mercalia wrote:What is stopping women from cycling?
"About 50% fewer women than men cycle twice a week or more, according to transport charity Sustrans, and when it comes to cycling on the roads, the number drops again."
I really don’t know but observe that all the ladies in my family have at one time or other had a bike and ridden it, some still have bikes and they are gathering dust. My Mrs is happy to run on a tread mill but not happy to cycle up a hill, her attitude doesn’t make sense to me but I’m wise enough not to argue. She has mentioned that the seating area on a Lady’s bike creates challenges that men don’t face. I also wonder whether the physical effort required puts many ladies off of cycling and likewise vulnerability on the road. Perhaps it’s more of a U.K. thing, apparently a lot of Ladies cycle in Holland (but it is flat there and there are safe places to cycle).