Issue 101 - Women's Special

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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. Read Orla's Editor's letter here and the story behind the cover here.

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.


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Hugh K.
United Kingdom
101 reasons to buy

It was a fascinating, humbling and occasionally enraging read (the difficulty faced by women in the sport). Strongly recommended reading..

Michael M.
United States United States

Happy. A great way for outreach. Inspiring as it is

Magdalena W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Loved it!!!!

Let’s keep the momentum going. I can’t wait for the next wmns issue!

Wendy E.
France France
high quality journalism, bringing important topics to the front of the stage - now we just need to change the title of the magazine

The women's special version fo rouleur was a great read. The quality of reporting, writing, illustration and editing was very high. I appreciate that the magazine didn't shy away from some topics which many may been perceived to hurt the image/bottom line of rouleur. I look forward to seeing how the 50:50 split will help bring more content to the forefront, and how Rouleur can extend this to active dialogue. Maybe teh title of the magatine shoudl change to Rouleur/euse :)

Kyle M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Rouleur-Issue 101

Fantastic read with great and insightful articles surrounding women in cycling.

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