Tag Archives: Nicole Cooke

Does British cycling have a problem with women?

So, we’re here again, debating sexism and British Cycling. Hard for British Cycling to ignore views of both @v_pendleton & @NicoleCooke2012 (https://t.co/xle9oKLTN2) https://t.co/81SHvVhyyz — Alex Murray (@leguape) April 26, 2016 Nicole’s article contains a more analytical and well-evidenced case. That … Continue reading

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10 things to be excited about in cycling in 2014

There’s plenty to look forward to in 2014, including the possibility of this podcast happening more than last year. So here’s a run down of ten things, in no particular order, that you should be looking forward to in cycling this year. Continue reading

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Episode 2: The Qatar is operational!

Farewell Sandro Carrea; Nicole Cooke retires; Wiggle Honda – new teams, great, but what about the infrastructure?; Tour of Qatar – Al-Jazeera runs women’s race live, so why is it so difficult for others?; Yet another chance to talk about Lance Armstrong; Parliamentary Inquiry – will it get Britain cycling or put it on the wrong path? Continue reading

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Analysis: How Great Britain won the world championship for Mark Cavendish

What more is there to add? There have been few more impressive displays of teamwork in the history of the Worlds. Lionel Birnie wrote about Project Rainbow, Rod Ellingworth’s plan, in 2008, when pretty much everyone in the world thought … Continue reading

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Victoria Pendleton and Nicole Cooke broaden their appeal

Victoria Pendleton is the face of Hovis, the breadmakers with a long association with cycling. They were the original sponsor of Freewheel which has now morphed into Skyride and their 1970s campaign featuring a baker’s boy and his bike is … Continue reading

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If Team Sky is about inspiring participation, why no women?

Dave Brailsford in a BBC interview says that the Team Sky project is all about inspiring participation. But I keep on coming back to the same question I asked back at the Worlds in September: where are the women? It’s … Continue reading

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Predictions for professional cycling in 2010: the good news

Like ying and yang, for every list of bad news, there is good. So here’s my predictions for good things that might happen this year. (I’ve updated this to correct a couple of errors and add a couple of links … Continue reading

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Does sexism in cycling still exist?

Last week, during the World Championships, Sky News ran the news package below, about the Call For Sexual Equality In Sport, based on the news that the UCI is to insist on parity between men’s and women’s events at London … Continue reading

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Cycling popularity increases except in sports pages

Saturday’s The Times declares that “Inspirational Olympic heroes turn cycling into a family favourite” and celebrates a 40% increase in cycling as a result of the track team’s success. Meanwhile The Sunday Times manages to lead its Sport In Brief … Continue reading

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A good time to be ill

If ever there’s a good weekend to come down with a heavy case of the manflu, aka the common cold, this weekend past was it. Temperatures below freezing added to sleeting snow and rain should and would have had me … Continue reading

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