Women & the Cycling Press – What needs to change, what’s going well, and where are we going?
When you’re looking for information, stories, or generally just want to immerse yourself in the magnificent world of cycling, where do you go? Do you head to a website, purchase a magazine, watch a video, or listen to a podcast? And do you find that what you are reading, watching or listening to satisfies you, represents you and your experience of cycling,or is something lacking?
Total Women’s Cycling is still one of the few cycling media outlets that focuses solely on women and cycling. But there are many other outlets that cover cycling in general, whether it’s mountain biking, road cycling or commuting, or indeed all three.
Some of these are new, many of them are well established and all of them are aware that the ever-growing female cycling market needs to be catered for.
Several months ago, Canadian website NSMB (that’s North Shore Mountain Biking to you and me) published an article where they asked some of the big guns in the Canadian MTB world how they thought cycling media needed to change in the future, and there were some very interesting responses.
That got us thinking. What do the women in the bike industry in the UK think needs changing with cycling media? What could be better, what works and what doesn’t? We’ve collected their eye opening responses.
But what we’d also like to know is; what do you want to see? What do you like and dislike in other cycling media? What draws you in and inspires you, and conversely what turns you off all together. Share your comments below, and lets get us the entertaining, representative and informative media we deserve!