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The 15 Most Popular Total Women’s Cycling Posts of 2015

Here are the posts that attracted the most readers...

It’s been an amazing year at Total Women’s Cycling towers. We’re pleased to say that our audience has more than doubled over the last twelve months – and that’s all down to you lovely readers coming back to us.

We’ve published a lot of articles over the past year – but there were some clear winners that you guys obviously found the most enjoyable/entertaining/informative.

Here are the fifteen most popular articles, in terms of individual readers who visited the post…


Interview: Plus Sized Athlete Krista Henderson on Focusing on Fitness Not Weight Loss

Krista Henderson is a triathlete whose focus in training is on becoming the best she can be – not losing weight. She told us: “My advice is not to focus on the weight loss, focus on what it means to get stronger and fitter,” and clearly her message inspired many of you.

How I lost 45kg and Went from Beginner to National Champion

Hayley Simmonds is the National Time Trial champion, and last time we spoke to her she had her heart set on the Olympics in Rio. You’d have thought she’d been riding forever, but actually it’s just been a few short years – a few hard working, determined, incredible years. Read her story here.

Strava Flyby: Useful Social Tool or Risk to Vulnerable Cyclists?


We do love a bit of Strava – but when the app introduced the new ‘Flyby’ function that shows the rides of anyone who has crossed your path, one of our readers had a slightly worrying experience…

You can avoid such an experience by adjusting your privacy setting. We show you how here.

10 Common Cycling Mistakes for Beginners

We all make mistakes.. it’s telling that most of the example pictures in this post are of our editor as she negotiated the first year or so of cycling…

5 Useless Gym Exercises to Stop Doing Now and What to do Instead


You can really develop your cycling by spending some time in the gym – as long as you’re doing the right exercises. Do the wrong ones, and you could be wasting your time…

Female Cyclist Insulted by Strangers Whilst Riding Receives Support from Community

We were appalled when we heard this lovely rider was called a ‘fat bi*ch*’ whilst attempting to enjoy her ride at Box Hill. You guys were equally outraged and the response gave us hope for the cycling community.

Gallery: 50 of the Most Bike Friendly Homes

Are you guys thinking about doing-up your homes to make them more accommodating for your bikes? It certainly seems so, cos this one went down a storm!

Oleg Tinkov Thinks Women Shouldn’t Be Bike Racing and Feminism is ‘Abusing’

Yep – more outrage here! This guy made some terrible comments about women’s place in the sport. The good news? He recently announced he’s leaving cycling behind… 

7 Things Cyclists Wish All Drivers Understood

It’s such a shame that we can’t all just get along nicely… we reckon it would all be a lot easier if drivers just understood a few simple concepts.

Ask The Expert: How Can I Avoid Cycling Tan Lines

According to “the rules” most cyclists are meant to cultivate strong tan lines… the problem is  they really don’t work with many of our summer outfits – so we came up with some advice… 


Video: What Would Happen if Reporters Asked Men the Same Questions?


Female athletes sometimes get asked some stupid questions in interviews, with comments often focusing on their outfits, love lives and physical appearance. This video demonstrates how ridiculous that is.

13 Things Female Cyclists Are Sick of Hearing


Sometimes our male riding buddies, shop assistants and total strangers on the road say some stupid things. We outlined the classics. You guys clearly enjoyed them…

20 of the Best Camper Vans with Bike Storage


Planning on taking yourself and your bike away for a holiday? These camper vans are perfect for adventures by bike – we were drooling over them, and clearly so were you!

Things My Boyfriend Says: Common Phrases From Couples Rides


We do love riding with the girls – but sometimes we decide to let the man in our lives hang out with us too. Most of the time it’s great, but there’s usually the odd disagreement amongst the support.

Ask The Expert: I’m Cycling Loads And Watching My Diet but Gaining Weight


We all cycle for different reasons – but if your motive is to try to lose weight, or to lose weight as a by-product, finding that you’re gaining it can be frustrating. We outlined one of the reasons you could well be gaining because you’re doing too much. 

We’d like to extend a massive THANK YOU to you all for sticking with us through 2015 – and we hope we can entertain and inform you just as much (or more) over the coming years.  



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