Female Cyclists

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Slow But Determined, 12 Jan 2019.

  1. Slow But Determined

    Slow But Determined Nid Yw Cymru Ar Werth!

    Don't know if the industry produces sales figures like the car industry does but it would be interesting to see the figures for the sale of bikes to ladies.

    These last few weeks i have noticed an lot of groups of female cyclists which I don't recall seeing before. Came across three groups this morning each containing about six riders.

    These were not the normal age group that you see (elder ladies who have been cycling for years) but lot younger ladies, mid 30s I'd guess.

    Hopefully this is a trend that will continue.
  2. OP
    Slow But Determined

    Slow But Determined Nid Yw Cymru Ar Werth!

    Yes, may not have put that correctly but as English is not my mother tounge hopefully I can be excused! Perhaps I should have said the ladies I normally see cycling are of my age group!!!
  3. Spiderweb

    Spiderweb Not So Special One

    North Yorkshire
    I see lots of females on bikes, more than ever which is fantastic for a sport that in the past was mostly seen as male.
    I only wish my wife would show some interest!:smile:
  4. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    You're excused: English is my third language :laugh:
    Again ime (in my experience), the groups of young women cyclist can be found early on a weekend morning, on popular road routes.
    While you find the oldies like me anytime of the day, mostly on traffic free paths.
  5. Soltydog

    Soltydog Guru

    near Hornsea
    I think cycling now appears to be growing with all age groups regardless of gender :okay: Us MAMILs can't have anything to ourselves :laugh:

    My wife has shown a little interest in the last few months, but is happy just going out for an hour or so & no interest in being out all day doing 100+ miles, which I think is a good thing :blush: I like my 'me' time
  6. Jimidh

    Jimidh Über Member

    Yup I see a lot more groups of female cyclists about now than even a few years ago - the more the merrier as far as i’m concerned.
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  7. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    It's a long time since I've seen a group of cyclists, I can't remember any gender details:sad:.
  8. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    Haven’t seen many female cyclists around my neck of the woods.Pity.

    The occasional ones have usually gone flying past me.Good on them.
  9. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Plenty of women on my cycling commute, definitely a lot more than five years ago.
  10. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Plenty of female cyclists in and around London, riding all sorts of bikes. From ordinary commuting bikes to the roadies out for a thrash on road bikes .
  11. Nomadski

    Nomadski I Like Bikes

    LBS, Usually
    MAWIL just doesn't have the same ring to it.
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  12. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    MAMIL is not exactly complimentary is it?
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  13. Nomadski

    Nomadski I Like Bikes

    LBS, Usually
    Its slightly easier to say though
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  14. mikeymustard

    mikeymustard Veteran

    Its still more complimentary than PUFFIN!
  15. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    Middle age athlete on a bike MAAOAB. Is that what motorists shout when they pass at speed?
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