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FEATURE ❘ INTERVIEW


very male dominated. I think we have to keep conversations going about women in business, politics, sport and in all walks of life. Keep people thinking about what we expect from women and how can we continue to address the social imbalance... it seems a simple place to start by destroying the notion that we all want to wear pink sportswear?!


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Why do you think more women are turning to cycling, is it for fitness or convenience, or both?


I have always felt too time starved to go to the gym, so it’s great for exercise, but cycling is free transport, independence, empowerment and, as a Londoner, keeps me out of the stuffy tubes and busses. The repetitive nature of riding a bike has a meditative quality for me too, I think it is as good for my head as it is for my body. I couldn’t tell you exactly why other women are taking to cycling, I would guess it’s some or all of the above but perhaps in the city cost and convenience win for most people?


March 2015 l Cycling World 99


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