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The latest cycling events and news brought to you by Total Women's Cycling. Looking at everything from road racing and mountain bike events, to charity races and even the Brompton fold-up bike championships. We cover the best trips and races open to all female cyclists of all levels in the UK and abroad.
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UK Velodromes: Where to Find Them, What to Expect, and How to Get Involved

Just when you thought cycling couldn’t get more mainstream, the term “MAMIL” gets added to the Oxford Dictionary. MAMIL, which, in case you didn’t know,...

UK Velodromes: Where to Find Them, What to Expect, and How to Get Involved
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Why MAMILs made the Oxford Dictionary in 2014

MAMILs - middle aged men in Lycra - were among cycling terms to gain immortality in the Oxford Dictionary in 2014

Why MAMILs made the Oxford Dictionary in 2014
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Rochelle Gilmore Launches High5 Dream Team

Team will aim to dominate domestic racing in Australia

Rochelle Gilmore Launches High5 Dream Team
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Lee Valley Velodrome to Hold Women Only Track Sessions

Due to popular demand the Lee Valley Velopark will hold women only track cycling sessions from January

Lee Valley Velodrome to Hold Women Only Track Sessions
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Total Women's Cycling Awards - Pro-Rider of the Year Finalists Sponsored by La Fuga

Which of these professional cyclists deserve to be crowned Pro-Rider of the Year in the Total Women's Cycling Awards?

Total Women's Cycling Awards - Pro-Rider of the Year Finalists Sponsored by La Fuga
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Charity Rides: Your Kit Checklist

Time to start ticking off what's in those panniers!

Charity Rides: Your Kit Checklist
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Q&A: Your First Charity Bike Ride

Our guide to getting your first charity ride right!

Q&A: Your First Charity Bike Ride
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The Very Best Cycling Events and Sportives for 2015

Get your fill of road races and sportives with this comprehensive guide to the best cycling events in 2015

The Very Best Cycling Events and Sportives for 2015
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10 Quirky Cycling Events to Try in 2015

In recent years there's been a bit of an explosion of alternative bike rides and competitions: events with themes that fly in the face of...

10 Quirky Cycling Events to Try in 2015
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Ask the Expert: Why do MTB riders wear baggies? And why do cross-country cyclists wear lycra?!

Why do MTB riders wear baggies instead of lycra? And why do cross-country cyclists wear lycra?! First and foremost, a lot of cycle wear is about...

Ask the Expert: Why do MTB riders wear baggies? And why do cross-country cyclists wear lycra?!
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Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas

We hope that all of our lovely readers have a very very very Happy Christmas! We look forward to hearing all about your Christmassy rides...

Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas
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Where to Ride: Mountain Biking in Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland

Mountain biking in Golspie offers the longest descent in the UK and the longest technical singletrack climb! What are you waiting for?

Where to Ride: Mountain Biking in Golspie, Sutherland, Scotland
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Top 5 Scottish Trail Centres

Five of the best Scottish trail centres that everyone should ride on a visit to Scotland.

Top 5 Scottish Trail Centres
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Watch: Behind The Scenes Of Danny MacAskill's Giant Loop-The-Loop

Watch Danny do a 5 metre loop on a barge on the Thames!

Watch: Behind The Scenes Of Danny MacAskill's Giant Loop-The-Loop
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Review: SCOTT Trail MTN 80 Women’s Insulator Jacket

Aoife heads to the trails to test the Scott Trail MTN 80 Insulator Jacket.

Review: SCOTT Trail MTN 80 Women’s Insulator Jacket
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Want to Know where you can Buy Me?

Aren’t these shoelaces fab? You may have just them me on the TWC Facebook page. You can grab them for £7.50 from Not On the High Street.

Want to Know where you can Buy Me?
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The 10 Commandments of Trail Etiquette for Mountain Biking

To dos and don't of trail etiquette when mountain biking

The 10 Commandments of Trail Etiquette for Mountain Biking
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Bike Envy: How to deal with it

How do you cope when they're riding what should, obviously, be yours?

Bike Envy: How to deal with it
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5 English Trail Centres you Need to Get yourself to!

Easily accessible trails available for all levels of riders, these are our top pick of English trail centres to tick of your riding list.

5 English Trail Centres you Need to Get yourself to!
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Natural MTB Trails in Britain you Need to Visit

Where to Ride: Mountain Biking in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland It’s time to take a look at some of the best natural trails the country has to offer....

Natural MTB Trails in Britain you Need to Visit