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.
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…
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.