women’s cycling

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

In this week’s internet roundup we have some heavily discussed topics like Abu Dhabi and the inaugural UCI gala; we introduce you junior Georgia Mansfield, WeLoveCycling’s new documentary and the nonprofit GearingUp. We side with Total Women’s Cycling in encouraging you to ride @forjenn and we have plenty of interesting reads in our shorts section. […]

The Ella Awards: celebrating the best of the season

The inaugural UCI Gala took place in Abu Dhabi this past weekend, and while 17 great cyclists were celebrated, we felt that some athletes were left out. Specifically, female athletes. So we came up with our own Ella Awards to celebrate the season’s best moments and performances. 1. Best overall season It’s a rare rider that […]


A beginner’s guide to prepping for a time trial

This is part two of a series on preparing for races of different disciplines. If you missed last week’s column on prepping for criteriums, catch up here. Time Trials – you either love them or hate them. Although I’m no Linda Villumsen, I do love the burning lungs, legs on fire and the post race […]

Add these to your wardrobe: women’s cycling kit and socks we love

Looking for some new cycling apparel to wear this spring and summer? Let us help you with your next kit purchase. We have spent months riding and reviewing some of the freshest kits, shoes and socks on the market. See reviews here: Kit review: round one featuring Velocio, Rapha, Specialized, Search and State, and Fondo– here. […]


Marianne Vos, Hannah Barnes, Manon Carpenter and Lauren Kitchen launch new initiative

With the goals of the continued development of women’s cycling, giving women a stage to show themselves and getting more women on bikes, a host of professional cyclists like Marianne Vos, Hannah Barnes, Lauren Kitchen and gathered in London this evening to launch Strongher, The Stage for Women Who Ride. Claiming it to be “one […]


Tips on choosing a sports doctor or physio

If you’ve been riding or racing for a while, there’s a good chance you have suffered an injury or illness- whether from overtraining, a bad bike fit or a crash. A rehab plan is your best bet for getting back on the bike fully recovered and in a realistic timeframe, but who to turn to […]


Pumpkin protein pancakes

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. And while my daily breakfast is pretty plain –either a big bowl of Greek yogurt or some sort of porridge –I like to get a little more creative on the weekends, especially before long, base-mile rides. And when I say “creative” I mean taking straight-up recipes and […]

Drinking, binge eating, adventures and family time: doing the off season right

The days after the world championships are usually a mixed bag of emotions. All the pressure and anxiety leading up to the championships are washed away as soon as you cross the finish line (and of course later that evening when the washing away is done by some form of alcohol). Total elation, you made […]


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

In this week’s internet roundup we have some heavily discussed topics like race radios, car-bike collisions and whether or not there should be gendered products. Meanwhile we’re applauding Rwanda’s Jeanne D’Arc Girubuntu appearance (and consequent media attention) as well as Kris Auer’s push for equal prize money in cyclocross. And of course, we’ve got plenty of videos, […]


“Every day I think about Rio”: exclusive video with Lizzie Armitstead

From the Ella archives: Every weekend we bring back one of our archived stories just in case you had missed it the first time. We talked to the newly crowned world champion, Lizzie Armitstead, just minutes after she sprinted to rainbow glory this past weekend. She stated that winning something once is enough and while […]