Presents for women’s cycling fans 2016 – Part 2: things made by professional cyclists

I always laugh at myself for my inability to write snappy, SEO-able titles, but I’m proud that I’ve managed to edit this down from “Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah/Solstice/Any-other-celebration/secular/birthday/payday gifts for women’s cycling fans, women who love bikes, and cycling fans in general I guess, that are made by, or with, or help support professional women riders”.  I’m ridiculous!

But it’s a category I always really enjoy, because there are always interesting things to see, and of course I really love things that support the riders.  You can find the 2014 edition here, and last year’s.  Have a look at all of them, because a lot of those things are still for sale.

Let’s start with things that support professional women’s cycling teams.  I pulled together posts of how to buy 2016 team kit and other goodies earlier in the year, and these always make good gifts – you can find the post full of 2016 WorldTour team shops, and USA domestic squads as well.

And another one, from a great UK domestic team, who I really like:

As always, if there’s anything I’ve missed, please do leave a message in the comments, or tweet me, and I’ll edit it in.  And I don’t get any financial benefit from sharing these links – I just enjoy it, and hope you will too.

So in no particular order…

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Women’s cycling round-up – a podcast post without the podcast!

Dan’s sick this week, and could barely speak, let alone podcast, but there’s still been lots of racing, news and interesting *stuff* from the last week in the sport…. Here are all the links we would have talked about this week!

Last week’s racing

2016 Enduro World Series #3, Wicklow

Videos:  Pre-race, track previewone-minute and longer highlights, and photo galleries on the EWS website and PinkBike, from practice and racingFull results

16 year old Leah Maunsell won the u21 competition – here’s a video profile of her, from Kona:

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Amgen Tour of California

We’ve had Stage 1, and here are the long highlights

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More 2015 clothing collaborations with cyclists

Yesterday I showed you three recent collaborations between professional cyclists and cycling kit companies (with more at the end!) and today I’ve got more clothing collaborations – socks, kit, jeans and some casual clothing to help a team.  And if you’re in the same country as these guys, you can still get them in time for Christmas!  (Need more last minute Hanukkah/Christmas/Solstice/2015 birthday gifts for a women’s cycling fan, or woman who loves bikes?  Check out my shopping category, which is full of links to everything from art, to jewellery, to books, to random stuff from the last three years).

Emily Kachoreks’ Voler kits

I’m starting with USA cyclist Emily Kachorek‘s kits, that are for sale on Voler.  Kachorek’s the co-founder of handmade bike company Squid Bikes, and helps design all these jerseys (and gets a cut of the profits).  They have that streetart/cartoony vibe, and are available in women’s and men’s designs, with long & short sleeves, thermal versions, and even bibshorts, and I especially love the jersey full of monsters, and the black & white one – so vibrant and happy, and Megster, who told me about these, says kids love them when she rides past them.

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Podcast 2014 Episode 36 – The Swedish Gods Unleashed Hell

Podcast logoIt’s been a couple of weeks since we last recorded (sorry, but sometimes we need to take a week off, catch our breath and regroup to get through to the end of the season – think of it like us having a rest day in the middle of the grand tour that is the season). Anyway, we catch up on ALL the racing since last time we spoke which includes the Ladies Tour of Norway, Vårgårda World Cups – Team Time Trial and Road Race, the last of this year’s MTB World Cups in Méribel, and even the Tour of the King Valley in the Australian National Road Series. We also discuss how far we’ve come in the last couple of years with improved video coverage and how that results in shifting our expectations from races (in a good way), and so much other stuff. It’s an amazing episode and it’s here for you to enjoy right now! (1:32:42 MIN / 89.00 MB)

 

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Links to things we saw around the web this week

 

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