Lara Dunn is a British freelance journalist and writer, specialising in the areas of health, fitness and travel. Since March 2013 she has been the editor of Women’s Cycling magazine. A keen cyclist in her spare time, Lara rides regularly during the week and has competed in everything from 24-hour mountain biking events to time trials and the occasional sportive.
As editor of the relatively new UK magazine Women’s Cycling, she is aiming to bring a friendly, accessible and motivational title to the nation’s female cyclists. There has been, she believes, an upsurge in the number of women taking part in cycling events, cycling to work and just generally cycling for pleasure and fitness. At the launch of Women’s Cycling, she commented: “There’s a buzz surrounding Women’s Cycling once more. On a recent long road ride, for the first time ever, I saw more female riders than male, some riding alone, some in sociable groups. With the profile of the sport raised by our Olympians and Paralympians, our road riders, BMX riders and mountain bikers it really feels that we are making a female presence felt yet again.”
Women’s Cycling, as you might expect from the title, covers much the same stuff as a traditional bike title but from a female perspective. It’s generalist in nature, covering most cycling disciplines on a regular basis, and features monthly kit and bike reviews, as well as longer articles on things like good ride locations and nutrition for long distance riders. It also features more ‘lifestyle’ type features, looking at the impact of cycling on women’s lives.