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.
One month ago I experienced one of the biggest races of races of our sports, the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. And when I look back to it now, it still sounds surreal that I’ve been there. ..the weeks before: After my last race before the World Champs, an Olympic distance […]
Few things make me happier than riding my bike! I’ve been a road cyclist for 10 years and since I live in a very small country, I can do most rides around here blindfolded. So, whenever I get the chance to ride new locations, I’m off! During last couple of years, I’ve been in Italy, […]
La Ride des Belles Filles was all about climbing at least 985m. I did 1593 – and here’s how it was. Luckily I was on Tenerife during the period of La Ride so I could do it on my most favorite streets. We started in a place called Chio to ride up to the Teide National […]
On September 9, a group of brave ladies set out to conquer La Ride in Copenhagen. Those familiar with Denmark’s geography will know that the country is completely flat and offers no real climbs, whatsoever. So to make the ride challenging and interesting, we included local challenges, such as gravel and back roads. We have limited tarmac roads […]
Scorpion I’ve been lucky once again. A post package arrived. It had the logo of a scorpion and was filled with fancy packed cycling clothing. Time for a photo shoot! Doing photo shoots is not my speciality. It always makes me pretty insecure. But when you can wear clothing that fits perfectly well and has […]
Short and steep. Long and persistent. Climbs come in all shapes and sizes and I embrace and enjoy them all. Each type offers its own kind of surprises and challenges. Some climbs might be short but so steep they make you wonder what is the steepest rules of gravity allow to climb. Well, obviously, you […]
If you followed the previous training plans meticulously, you should be totally ready to conquer 985 altimeters and probably even more! I did La Ride! Did you already finished La Ride or planned to do it this week? Than follow the steps below: -Join the La Ridley community on Strava -Upload your ride on Strava […]
The first thing I think about before getting on my bike is: ‘What should I wear today?’ A long sleeved jersey? Or yet go for short sleeves? An extra layer? Take my neck warmer? Pffff that stress of choices is almost as bad as pre-race nerves. Nothing unimportant though because clothing is a determining factor […]
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You probably noticed that the longer we go on with the training plan,the more specific the training sessions become. Exciting isn’t it!! Climbers legs in full progress! As you all know, climbing with less weight is easier. That’s exactly why you can see the climber types in the peloton most often are the smaller, skinnier […]
Holy Doly! For almost a month you are training for La Ride Des Belles Filles and the goal of conquering almost a 1000 altimeters, is coming closer. In the coming days we will post blogs with tips for better climbing. So keep posted if you want to learn more about how to become a climbing […]
It’s not only you making a difference by training hard. But to be climbing better, there are also a few thing you can do to your bike to improve riding uphill. Weight While climbing it’s always a goal to be on the road with a total weight that is as low as possible. And with […]
We arrived in week 3 of the training program for La Ride Des Belles Filles and we hope the training sessions are going smoothly. Of course that’s what happens in a perfect world. For sure there had been a day that you didn’t feel fit enough or other problems arose. For that reason, don’t hesitate […]
Another week, another training schedule. We hope the first week was fun. Did you feel the legs burn already? Yes? Well, that’s a good sign! It means you used your muscles and you’re getting stronger. Don’t forget to drink and eat enough during and after training. This will not only make you train more efficiently […]
Let’s start training! Experienced riders Since this is the second edition of La Ride, we assume that we can now divide our participants into 2 groups. We hope that the ladies who finished last years’ training program and La Ride, got hooked to their bikes and continued cycling on a regular base. The experienced riders. […]
Remember how we organised ‘La Ride’ last year? Well, the 2018 edition will be slightly different. The title of this blog reveals it already a tiny bit. Does it ring a bell? La Ride des Belles Filles will be an even bigger challenge and hopefully your new cycling goal. Train for La Ride, a word […]