Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Welcome to the Girl's Guide to Life on Two Wheels

Hello and welcome to the blog!

The purpose of this blog is to celebrate female cyclists, discuss all things cycling (girly or not so girly), highlight all the great products and services out there (without overtly trying to flog you anything) and keep you updated on the latest news and views from the wonderful world of two wheels.

Statistics show men are three times more likely to cycle than women. But we refuse to accept that cycling is a man's world. So throughout the blog we'll be looking at the reasons why women don't cycle - and the reasons why they should.

Newspapers are full of stories about cycling, whether it's the debate over cycle lanes, horror stories about cyclists being crushed by HGVs, tales of 'Lycra louts' terrorising pedestrians and other road-users alike, or alarmist statistic-twisting claiming cycling is more dangerous than selling ones soul to Lucifer. And yes, much of these stories are written by men, for men.

Let's redress the balance and portray cycling as it actually is - a fantastic hobby, a quick, convenient and healthy form of transport, and a positive lifestyle choice.

I hope you enjoy the blog, and please get in touch with any feedback. Pix courtesy of the lovely folk at Sustrans.

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