Rouleur Magazine – Issue 101: Women’s Special
Cycling culture for cultured cyclists
The finest cycling journal in the world, published eight times a year. Each issue is classic and collectable, bringing together the very best cycling writers and photographers to convey the essence, passion and beauty of road racing.
2021 starts with a bang and our Women’s Issue. Leading broadcaster and journalist Orla Chennaoui takes the reins as guest editor for a landmark edition that celebrates what it is to be a woman in modern cycling.
It’s led by Orla’s compelling, wide-ranging chat with doyennes Lizzie Deignan, Fran Millar and Monica Santini. They discuss their experiences good and bad in the industry, juggling careers with motherhood, advice for younger readers and ideas for change.
Elsewhere, we meet inspiring figures from across cyclesport. Our remarkable cover star Shanaze Reade looks back on her rise to the top of the BMX world and her battle with the bottle. Then our candid photo story follows the 2020 season with livewire Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig.
Then there’s Luisa Grappone, the ex-space cadet helping Hunt Wheels to new heights, and Vittoria Bussi, the Oxford doctorate holder who is the Hour Record holder.
Orla reveals the unspoken problem of top cyclists with crippling labial issues, while Owen Rogers explores the growing number of female team managers in the sport, with world champion Anna van der Breggen about to join those ranks. Away from the races, we discover how cycling is being used as a vehicle for joyful feminist liberation for young women in Karachi.
We go eRacing with Rebecca Charlton and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio in these indoor cycling times to discover there’s a decent wage to be made on a turbo trainer.
Plus, there are columns from the excellent Ned Boulting and the great Marianne Vos in this inspiring, funny, intriguing, taboo-busting and utterly original edition.