8 Twitter Profiles you Should Follow for Women’s Cycling News
Life, the universe, and bicycles in 140 characters – Twitter isn’t the only place to get exciting cycling news, but it’s a great place to start.
There are a huge number of women in cycling who have amazing things to say about the sport and its direction, and plenty who can provide racing news and training tips. However, here are a few people and organisations working away to support and promote women’s cycling – providing unique news and insights along the way…
Sarah Connolly is a self-proclaimed #womenscycling aficionado. She runs www.prowomenscycling.com, which covers all the events of the pro women’s peloton, and she tweets from events with updates, time gaps and pictures so you’ll almost feel like you’re there.
She’s friendly, too – so if you do happen to actually be there too, say hi!
— Sarah Connolly (@_pigeons_) January 11, 2015
The Racing Chance was created in April 2014 to create a successful pathway for women in competitive cycling – focusing on road racing, from novice to elite level.
The group, supported by a number of organisations with interests in women’s cycling, have been busy promoting training days for ladies considering getting into racing, and dates for training days and updates following the events will all be in your feed if you follow…
— Racing Chance (@RacingChance) January 10, 2015
An initiative created by journalist Rebecca Charlton, and riders Marianne Vos and Hannah Barnes, #TakeTheStage / #WeOwnYellow is all about growing and supporting women’s cycling.
They’ve already organised a ride with Marianne Vos, which took place last year, as well as speed dating called ‘Date At Speed’, and all their efforts will culminate in a celebration of women’s cycling in Utrecht, one weekend after the Tour de France.
The groups Twitter feed is a great way to find out about new events (such as recent Christmas rides) are coming up – so get them in your feed for up to date invites…
— Take the stage (@TakethestageCC) December 3, 2014
Racer turned team manager, Gillmore was the 2010 Commowealth Road Race champion, and has numerous World Champion titles to her names. She built and manages Team Wiggle Honda, and shares news from their exploits, as well as other teams, riders, and progression in the sport.
— Rochelle Gilmore (@RochelleGilmore) January 11, 2015
Level 3 cycling coach, cycling journalist and photographer Huw Williams has been supporting women’s cycling longer than #tags have been around.
He’s organised women’s training days across the country – with classroom and practical sessions, and he’s always at races, taking excellent pictures and supporting riders. Huw’s tweets pick out some of the best riders in the field, as well as emerging talent…
— Huw Williams (@huw_williams1) December 20, 2014
Cat 2 racer, time triallist, mum, and founder of Revolution Cycling coaching just for women, Kerry shares plenty of news on women’s training days and events…
Great day of planning with Holly @pinkcycling ......lots of exciting women's only cycling events - race workshops, TT workshop and Ride100.
— Kerry Bircher (@kerry_b_123) January 7, 2015
As well as updates from athletes she’s coaching, and little insights into her own training – so you can see not even cycling coaches ride like pros all the time!
First time back on the rollers.....would hardly call it a training session, more a balancing, circus act.
— Kerry Bircher (@kerry_b_123) October 21, 2014
In 1938, Billie Flemming rode almost 30,000 miles to show the health benefits of cycling, and in 2015, Annie Hunt wants to recreate her efforts to celebrate women’s cycling.
Inspired by Billie, Annie is organising groups of women to replicate the 1930s rides, with a group going out every day of 2015.
Follow Annie on Twitter for updates on how the riders are getting on, and opportunities to be involved…
— Annie Hunt (@tributetobillie) January 3, 2015
Well, we are Total Women’s Cycling – here to bring you everything there is to know about women’s cycling. So, if you’re not following us, do – or you’ll be missing out…
— Total Womens Cycling (@TtlWomenCycling) January 8, 2015