Ok kids, thanks for coming along. Welcome to the new home of The Unofficial, Unsanctioned Women’s UCI Cycling Show. Slowly but surely I’m getting my shit together and starting to get things properly set up. I don’t want to write a manifesto or anything but the short version of things is that I really like women’s cycling and wanted to get to know more about it, so I asked my mate Sarah, who knows everything about women’s cycling to help me out.
We started recording a podcast, mostly so that I could swear a lot and make Sarah laugh, but also to discuss women’s races, issues and associated events and ideas. We’re having a lot of fun and at least two people have said they like it (no, one of them is not my mum – thanks for asking though), so we’ll probably keep doing that.
This site’s mostly a convenient place to update the podcast every time it’s released but I’m also hoping that it’ll develop over time into a place where we can share ideas about how to grow the sport, how to interact with sponsors, teams, riders, organisers and so on. I’m also really passionate about the idea of building an extended network of real-world contacts who are able to assist in building the sport sustainably.
The truth is that you probably know someone who is in a position to make a decision or offer a service that could really help a team, or a rider, or a race. Fuck, you might even BE that person. It’s not hard to match people with opportunities. The hard part is building the connections and community where those people and opportunities can be introduced. That’s what I’m hoping we’ll be able to build here.
All of that is a long way of saying that your contributions are very, very welcome. I promise to have fun and swear a lot along the way.