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19 Reasons Why Dating a Female Cyclist is Awesome

There's a whole lot more to us than our hot buns in Lycra pants

We know being a cyclist makes us just that little bit more awesome than the general population, but it isn’t just because we wear Lycra pants and go really fast on two wheels. Oh no no no, there’s a lot more to we female cyclists than that…

Most non-cyclists will see us a little bit crazy. Okay, you may be right to a degree, but having a cycle mad girlfriend or wife comes with a whole host of benefits which you may never have even thought of.

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With the increasing number of group rides, internet dating and social events happening all over the UK, it can still be hard to find your soul mate – take it from me. But if you’re not looking out for a cool female cyclist, you’re missing a trick. Here’s why…

 

We’re Considerate

Cyclists are considerate of their surroundings, other riders and nature. It’s all about respect for the roads and trails we ride, ensuring litter isn’t dropped and obstructions removed if approached. We’ve learnt to be considerate of others, and that goes for both on and off the bike.

We Won’t Win the Spending Argument

If you’re a non-cyclist, then you’ll always win the “how much did you spend?” argument. Your seeming extravagant spend on a new games console won’t come close to what we would pay for a pair of carbon race wheels.

If you are a cyclist, then there’s no argument. We’ll both understand your need for speed and upgraded parts, just be careful jealousy doesn’t rear its ugly head!

Great Sense of Direction

We’re out on the freedom machines as much as we can. We explore our local areas and venture out to seek new routes to discover, and with this we’ve developed a pretty good sense of direction. Unless you’re the TWC Editor who seems to have missed out on developing this cycling skill! (Cheeky! But also true… – Ed)

We female cyclists have broken the stigma that women are terrible with maps and directions, so no longer will it be the sole responsibility of the man to get us from A to B.

We Eat… Lots

Impressive amounts actually. We need carbs, proteins and healthy fats to fuel our bodies for the bike. We can pack away a chicken like no one’s business, and in record time so don’t challenge us to eating competitions.

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Healthy Food Hits

Not a totally accurate representation of healthy food

We need to be on our A-Game for those races, sportives and QoM’s so dating a female cyclist will help promote healthy eating in a relationship.

Because we care a lot about what we put in our bodies, female cyclists are a dab hand in the kitchen and making healthy treats – and we don’t mean that in a 1950’s Martha Stewart  way! We will also expect to be about to carry out some taste tests on your own creations, too…

Quality Caffeine

As cyclists, we enjoy the finer things in life. From kit, bikes and performance, we want the best and that especially includes our morning caffeine boost.

None of that p-water nonsense for us, quality roasted beans and healthy tea leaves adorn our mugs in the morning.

No Hair Anywhere

Emma Johansson has legs that are smooth as a baby’s bum. Image by ednl via Flickr.

Okay, maybe not anywhere, but cyclists have a tendency to shave and keep themselves well groomed for riding. We know how to style our hair for the helmet, and how to shave and moisturise our pedalling pins for that tingly smooth aerodynamic feel.

If you’re a cyclist, then we can shave each other. Oh, too weird? (Definitely too weird! – Ed)

Fitness Buddy

It isn’t just cycling we love, but any form of physical exercise which will benefit our performance on the bike. Yoga classes and gym sessions are great to do as a couple and to encourage one another.

Dating a female cyclist provides you with a guaranteed adventure and fitness partner in crime.

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They Get Body Benefits

We cycle for us. It’s our hobby and passion and we train to better ourselves. The hard-work we put into our bodies is for us, but our partners get to reap some of the extra benefits also.

Lycra Dancing

Cycling not only helps keep us in shape, but it helps us to stay on top of our body contorting dance moves as we wiggle into our Lycra shorts. These limbering moves are a show stopper in the nightclub.

A warning to others: Stay clear of the danger zone. Excessive erratic movements may cause minor peril.

Lycra Wardrobes

It’s undeniable that Lycra shorts are wonder-pants for keeping everything in its place. To us, these are a necessity for riding, but to others, it’s an alluring prospect that your bedroom houses many Lycra garments. (Each to their own… – Ed!)

Magic Hands

Our hands are important for cycling – they’re one of the three main contact points. Gripping the bars as we whizz down the roads and shooting down trails strengthens our hands which is perfect for recovery.

What else to do with strong hands, than recovery massages. We know more about recovery and soothing muscles than most people, so needless to say that us cyclists are a dab hand at giving good massages.

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Handy in the Home

We have bike spares, nuts, bolts and bits lying around our garage and with that we have some degree of tools around the place. Female cyclists know more than the average woman when it comes to torque, Allen keys and lube.

We can work our way around some DIY and help out with repairs, even take the lead as head mechanic of the household.

Cheerleader and Support Crew

If you’re a keen sportsperson, a female cyclist will understand the importance of races, matches and competitions. We’ll be your fan club, your pit-bitch and cheerleader… providing it doesn’t clash with our cycling event, and they’re prepared to do the same for us!

Social Delight

Riding in groups have taught us some key social skills, so much so that many female cyclists become the life and soul of a party, and certainly a woman to take home to meet the parents.

We’re the Perfect Excuse

Can’t be bothered to stay out late? Then a cycling girlfriend will always have that important group ride or race the next day which you have to be up early for.

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A Bicycle Made for Two

Tandems. Need I say more?

Me Time. You Time.

Come rain or shine, we want to be on our bikes. While riding in groups and as couples in fun, sometimes we just want to thrash it out alone for some much needed meditation.

You can watch your own sports, have some private time while we go off for an intense session on the bike. After all, distance makes the heart grow fonder, especially if you gunning it at 20mph.

Bow Chica Wow Wow

… and finally, the pièce de résistance: sexy time

Higher levels of workout leads to the increase in endorphins and other happy chemicals in the body. Being fit and healthy can increase the duration and intensity of your sex life. At the end of the day, cycling is good for you and sex is good for you… so keep doing both!

As if you needed any more reasons to love being a cyclist, then we have all the reasons why dating us is awesome.

You may also enjoy:

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