A few weeks ago in this column I lamented the absence of a woman’s version of the Tour de France. I had just finished typing the piece, and no sooner had I pressed “send” with my copy winging its way to Courier HQ than I received a press release notification of a Women’s Tour of Scotland.
It is estimated that, in 2017, counterfeit sales of products reached over $1 trillion, making it the largest illegal enterprise in the world. Criminals are making big money on the back of stolen ideas and fake products that lure the consumer in with their unbelievable price-tags.
Ever since the 1870s the humble bicycle has played a role in the emancipation of women and had an impact on their lives. For example, in its early days, the bicycle was used to make a statement about women’s rights and roles in the world as they were freed from whalebone corsets and long skirts.
Cycling indoors might just be the way to keep fit during a Scottish winter.
Why is it that the promotion of diversity in our society creates such strong reactions from many?
Losing weight will be on many cyclists' resolution lists in 2019, but make sure you’re not restricting your diet to your detriment.
“Nature is an old lady with few friends these days, and those who wish to make use of her charms, she rewards passionately.”
JFK was said to have commented: “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride”, but that purity of an image, a rider and their bike with just the winding trail heading off into the wilderness is changing rapidly in our technology driven times.
The world of cycling is filled with dos and don’ts. I don’t mean the thick race rule book that arrives every year with my British Cycling membership, or even the Highway Code.
Eating mince pies, or riding 500km in eight days – I know which I would rather be doing.