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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.
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.