Sarah Connolly is one of the UK’s best known voices in the field of women’s cycling. She is a prolific writer, providing content for a huge number of cycling sites and blogs including Total Women’s Cycling, and an extremely popular and engaging tweeter. She also runs busy tumblr and wordpress blogs and is, alongside Dan Wright, one of the voices you’ll hear on the unashamedly enthusiastic and unapologetically sweary podcast, ‘The Unofficial Unsanctioned Women’s UCI Cycling Show’ .
Sarah’s popularity as a women’s cycling writer stems from her infectious enthusiasm for the subject coupled with her encyclopaedic knowledge of it. She is one of cycling’s foremost fangirls.
There’s no better place to see this for yourself than on her Unofficial Unsanctioned Women’s UCI Cycling Blog at prowomenscycling.com. The site is generally updated daily and sometimes more often than that, with posts on the full gamut of women’s cycling issues. The blog is largely based around her reports on most of the major UCI events, whether it is road racing, mountain biking, BMX or any of the rest. As well as this, you get more long-form writing, such as a piece looking at the financial costs of running a pro women’s cycling team or another on the issue of doping within the sport. She’ll also post interesting videos and links, tips, advice and buying guides and discounts. The editorial selection criteria seems to be anything to do with women’s cycling that Sarah thinks is really very interesting and, as mentioned previously, that covers most things.