women’s cycling

What you need to know about riding with “the boys”

Whether it’s a gran fondo, your local mid-week race or the bike commute to work, there are many times in which you may be riding with or against male cyclists. I love riding with dudes. And after numerous rides, and regularly being outnumbered 20 to 1 in terms of male to female riders at my […]


How to make money riding a bike

How can you make money with a bike? Certainly not by racing one. I have a different plot in mind today. Let’s talk about bike commuting. How often, when you are filling up your tank with gas, paying insurance bills or changing your oil, do you consider that the money exiting your bank account is […]


Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

This is a jam-packed edition of Ella Picks. Relive the excitement that was GP Plouay with race reports and loads of video. Preview the Rio Olympic course with Tiffany Cromwell. Catch up on news from the week you might have missed including Lucy Martin’s retirement announcement. Further delve into topics we’ve recently discussed such as […]


Too many bikes?

I’m sure you have all heard the saying “n+1 is the perfect number of bikes to own” – where “n” = the number of bike you have. With new bikes and new technology getting better and better each year, it’s hard to avoid upgrade and addition syndrome. I mean, have you seen the new 2016 […]


Lizzie Armitstead wins small group sprint in Plouay to repeat as World Cup overall winner

Six months ago, the day before she won her first UCI Women Road World Cup of the season, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) insisted that repeating as World Cup overall winner was not a priority in 2015. By the time she had taken her second World Cup win in Philadelphia, Armitstead had changed her tune. She was […]


Orica-AIS: What I know now that I wish I knew then

The tip section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign-up is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” It’s a question we ask repeatedly in interviews. We ask professional cyclists. We ask industry leaders. We ask the women we met on […]


GP de Plouay to determine the last-ever winner of a women’s World Cup

Nine rounds down, only one race remains in the UCI Women Road World Cup. Not only is it the final World Cup of the season, it’s likely the final World Cup ever. The UCI has confirmed plans to roll out the Women’s World Tour next year, which means an end to the World Cup series, […]


Plan to succeed

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and advice with Ella readers in a ‘Weekly Wisdom’ training tips column. Additionally, once a month, Alison will respond to your training, riding or racing questions.  Got a question for Alison and her team? Simply […]


Australian National Team results at Trophee d’Or play integral part of Australia’s success in Europe in 2015

Australia’s female road cyclists have been making their mark all over Europe this year, chalking up an impressive 16 international victories from nine different winners. These collective results have seen Australia jump up from ninth to fifth overall in the UCI nation rankings, which are hugely important in this Olympic year. Ranked ninth, Australia would […]


Building better bike shops to grow women’s cycling

I love some of my local bike shops, from the slick neatly arranged ones with coffee bars and regular women’s rides to the one where you have to weave through chaotically arranged bikes to get in but are greeted with some interesting new tale every time. They are friendly and feel welcoming and I love […]