At the pointy end: A preview of the women contesting the National Hill Climb title

At 1.30pm on Sunday, the first woman will set off on Streatley Hill, competing in the national hill climb championships. She will be followed, at thirty second intervals, by 109 others, and preceded (earlier in the day) by 31 junior women. This edition of the national hill climb championships is a landmark event for women’s … Continue reading At the pointy end: A preview of the women contesting the National Hill Climb title

From the bottom up: Cycling’s lack of diversity and what clubs can do about it.

Length: Oh boy it's a long'un. But, it's so important. Get your cuppa and your snack and take a seat. Set aside some time to think about it after. Audience: Everyone. Cyclists, clubs, prospective cyclists, other sports clubs. Sentence summary: Cycling is an unequal sport, dominated by the white male. Cycling clubs can do more … Continue reading From the bottom up: Cycling’s lack of diversity and what clubs can do about it.

Hill Climb Season: This Year will be Different

Length: No beverages required Audience: Those who read this blog, anyone with an interest in gender equality in cycling Sentence summary: I asked a few big brands to change their behaviour, and they did (*/have told me they will).  A while back, I posted this article about gender inequality and hill climbs, highlighting issues from … Continue reading Hill Climb Season: This Year will be Different

Prize money matters: Brown envelopes and hill climb season

Length: One sizeable cup of tea, and a good dunking biscuit (+ additional time after for mulling it over).  Audience: Hill climbers, hill climb organisers, female cyclists Summary: Unequal prizes are a problem, why, and how we might fix it.  Before I start,  I'd like to express that nothing I have written undermines my gratitude … Continue reading Prize money matters: Brown envelopes and hill climb season