We wouldn’t be doing women’s cycling justice if we didn’t cover that most intimate point of contact – the saddle.
Whyte take a unique approach to bike design, whichever style of bicycle they make. Here’s why we love Whyte Women’s Bikes.
Liv Bikes are designed by women, for women. Here are a few of our bestsellers, and with good reason.
LAST UPDATED 5 FEBRUARY 2019 Written by Jenny Tough, a cycling and adventure enthusiast. You can see her talk at the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. Pictured: Bikepacking in Montenegro I’m a firm believer that we all need adventure in our lives. Adventures encourage us to explore, dream, discover, and, most importantly (IMO), push out the… Read more »
Written by Gwynneth, Bicycle Co-op fan and confident electric cyclist. It is safe to say that this bike revolutionised my commute. Four years ago I stopped cycling to work after a near miss with a taxi. On top of this, the demands of childcare meant that I couldn’t get to nursery in time for pick-up.… Read more »
Post Updated 29th January 2019 Liv are the only global bicycle brand, solely managed and staffed by women. Their ambition is to create women’s bikes that look better, fit better and ride better. To this end Liv went to great lengths – literally – by measuring the key differences in men and women’s vital… Read more »
We’re proud to have Eileen, pro cyclist and all round barrel of laughs working part-time for us in our Online Team. We asked her a few questions about her life as a pro, her sources of inspiration, and her thoughts on women’s cycling.
LAST UPDATED 1ST FEBRUARY 2019 Liv Avail Every Liv Avail women’s road bike is designed by Liv and the lightweight Aluxx frame and carbon fork is built by Giant, to create a road bike that matches speed potential with all-day comfort. Bar-top brake levers A fine example of Liv’s designed by women for women philosophy:… Read more »
…”What I discovered however was a distinct lack of nicely designed female specific kit. I felt the products available were an afterthought of the mens’.”
Billie Fleming single-handedly proved that you don’t need to start all that young in order to be one of the greatest endurance athletes the world has seen.
“One time a pal of mine prodded my thigh in a non-sexy way and I was met with slightly horrified squeals when they discovered just how strong my legs are.”
“Judging by the success of the Belles on Bikes network in Scotland, I’m not the only woman that likes to spend the weekend pedalling the backroads searching for the perfect lemon drizzle.”
“…All these factors make Heimat an unlikely candidate for a cycling expedition. The belly alone suggests he is more at home on a sofa than a saddle. The truth is, he has cycled thousands of miles across four continents.”
In fact, the reasons aren’t so hard to find: While there are plenty of women and girls who do cycle – and quite happily, even on the scariest roads – women are statistically more likely to be busy caring for children or responsible for doing the weekly shop.
Beryl Burton, arguably one of the greatest female cyclists of all time, will forever have a special connection with liquorice allsorts.