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Rapha are encouraging women around the world to ride 100km (62 miles) this Sunday (7 July) as part of the Rapha Women’s 100.

Rapha say, “The Rapha Women’s 100 is not a competition to see who is the fastest, it is about gathering a global community of women around the world to take part in this shared adventure.”

Women can still register their ride or use the Rapha website to find a ride to join.

At the moment, there are 30 rides registered in the UK, 36 in the US, as well as plenty more around the world.

Sunday is also the day of this year’s Etape du Tour, the amateur cyclist's chance to ride a stage of the Tour de France. This year’s event takes place around Annecy and is essentially the stage that the professionals will be riding on Saturday, June 20. Rapha are sending 100 women to ride the Etape for the Women’s 100.

For more info go to www.rapha.cc/womens100 or the Facebook page.

Mat has worked for loads of bike magazines over the past 20 years, and been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. He's been road.cc technical editor for seven years, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a past winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer.

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The Rumpo Kid [589 posts] 3 years ago
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Some Women will be busy as Sunday is also the last stage of the Women's Giro. If Road.cc plugged this event with the same enthusiasm it shows for all things Rapha, the race might not have been cut down to eight days this year.

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Tony Farrelly [2883 posts] 3 years ago
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So you don't want us to plug an opportunity for women around the country to go out and ride, because 'some women might busy on Sunday', because it's Rapha, and because we don't give coverage to an event that struggles to get publicity in Italy let alone anywhere else…?

You'd rather read about women cycling than read about something that encourages women to go out for a ride? Surely there's plenty of places you can do the latter already: cyclingnew; velonews, velonation?

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The Rumpo Kid [589 posts] 3 years ago
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tony_farrelly wrote:

So you don't want us to plug an opportunity for women around the country to go out and ride, because 'some women might busy on Sunday', because it's Rapha, and because we don't give coverage to an event that struggles to get publicity in Italy let alone anywhere else…?

You'd rather read about women cycling than read about something that encourages women to go out for a ride? Surely there's plenty of places you can do the latter already: cyclingnew; velonews, velonation?

I didn't say not to plug the Rapha ride, just that there are other things worthy of plugging. The Women I spoke of as being "busy on Sunday" are the ones actually taking part in the Giro Rosa. I wouldn't "rather" read about sport than community events, and to be honest I didn't know that there had to be a choice. I know Women's cycle sport struggles to get coverage, but if it's going to get bigger, it would help if Road.cc mentioned its existence. You don't ignore the TdF because velonation covers it do you?