women’s cycling

Spice up your ride

Bringing your personal style to cycling doesn’t stop at picking out your bike or helmet. There are tons of ways to spice up your ride and your cycling gear to keep things interesting this season. A dab of colour here, a couple patterns there, and you’ll have a personalised cycling style like no other. Bike accessories […]

Abrupt welcome to Dutch racing: Nettie Edmondson’s Boels Rental Ladies Tour stage one diary

Australian Nettie Edmondson (Wiggle Honda) is on daily diary duty for Ella CyclingTips out of the Boels Rental Ladies Tour. The six-day stage race in Holland is Edmondson’s final bit of road racing of the season, and serves as important preparation for the team time trial at the 2015 Road World Championships in 19 days […]

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 […]