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by Altissima
28 Nov 2018, 5:27pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 158
Views: 15931

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

Charliepolecat - there is a factor that you haven't considered, that women are traditionally the carers in society. We give birth to and rear children, we care for elderly relatives and generally, we have less disposable time and income than men. I don't participate in long distance events now as I ...
by Altissima
19 Nov 2018, 9:33am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 158
Views: 15931

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

There are a lot of women mostly based cycle groups starting (started) up all over the country.... what area do you live... as there might be some in your area. There are quite a few around Manchester, Sheffield, Yorks, Midlands. Hi, I am based in the Midlands and could join a group in either Leices...
by Altissima
18 Nov 2018, 2:22pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 158
Views: 15931

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

What puts me off joining a group ride is past experience of (in a mainly male group) being patronised and treated to sexist comments. I know that not all men act this way but if I could find a group of mainly female cyclists I would be happy. Until then I will carry on riding with my partner or on ...
by Altissima
12 Nov 2018, 11:25pm
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 158
Views: 15931

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

What puts me off joining a group ride is past experience of (in a mainly male group) being patronised and treated to sexist comments. I know that not all men act this way but if I could find a group of mainly female cyclists I would be happy. Until then I will carry on riding with my partner or on m...
by Altissima
25 Mar 2018, 11:40am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 158
Views: 15931

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

A bit of research on the internet uncovered this post on Sustrans referring to a 2009 survey that they carried out; https://www.sustrans.org.uk/blog/why-dont-more-women-cycle As a result Sustrans launched a Motion for Women petition because their survey revealed that: not feeling safe was the bigges...
by Altissima
23 Mar 2018, 10:49am
Forum: Women's cycling interests
Topic: What is stopping women from cycling?
Replies: 158
Views: 15931

Re: What is stopping women from cycling?

I do not think anything is stopping women from cycling,but I would suggest many women find cycling incompatible with their self-image.For example many women choose to have their nails manicured,and spend more £ than men on hair cuts,make-up and other things which they seem to believe will make them...
by Altissima
26 Jan 2018, 3:46pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?
Replies: 359
Views: 41222

Re: What can we do to encourage more women to cycle?

I'm certain that the gender gap makes up a part of it in the UK (and other English speaking, car-centric countries like the USA and Australia), where women; -generally have the responsibility to see that children get to school and other activities -have less time due to the combination of work and ...