This week we talk up a storm about all the racing that’s happened over the last week (and how it’s nice to get live video this week!). We catch up on Drenthe, Drentse8 and the ABSA Cape Epic. There’s another very open video from Wiggle High5 about their performance on the weekend. There’s been some really interesting articles come out that caught our attention as well – and as always we have heaps of links, videos, articles and more in the post below. Dan doesn’t actually pick a fight with anyone this week but we do invent a new board game. It’s a long one and it plumbs new depths of nerdery! (1:23:02 MIN / 76.02 MB)
Things we talked about
This Cylance team intro video is like some promo for an awesome TV show:
This week’s racing
- Videos and more from the 2016 Ronde van Drenthe and the Drentse Acht van Westerveld, including the very honest Wiggle High5 RvD video, and Sarah’s home-made English commentary for the short highlights
- Absa Cape Epic – check the out examples of their videos – there are tons more on the Cape Epic YouTube. Little clip about why Sasol sponsors the women’s race. Follow the race live with the race’s excellent twitter, live ticker and the #CapeEpic and #8DaysOfCourage hashtags
Other things we talked about
Football, bicycles, hashtags: how women are reclaiming public space in India, including how cycling is helping girls stay in education.
Four very different pieces from riders:
- Lizzie Williams has a really moving and honest piece on mental health and depression
- Alexis Ryan on choosing the type of rider she wants to be
- Chloe Hosking‘s “My experience working with, for and under women for most of my career isn’t the norm, it’s a privilege“
- Katie Archibald writes about her recent media coverage
And in different kinds of rider news, Femke van den Driessche has abandoned her defence against the mechanical doping charges.
Little trailer for a documentary about Rwandan cyclist Jeanne d’Arc Girubuntu:
There have a couple of things around this week about cycling, gender issues and sexism:
- We loved the photos from this Manchester Suffragette-themed ride.
- And this piece, Calm Down Dude, on the links between how women are/n’t engaged in the videogame world and in MTB, on Singletrack Magazine, is where Dan’s interests collide.
- Also over there, Hannah Dobson writes about the highly irritating Jeffsy ad campaign.
- We’re sad this is needed, but there’s a guide to dealing with street harassment as a female cyclist, including sexual harassment, on Next City.
Linked to all of this, Danielle Kosecki is collecting examples of cycling sexism during 2016 – you can send her your contributions to cyclingsexism [at] gmail [dot] com.
Sarah wrote about the Women’s World Tour media, and the UCI’s issues with expectation management (again). And on the other hand, some great UCI media: their profile of Kristina Vogel at the 2016 Track World Championships
Thanks to anyone who nominated Sarah for a 2016 Women’s Sports Trust Be A Game Changer awards – check out all the brilliant cycling people in the nominations too!
Interview with New York City’s Transport Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan in the Guardian, on changing the transport culture in NYC and elsewhere. Sadik-Khan has a book out about her work and theories, Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution. And an Interview with Bonnie Tu, Chief Financial Officer of Giant Bicycles and creator of their LIV brand.
Annika Langvad video-profile – including how to train for adventure/endurance MTB in the Danish winter
Heal fast Ellen van Dijk:
Wade Wallace’s article about Ella Cycling Tips: Nine things I learned after launching a women’s cycling website – and the Wheel Women response.
And Owen’s profile of Liv-Plantur rider Molly Weaver.
We really liked Rochelle Gilmore’s recent Giveaway per day campaign to declutter!
Two interviews by Sarah – listen to and read the inty with Loes Gunnewijk on retirement, the Spring Classics, racing London 2012 Olympics, and the problems of Olympic selection for the Dutch; and asked Matrix Procycling boss Stef Wyman a series of questions sourced from twitter – listen here.
The United Ride team launch video
Absa Cape Epic, til 20th March, South Africa
2016 Para-cycling Track World Championships, 17-20th March, Montechiari, Italy – Sarah’s guide to watching the streaming, and following live
As always, Sarah is funded to do her cycling work thanks to her Patreon Supporters – you can join them from as little as £1.50/€2/$2 a month, all the information is over here.