I've recently become a 'cyclist' - here's what needs to change for cycling to be more inclusive

‘Dyed in the wool’ cyclists sometimes need a reality check when it comes to enticing beginners into the sport

Ellie Donnell at train station with bikes and coffee
(Image credit: Ellie Donnell)

Cycling is for everyone. Or, at least, it should be. The reality is that there are a wealth of people who feel like cycling doesn’t want them.

As a 20-something-year-old female riding in a bike lane that is 90 percent male, I can relate. Cycling is an overwhelmingly male sport, and it took a while to accept that I belong in that cycle lane just as much as the next lycra-clad man.

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