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women’s cycling

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Nicole Cooke shares her no-limits approach to women’s cycling

Nicole Cooke is no ordinary cyclist. Not only has she won Olympic gold and the women’s equivalent of the Tour de France (the Grand Boucle in 2006), she had to do it despite the barriers she faced – broken contracts, unpaid wages, injury and drugs cheats, all of which she documented in her ground-breaking autobiography, … Continue reading

Bristol Grand Prix: importance of contributing to the women’s racing calendar

It will come as no surprise that any event I would be involved in organising would have to have a pretty inclusive attitude.  And that is exactly the ethos the new Bristol Grand Prix cycle race on 20th June is trying hard to put at its core.  It’s only the inaugural year so not everything will … Continue reading

Sporting highlights to celebrate IWD in 2015

International Women’s Day, 8th March, has gone from strength to strength in recent years as a celebration of all things for women.  And if you want to celebrate through sport there is plenty going on here in Bristol to help you on your way.  This year’s theme is ‘Make it Happen’ – maybe through a … Continue reading

Sport Watch adventures to Namibia, part 2

When travelling anywhere these days I am highly attuned to the indicators of a healthy ‘women’s sport’ culture, i.e.: media coverage, visible role models and priority given to national women’s teams.  Having the opportunity to spend three weeks in Namibia fully immersed in sport (specifically cycling) has given me a good starting insight to the … Continue reading

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