What do women want?: How to build a thriving women's race league

With some local women's races cancelled due to lack of entry and others thriving, what are the success stories doing to get it so right? Cycling Weekly investigates the secrets of successful women's race organisers

(Image credit: chris catchpole)

“Calling all female riders – please enter our race, or we'll be forced to cancel.” And it’ll be your fault. Yes, you. Specifically you, your granny’s 80th birthday is not a sufficient excuse.

The call outs to enter, occasionally exuding a thinly veiled air of passive aggression, adorn the social media feeds of most amateur female racers from the first signs of summer to its end.

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