We often bemoan the lack of competitive cycling events for women, then shy away from entering when they crop up ‘in case I’m rubbish and come last’. If we’re serious about hauling women’s cycling out of the doldrums and into the same territory as men’s – we need to get over our fear of finishing last.
Cathy Bussey invites the pro athletes across all disciplines to share how they overcame the fear of competitive cycling and how you can too.
Fight the fear…
We’ve all heard time and again that one of the main reasons women don’t make the step up to cycling competitively is the lack of amateur categories. If you want to start racing in the UK, you’d better be prepared to go up against the best of the best. Theoretically you could, in your first ever event, be racing against Laura Kenny.