Help support Specialized-lululemon – the Velocio Sports Project X

This is a really interesting project – as Specialized-lululemon‘s sponsorship deals with Specialized and lululemon come to an end, team boss Kristy Scrymgeour is planning a new way of funding the team, and engaging fans in growing women’s cycling at the same time.  She’s set up an indiegogo fundraiser to try to raise $700,000 – and just donating a dollar makes you part of the Velociosports club, with more perks including t-shirts, jerseys the chance to talk to and ride with team members, and legend Ina-Yoko Teutenberg.  Click through and read all about it, and in this article on Bicycling Magazine’s site – and if you can, please donate.  The fundraiser runs until 5th September, and I’ll be watching it with interest!

Oh, and if you need further persuading, check out this team video, with Carmen Small and the team demonstrating echelons and pacelines, using attack biscuits….


Happy New Year, women’s cycling fans!

It’s been a great 2012 in the world of women’s cycling – and even more fun, for me, being able to share it with other fans. It’s lovely, being connected to this world, making friends, sharing things I love with other people who love it too.

If you missed it earlier, here are Dan’s and my highlights of the 2012 season, from our podcast – and actually, podcasting has been one of my personal highlights – especially our interviews with Amber Pierce and Helen Wyman – and another was the crazy, exciting, fun, bonkers project that was the Unofficial Unsanctioned Social Media Jersey.  Huge thanks, from the bottom of my heart, to everyone who contributed, whether by giving money, nominating, voting or just sharing the project with other people.

And thanks to everyone who’s ever “liked”, re-blogged or re-tweeted anything on my women’s cycling tumblr or twitter, shared, commented on or just read anything on this blog.  The interaction with people makes me happy – knowing that we can connect with each other, and through our own social media, and little initiatives, like the Jersey, or like Click Thru Thursdays (if you’ve missed that, check out Amber Pierce’s original post, and my post about it – as well as the twitter hashtag) we are doing our bit to promote and help the sport.  I can’t wait to see what we come up with, together, next year!

Here’s to a fantastic 2013 to all the teams, riders and races who work so hard provide us with so much entertainment, and to the media – whether “home-made” or mainstream – and to all women’s cycling fans, wherever you are.  May the new year bring you everything you want!

Thanks again, for everything