for an event they’ve worked hard for.

SPEAK & COMMENTATE

CWRB have a range of inspirational speakers and professional commentators for your social or cycling events.

POPULAR BLOGS

Read more stories, news and interviews from Chicks Who Ride Bikes.

Cycling: Why getting started will change your life

When a lot of people picture a "cyclist", what images come to mind? Possibly Tour de France or Giro professional riders, clad in tight fitting lycra splattered with advertising? Possibly MAMIL (middle aged men in lycra)'s out in full force in the mornings and in huge...

Cadence basics and why it’s important

Picture this. You’re on your bike and you’re at the bottom of a 10 minute climb in your local neighbourhood. It’s a sweatfest but you always feel accomplished when you reach the top. Now picture yourself in two scenarios. #1 is you ‘grinding’ up the hill in a low...

Resilience: Training your brain to the positive

I attended a webinar this morning on how to cultivate resilience during these crazy times and I wanted to share with you some of what I learned. It used to be thought that people were either born with resilience or they weren't. Nowadays, we know that not to be true,...

How not to overdo it when starting a new training program

Now that we've launched our first 6 week program on Zwift, we thought it was important to share a few tips from people who have 'been there'. Whether this is your first structured program or your thousandth, this week’s blog is about how to not overdo it- and give...

Hey, How Are You Feeling?

It's been a weird month. I mean, how is it already mid April? It feels like it was only just the beginning of March, when everything was still sort of normal. When I had a routine (sort of), and friends to visit, and normal daily activities which have somehow dropped...

Help! I’m sore ‘down there’

One of the most common questions we get asked is around what to do about a soreness 'down there'. First thing's first: if your discomfort involves soft tissue pain or numbness in the front - that is to say NOT your sit bones, but your genital area - you'll need an...

Bike-opoly – A Classic with a two-wheeled twist

Anyone feeling a little bored at home 🙋? CWRB is here to help! We've made a few changes to everyone's favourite board game so that it's a little more... bicycle-y. No more collecting properties and trying to get rich - now the aim is to get as many strava segments and...

10 Foods to Help Eat for Immunity (and quell those grocery shopping woes)

With white carbs hard to come by – and lots of anxiety about stocking the shelves, and what to stock them with – these 10 foods will help you stay healthy, feel great and keep your immune system strong! Whatever your views on the COVID-19 virus and pandemic itself,...

8 Inspirational Women We Love this IWD

Happy International Women's Day! The IWD 2020 campaign theme is drawn from a notion of 'Collective Individualism.' We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviors and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society. Collectively, we can...

Opinion: Are #FITSPO bodies inspiring us?

#fitspo. It's topical, apparently. You may have seen some coverage on the news or around social media on research that shows using the hashtag #fitspo and constantly seeing a barage of bikini bodies with 14% body fat is actually causing many women to feel negatively...

5 minutes with the world’s best artistic cyclist

First up, let's address the obvious: what is artistic cycling? "Artistic cycling is a form of competitive indoor cycling in which athletes perform tricks (called exercises) for points on specialized, fixed-gear bikes in a format similar to ballet or gymnastics. The...

The Secret Beginner – episode 1

I have a dream! I’m not the first and I won’t be the last, but I have one! I’m only new to the sport of Mountain Biking, but I want to race. Not only do I want to race, but I want to do jumps! I want to whizz down the hill and fly through the air!

Impossible dream? Nothing is impossible. Lofty dream? Yes. Likely to land me in the hospital at some point along the way? Possibly…

How A Bicycle Healed My Confidence After Domestic Violence

*Note: Names have been changed to protect identities* In the aftermath of the murder of Hannah Baxter and her 3 children, I felt compelled to share this story with you. This isn't an easy chapter to write, but it's one that's incredibly important. Not just for my...

14 Cycling Goals That Have Nothing To Do With Watts, Time Or Distance

If you’re looking to inject a little bit of variety into your goal setting, here are 13 bike-related goals that you can set for yourself that have absolutely nothing to do with time, distance or watts

8 Random Acts of Kindness for cyclists (or anyone!)

February 17th is random act of kindness day, and we at Chicks Who Ride Bikes want to spread the love through the thing that connects us - bikes. Do one. Do them all. Do you own thing. Whatever it takes to make someone else smile, expecting nothing in return. 1...

5 questions you should ask before joining a new road ride

We get a lot of questions about cycling in all its forms here at Chicks Who Ride Bikes. Many are from new cyclists trying to navigate their way through a lot of new things, a lot of scary things, and trying to find where they 'fit in'. Unfortunately, there are many...

5 Years Ago We Face Swapped Some Cycling Legends and the results are magnificent

5 years ago, we found out about Face Juggler. If you haven't heard of it, it's an app where you can swap the faces of people in photos. You can either get them from your photo roll, from the internet, or take one right there and then. One evening, most probably after...

8 Cycling Pieces Every Woman Should Own

1. Knicks that Fit Great  If you haven't ridden bikes in a while - or even if you have - knicks are incredibly important to a comfy ride. Not only are they literally the closest things to your most sensitive areas, they are also the only thing between a great...

11 FRIENDS GIFs which Perfectly Describe Bike Situations

1 When your friend smashes an obstacle they've been stuck on a while We all know the feeling of this one... maybe you're mountain biking and there's one corner, one rock, one tree root section that you (or a friend) seems to always stop at. BUT NOT TODAY!! 2 When your...

9 Things I learned While TRI-ING FOR THE FIRST TIME

Recently I attempted (and completed!) my first triathlon. It was in Rotorua, New Zealand and was called Sufferfest. That should have been my first clue to be honest! There was a half Ironman distance involving a 2km swim, 90km cycle and a 21km run, and a quarter...

Just A Girl, Her Road Bike And Some Polar Bears

Just in case you Northern Hemispherers were feeling a little chilly, we had a chat with Joanna who is currently keeping up her training in polar conditions. Name: Joanna Perchaluk - MandatLives: Usually Zakopane, presently Polish Polar Station, Spitsbergen,...

Make Sure Your Next Roadie Has Disc Brakes

It’s hard to argue that rim brakes are more effective than discs as a method of stopping. And as mountain bikers will be only too happy to tell you, the technology isn’t new. They’ve been enjoying it for quite some time.

15 Signs You are Definitely a Cyclist

Us cyclists are a funny group! We get up at the crack of dawn, we love a flat white and lycra is an important part of our wardrobe. No matter what you ride or how hard we might try to steer clear of the stereotype, it always seems to catch up with us. So let’s...

5 Mods To Do A Triathlon On Your Road Bike

Looking to get into triathlon and unsure whether to do it on your road bike or to fork out money for a TT bike? Don’t worry, you’re not the first. Although there are several upgrades that can be made to any bike to make you faster and more efficient such as new wheels...

The Secret Beginner – episode 2

My tyre immediately locked up and skidded down the last of the tree roots and rocks. My weight transferred forwards and my back tyre flew off the ground. Fortunately I released the brake reasonably quickly and landed safely. I had survived my first accidental nose wheelie!!

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