A few months back I received an incredible opportunity to work as a Tour de France Fan Park Ambassador here in London. With The Tour starting in the UK the buzz was incredible and I got stuck right in with all the fun.
When I mentioned that I was interested in promoting women’s cycling and getting more women on their bikes I was given the opportunity to interview Chrissie Wellington about her involvement in La Course, the professional Women’s race on the last day of the Tour de France.
You can read part 1 here where Chrissie and I talk about La Course and how it these large scale professional events are a step in the right direction for equality in cycling.
In part 2 Chrissie and I go more into the issues that are keeping women off their bikes and out of the professional races (ahem. UCI. Looking at you) and I catch up with her on her upcoming challenges. She is not one to sit still in retirement!
It was great to get to speak with Chrissie on a topic we’re both pretty passionate about and definitely gives me hope about the future of women in sport!
Cool opportunity- very jealous. Great interview too!
Ahhh so awesome! I love that she’s not resting on her (amazing) laurels, but is doing her bit to change women’s sport through her status. She’s a hero!