Laura Laker

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Lifestyle

Kate Rawles: Solo Cycling Through South America

Kate solo cycled for a year to raise awareness for the more pressing environmental issues we face

Kate Rawles: Solo Cycling Through South America
News

Chaos Ensues During the Women's ToC Race

Confusion, order changes, timing errors and disaster at the Tour of Cambridgeshire

Chaos Ensues During the Women's ToC Race
Lifestyle

Kate Rawles: if I Can Cross Continents by Bike, Anyone Can Do it

From Costa Rica to Cape Horn, raising awareness of biodiversity en route

Kate Rawles: if I Can Cross Continents by Bike, Anyone Can Do it
Lifestyle

Emily Chappell: "Don’t Fear Failure"

We caught up with Emily Chappell to discuss what barriers women can face when it comes to cycling, and ways to overcome them

Emily Chappell: "Don’t Fear Failure"
Lifestyle

Panel Answers: How is Women's Cycling Portrayed in the Cycling Media?

"Don't stay silent, demand change" say the experts speaking at a recent debate

Panel Answers: How is Women's Cycling Portrayed in the Cycling Media?
Lifestyle

Christmas Themed Bike Rides Around The UK

There's no reason to plant yourself on the sofa throughout Christmas - here are some great rides to keep you active!

Christmas Themed Bike Rides Around The UK
Commuting

Review: Madison Flo Women's Softshell Jacket

A comfy and well-made jacket that's great off the bike and ideal for gentle rides and commutes in chilly weather

Review: Madison Flo Women's Softshell Jacket
Lifestyle

From Christian Cult to World Record Holder: Juliana Buhring's Incredible Story

Juliana Buhring hadn't really ridden a bike until she was 30, that same year she set the record for circumnavigating the globe by bike

From Christian Cult to World Record Holder: Juliana Buhring's Incredible Story
Road Cycling Events

TWC Tackle Women's Only Taster Session in Lee Valley Velopark

Riding the velodrome for the first time can be intimidating, but being in an all-women environment helped Laura Laker find her feet

TWC Tackle Women's Only Taster Session in Lee Valley Velopark
Training Plans

Track Cycling for Beginners: Top Tips from Paralympian Helen Scott

Team GB's Helen Scott gives us a few key tips to help make the most of your velodrome taster session

Track Cycling for Beginners: Top Tips from Paralympian Helen Scott
Commuting

UK Cities Going Dutch for Cycling

A growing number of UK cities are investing in Dutch and Danish style cycle infrastructure to help boost cycling numbers. Total Women's Cycling takes a...

UK Cities Going Dutch for Cycling
Amateur Events

UK Velodromes: Where to Find Them, What to Expect, and How to Get Involved

UK Velodromes: Where to Find Them, What to Expect, and How to Get Involved Riding a velodrome is a unique experience. From pedalling a fixed gear,...

UK Velodromes: Where to Find Them, What to Expect, and How to Get Involved
Lifestyle

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
Lifestyle

Gallery: The Most Inspiring Women in Cycling in 2014

Total Women's Cycling looks back at some of the inspiring women cyclists of 2014, from track, road, cyclo-cross and MTB disciplines.

Gallery: The Most Inspiring Women in Cycling in 2014
Road Cycling Events

Everything you Need to Know: Cycletta Events in 2015

In 2015 Cycletta is introducing 100km and 150km routes in Cheshire, Scotland, the New Forest and (TBC) Surrey

Everything you Need to Know: Cycletta Events in 2015
Amateur Events

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
News

Edinburgh Looking to Ban Cars from Outside School Gates

Edinburgh consultation is exploring banning cars outside 11 schools during rush hour to improve road safety and get more kids cycling and walking

Edinburgh Looking to Ban Cars from Outside School Gates
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