It’s 2017, and a lot of us are really looking for positives, and one of the best ones I’m finding is doing something to help women’s cycling. We can all do this – just set aside five minutes a week, get online, and you can make a difference, to your favourite riders, teams and races. You can do this at lunchtime at work, on the bus or train – I do it in ad breaks, when I’m watching TV!
But the key is, even five minutes can definitely help the sport. Whenever I talk to anyone involved in cycling, these are the actions they recommend, and they’re super-simple. None of this is new – we’ve talked about a lot of this since we started the site, for example, a few years ago, when Amber Pierce started her #ClickThruThurs initiative – but with the internet moving so fast, it’s always worth re-visiting.
Basically, the key is to take a tiny little bit of time a week (or more!) to engage with riders and races, their sponsors and team media and thank them for what they do, and to share media that covers women’s cycling. It’s so simple, that it almost seems too easy, but it really, really makes a difference. I’ve got ten suggestions that I try to make time for whenever I can.