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I really enjoy the variety of styles and subjects I get to write about for Total Women’s Cycling, and this selection of some of my recent posts are a great example of the breadth of content I (and the site!) cover. Whether you like road cycling or mountain biking, inspirational stories or topical issues, or want advice on gear and bikes, there’s something for you there.

5 Issues in Professional Women’s Cycling More Important Than THAT Kit

Seen THAT Colombian women’s cycling team kit? You might have laughed. You might have been shocked. You probably shared it. But there are much bigger, more important issues facing professional women’s cycling. Want to change things? Share THIS instead.

The new Juliana Roubion mountain bike has already caused a stir in the world of women’s mountain biking. With 150mm of travel and 27.5’ wheels, it’s a welcome addition to the thin ranks of women’s specific all-mountain bikes.

In a luscious Evergreen colour with matching decals on the forks and wheels, it’s a beauty of a bike, but rest assured it’s got the brawn and brains to match.

Read more at Total Women’s Cycling | Review Juliana Roubion All-Moutain Bike

The Juliana Roubion in action in, appropriately enough, Roubion France. Image courtesy of Sven Martin.

Review: Fox Rampage Pro Carbon Full Face Helmet

The Fox Rampage Pro Carbon Given Helmet from Fox Head is a new addition to their line-up, and Fox have been pushing it hard. They claim it’s the most comfortable downhill mountain bike helmet on the market. Are they right?

If you’re going to test claims like that, you want to give the product a proper test. So this helmet has crashed on a downhill track at Morzine, ridden through hot summer trails in La Thuile, and for the ultimate test taken on a rain sodden Megavalanche in Alpe D’Huez.

Read more at Total Women’s Cycling | Review: Fox Rampage Pro Carbon Helmet


Somewhere in the woods, three quarters of the way down the Megavalanche racecourse, sliding down a muddy slope on my bum, dragging my bike, I reflected that this wasn’t how I’d imagined my racing adventure to pan out.

The gloop encasing the wheels had stopped them turning, and the sheer volume of it had quadrupled the overall weight of the bike. I was brown top to toe, soaking wet, and very tired.

Read more at Total Women’s Cycling | Mediocre to Mega: Megavalanche Survivor


Love mountain biking but prefer not to clip in? Whether it’s the freedom to put a foot down around corners, or you like the security of being able to get off the pedals quickly, mountain bike flat pedals are a great option for a lot of MTBers.

We’ve scoured the internet to bring you a selection of the most popular MTB flat pedals, from entry level to high performance.

Read more at Total Women’s Cycling | 10 of the Best Flat Pedals

If you like mountain biking (or even if you don’t) the chances are the name Rachel Atherton will be familiar to you. Part of the GT Factory Racing team alongside brother Gee and Dan, she’s won numerous races and mainstream plaudits.

And part of the reason you know about her? Gill Harris. Gill is the marketing and PR guru on the GT Factory Racing Team whose role includes everything from liaising with sponsors and arranging photo-shoots to making sure those awesome video edits get great coverage in the press.

Read more at Total Women’s Cycling | Gill Harris Atherton Racing PR and Marketing

The chances are, if you’ve ridden a Brompton you’re already converted to the cause. If you haven’t, and you are looking for a folding bicycle, you should really give one a go because they are a rather special machine.
This very British bicycle company are legendary worldwide for their folding bikes, and people literally do come from around the world to purchase them. They are still based in an office and factory in West London, which also means that there is easy and speedy access to spare parts, and they are renowned for their excellent customer service.
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