Spokeswomen

Women’s cycling pages, empowering women through the bicycle.

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ACTIVISM Bristol Bike Project – Freedom of Movement Fear of Cycling Feminism and Cycling, the “Untrammeled Woman” Femme Pedale Social Movements and the Bicycle The 56a bike blog The 56a bike workshop Vélorutionary? BIKE BLOGS Cycletopia Femme Pedale Grease Rag Ride & Wrench Help! My chain came off TeamGlow Womens’ Cycling Network The 56a bike blog BODY AND HEALTH Bump…

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Spokewomen London

Monday night at London Bike Kitchen is W.a.G. night (Woman and Gender-variant). WaG is a dedicated space for women and gender-variant people to fix their own bikes, with mechanics on hand for help and advice. We also run (mixed gender) introductory courses (on other days) for people who are very new to bike mechanics, or want to refresh their skills. WaG includes…

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Spokeswomen Oxford

Rides – it goes without saying really, cycling is what we are all about. We want to bring women together to enjoy the freedom and power of being on two-wheels.  We do not as yet have a regular schedule but details of ad-hoc rides will go up as and when. Also check out all-women cycling club Isis Cyclists Beryl’s Night – a womens workshop…

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Spokeswomen Leeds

Pedallers’ Arms Part of the spokeswomen project, Pedallers Arms is a DIY bike workshop where you can come and fix your own bike, with help on hand if you need it. Pedallers is really women friendly but also has a Sunday session for women/trans – 3rd Sunday of the month Women’s cycle training – on road cycle training for women by…

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Spokewomen Newcastle

I heart bikes – Bike mechanics courses for women, run by women. Run on Saturdays throughout the year. Contact . Women’s cycle training– on-road cycle training for women from the perspective of a woman. Currently we are working on a project with JET, Re-cyke Y’bike, Northumbria University and Newcastle Science city. This project focuses on engaging women from black and minority ethnic backgrounds in…

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How to deal with aggresive drivers?

I found this website the other day all based on one woman’s experience of cycling through London. Here is just one of her experiences: “Our first wanker was angry that a bicycle was on the road. He hit his horn whilst behind me, whilst I was waiting in the cycle box at the traffic lights. As he turned at the junction alongside…

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Fighting the fear: how I got confident on the road

Theres a lot of talk about women being more nervous of cycling on the roads than men.  I don’t know if I agree with that.  I do think they’re often more prepared to admit fear, which is definitely not the same thing. I suspect that men often mask their nerves in lycra and bravado whereas women decide that cycling is…

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Boris is bringing cycling into the mainstream

Given that I always find myself encouraging people onto two wheels, my scepticism of a public London bike scheme felt slightly at odds. I loved the idea but really didn’t know what to expect, and if Boris was in charge felt sure it was destined to fail. How wrong could I have been? Yeah there is plenty to criticise, with empty…

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About Spokeswomen

This is a blog for women who cycle and stand up for women’s right to ride, fix and have good old-fashioned fun on bikes. Spokeswomen, you might say.   We believe every woman who braves the cat calls and takes to the road on a bike should be applauded. We want to be part of active community across the country…

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Oxford foraging bike ride

This week (16-23 june) is Oxford Bike Week. To mark the occasion we took to the saddle and we went looking for free food on the toe paths and in the hedge-rows of oxford. We found loads of elderflower, lime leaves, nettles, horthorn, berries, poppies, some fungus and even pre-packaged sandwiches and salads from a well-known food chain’s bin (true urban…

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