Women's Cycling

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Inspiring women from the saddle - Glasgow Women's Library

CTC's Cycle Development Officer in Scotland, Suzanne Forup, is hoping that CTC will be able to fill a new shelf at the Glasgow Women's Library - with books by female cycle authors.
Paperback edition of Two Wheels in the Dust

Last week marked the 4th anniversary of the death of Anne Mustoe, ex-headmistress and intrepid cycle traveller. Her travels by bike started in 1987, when she embarked on a round-the-world trip. She wasn't slim or sporty, and couldn't fix a puncture.

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Top 7 placing for Team CTC in Bedford Bank Holiday Race

Team CTC manager Steve Bailey said: “It was a tough Bank Holiday weekend of racing in all that the weather could throw at us” after the riders' first stage race of the year
Team CTC riders at the start line

The ladies showed a great team effort in their first British International race, competing against the best teams in the country and guest teams from overseas.

This was the first stage race of the year in this country, a gruelling test of ability, multi-discipline competence and stamina and a test to stay the course, in true road racing style.


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Eileen Sheridan

Eileen Sheridan was one of the most celebrated cyclist (male or female) in the 1940s and 1950s. Many of the records she set then have not yet been broken, and she is now in her 90th year! She remains a positive force for cycling, and a member of CTC...
Eileen Sheridan on a 12-hour time trial

Eileen Sheridan does not sound as if she is in her 90th year. Her voice is young and clear, and she speaks enthusiastically of her passion for cycling and her happy memories of the sport – competing and touring for fun.

The dates don’t lie, however.   She was born in October 1924, and spent the 1940s and 50s on a bicycle, breaking all the records of the Women’s Road Records Association.

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Sue Booth talks cycling and fabulous ladies

Sue Booth runs Chester Fabulous Ladies - a ladies only cycling club - and here she talks about her experiences in getting ladies out on two wheels.
Sue Booth rides with the Chester Fabulous Ladies

I was inspired just before Christmas by the news story of Juliana Buhring, who became the first woman to cycle around the world.  When I read her story, I was even more impressed – with very little experience and not many miles behind her, she set off and just kept going. 

Even with the success of cycling in 2012 and outstanding female riders such as Victoria Pendleton, women remain surprisingly reticent about venturing out on two wheels.  What are the barriers to women cycling?

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My day at the Cycletta Wiltshire sportive

Last weekend I was invited to attend Cycletta - a ladies only sportive or challenge ride - and what a wonderful atmosphere!
Cycletta Wiltshire ladies' sportive

I arrived at the beautiful Lydiard Park on a slightly damp and cloudy day, but the weather didn't seem to dampen spirits. The main arena sported bright colourful banners, secure cycle parking facilities, extra toilets, information stalls and, of course, the famous "pamper zone".


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