Women know how to
#BETOUGH

As female cyclists we are one big family. We are women from all over the world, with the same mind set, the same interest, the same struggles and the same joys. Women of all ages, sizes and cultures but the love for our bike in common. One characteristic that stands out;
we all know how to #BeTOUGH.
As female cyclists we are one big family. We are women from all over the world, with the same mind set, the same interest, the same struggles and the same joys. Women with different ages, sizes and cultures but the love for our bike in common. One characteristic that stands out;
we all know how to #BeTOUGH.

Latest Posts

Cobbles & bikes

With Paris – Roubaix in mind I immediately think of cobble’s. This is what I posted last year about cobbles and I still stand by every word I said.. Here are some tips for you to make your bike ride more comfortable, on the cobbles. Tires and their pressure I swear by continental 25mm wide […]

Hoe maak je je fiets ‘klimklaar’

Gewicht Bij het klimmen komt het er altijd op aan om met een zo licht mogelijk totaalgewicht onderweg te zijn. Weet je waar ik naartoe wil? Inderdaad, koop maar een slot voor op de koekenkast of op de wijnkelder. Je eetpatroon en gewoontes in de gaten houden is eigenlijk stap 1. Gelukkig is er ook […]

How to take cycling pictures on your own

It’s been ABOUT TIME to make a blogpost about this because most of the questions that reach me via Instagram are about the following questions: Who takes your pictures when you ride on your own? I pretty much ride (and also run or swim) on my own all the time because that means I’m more […]

Fondo

Invest in yourself The Fondo story started in 2014 with 3 young Australian ladies, crazy about cycling but fed up with the endless array of cycling kits aimed at male cyclists and nearly no choice for women. Their goal: to create women’s kits with one priority, comfort! Choosing between comfort and cost, the choice is […]

Recovery = body language

Is it the food, foam rolling, giving your favourite masseur a visit… So many sports, so many ways to recover. But what is good for you? For example, my body has a natural slow way of repairing. If I pay the gym a visit, it can take day’s before the soreness is out of my […]

Sock game on point!

Socks are probably the most underrated accessory in our sport – and I honestly don’t understand why! As also mentioned in The Rules, socks have an important role in cycling: Rule #27: Shorts and socks should be like Goldilocks. Not too short and not too long. (…) No socks are a no-no, as are those ankle-length […]

Busy is no excuse not to ride

It all comes down to a proper schedule. Figure out what suits you best. Do you have a goal? And do you want to work towards that goal? Than you should take a calendar and start planning. What do you have to do on which day and include the hours of training you can do.  […]

The importance of strength and conditioning for cyclists

Debunking myths More time on the bike equals better performance? Chamois time is training time! If this were the case I’d be World Tour from all my current cafe time…In most cases, this myth is simply not true. Quality over quantity. If you practice going slow all day, you’ll just get really good at going […]

A safe approach to New Years Fitness Resolutions

New Year Resolutions With every new year, you can predict the onslaught of ‘new year, new me’ kind of posts on social media. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for reflection and goal setting. However I’d like to remind everyone that you can do it any day. You don’t have to wait until the 1st […]

Dynamic Body

Meet the cycling kits of Dynamic Body, sleek designs with maximum comfort. Based in Flanders these guys wanted to hit the market of women’s cycling and how did they.. The table is scattered with simple geometric prints, their top designers have an attention for detail, what results in awesome kits. ”We are committed to the job. […]

A neoprene cycling backpack: NEW PHARAOH

There’s only few things triathletes love more than their bikes, their running shoes and their wetsuits – so, how perfect is it when you can wear the fabric of your wetsuit as a backpack? Sounds strange.. but is amazing. The French brand NEW PHARAOH creates exactly that: neoprene backpacks and cycling accessories. The brand is designed […]

Out with old, in with the new

As we approach the end of yet another year, it’s time to sit back and reflect on what we have achieved, and what we didn’t achieve, hoping that 2018 will bring a fresh new start. This was always my mentality when it came to setting goals with my career as a professional cyclist. I was […]

Casual Cycling Clothes: KATUSHA

As cyclists we know really well how to dress on the bike – we have our uniform, we know the rules and we own more cycling kits than normal clothes. If you ask me, I could definitely wear active wear all day (just like in this video) – but as on some occasions it’s a little […]

A foldable commuter helmet: LID HELMET

So, what happens when a brand builds a helmet that’s totally safety-certified, made from planet-friendly material and tackles the qualms of helmets being notoriously inconvenient and hard on the eyes? – Men’s Health UK   We all know the hassle to carry and store a bike helmet – and while we love our road cycling […]