We’ve all been in a situation which makes us question our cycling skill, ability and even fitness, usually when we head out with new groups of people. It’s a natural thing for us to question, but Anna Glowinski has noticed this initial worry has become more of a barrier in women’s cycling…
Words by Anna Glowinski
Recently, I have started promoting a couple of road cycling holiday packages that I’m involved in for March/April in sunny Malaga. The packages are awesome, they’ve been carefully crafted to cater to wholly different experiences – Escapda is a through-and-through cycling trip that focuses on big, mountainous riding days.
Love Your Legs is my passion project with VeloVixen, a just for women cycling and yoga trip that focuses on helping riders to become stronger, know their bodies better and the bringing together of women in the cycling community. And the InnerCycle Retreat, which is a mental health and cycling fundraising holiday that brings to life values about moving forward.
Ok, so now that you have a little idea of what’s on offer, it’s pretty clear that each package aims at different segments of the cycling society, men and women, experts and beginners, die-hards and toe-dippers. In doing so, I have been speaking to a large spectrum of people, I like to let potential clients know that I am to-hand if they have any questions. In answering questions, I have noticed that when women ask me about the Love Your Legs women’s trip, the main questions are based on reassurance. Not one bloke has said to me “I love the sound of this, but I don’t want to keep all the others waiting.”