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Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

Editor at Total Women's Cycling.

Recent Articles By Michelle

Road Cycling

How to Find a Group to Cycle With

Looking for a group to cycle with? We've got some tips to help you find the perfect club ride.

How to Find a Group to Cycle With
MTB

7 Things Roadies Need to Know Before Their First Mountain Bike Ride

Thinking of ditching the skinny wheels and embarking on your first mountain bike ride? Here's a list of things you may encounter

7 Things Roadies Need to Know Before Their First Mountain Bike Ride
Training & Nutrition

Energy Gels: What They are and How to Use Them

Just what are energy gels, and are they right for you? TWC takes a look into these Frube-like wonders that boost pedal power

Energy Gels: What They are and How to Use Them
Training & Nutrition

6 Ways to Make Cycling into a Headwind Easier

Don't lose heart in a headwind with these simple tips

6 Ways to Make Cycling into a Headwind Easier
Training & Nutrition

How Breathing Properly Really Can Make You a Better Climber

Honestly? We were always skeptical, until we actually tried it...

How Breathing Properly Really Can Make You a Better Climber
Lifestyle

Should you be Using Warm-Up Oil this Spring?

Here's the skinny on the leg warmer replacement all the pros are using...

Should you be Using Warm-Up Oil this Spring?
Lifestyle

12 Annoying Things Men Say on Group Rides

Most of the guys we ride with are lovely, but sometimes...

12 Annoying Things Men Say on Group Rides
Hints & Tips

5 Essential Items for Hot Weather Commutes

We are LOVING the hot weather. Less so the sweat. The sweat can do one...

5 Essential Items for Hot Weather Commutes
Hints & Tips

Will Cycle 50 Miles, but not 5? Tips for Beating Lazy Fit Syndrome

If you see your riding as a fitness fix, but don't use your bike to get around town, this is for you...

Will Cycle 50 Miles, but not 5? Tips for Beating Lazy Fit Syndrome
Training & Nutrition

How Does the Contraceptive Pill Affect Cycling Performance?

There's not a lot of research on the topic, so we asked an expert...

How Does the Contraceptive Pill Affect Cycling Performance?
Road Cycling Skills

Technique: How to Use Your Gears Efficiently

Learning how to use your gears efficiently will make a huge difference to your cycling. Here's our guide to help you.

Technique: How to Use Your Gears Efficiently
Hints & Tips

10 Struggles All Commuter Cyclists Have Faced

We've been there with all of these - but they're so worth enduring for the pleasure of Number Ten...

10 Struggles All Commuter Cyclists Have Faced
Lifestyle

10 Things Only Cyclists Do When Exercising off the Bike

Hitting the gym, swimming pool or going running? We bet you do some of these...

10 Things Only Cyclists Do When Exercising off the Bike
Road Cycling

Bianchi Oltre XR4 Road Bike Reviewed

Can comfort really be combined with lightweight, stiff and aero? Bianchi claim so...

Bianchi Oltre XR4 Road Bike Reviewed
Road Cycling

V02 Cycling Answer: Does TWC's Ideal Bike look Female Specific?

We asked a custom bike fitter to set us up, and compared the result to female specific models on the market

V02 Cycling Answer: Does TWC's Ideal Bike look Female Specific?
News

New #ThisGirlCan Video Brings More Inspiration to Women

The new ad campaign had the hairs on the back of our neck prickling

New #ThisGirlCan Video Brings More Inspiration to Women
Race News

Team WNT Pro Cycling Launch Live on Facebook this Afternoon

Tune in to see exactly what a pro team launch actually looks like!

Team WNT Pro Cycling Launch Live on Facebook this Afternoon
Road Cycling Accessories

Fast Forward F3R Full Carbon Clincher DT240 Wheelset Reviewed

Looking for the first major upgrade for your bike? Wheels are where it's at...

Fast Forward F3R Full Carbon Clincher DT240 Wheelset Reviewed
Travel

Eroica Britannia: A Weekend of Cycling, Heritage and Family Fun

Festival from 16-18 June looks set to be the most exciting event yet, with a new HQ and endless attractions

Eroica Britannia: A Weekend of Cycling, Heritage and Family Fun
Training & Nutrition

How to: Fix Knee Pain from Cycling

Cycling can be many things, but it certainly doesn't need to be painful

How to: Fix Knee Pain from Cycling
Travel

10 Tips for Successful Training Camps from Dame Sarah Storey

A training camp can be great fun - but how do you make the most of your time?

10 Tips for Successful Training Camps from Dame Sarah Storey
Road Cycling Clothing

First Look: Velotec Elite Ladies Cycling Kit

Smart, Italian made cycling clothing with more heritage than Tour de Celeb...

First Look: Velotec Elite Ladies Cycling Kit
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