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Women and bikes

We're joined by cyclists Rochelle Gilmore, Grace Garner and Tracy Moseley to discuss the role of bikes in women's emancipation, racing and Jane learns how to mend a puncture.

We celebrate women and cycling at the London Bike Kitchen.

Rochelle Gilmore, Commonwealth gold medalist and former professional cyclist, is now owner and manager of the Wiggle High5 Pro Cycling team. She's joined by one of her riders British cyclist Grace Garner to discuss women's road racing today.

Mountainbiker, Tracy Moseley talks to Jane Garvey about the thrill of racing downhill.

Podcaster and blogger Sarah Connolly explains how social media is changing the way women's competitive cycling is being covered.

Astrid Swenson, senior lecturer in European History at Brunel University, tells us about the role of bikes in women's emancipation.

Dr Jane Sterling, consultant dermatologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge explains how she's been advising the elite world of British Cycling on vulval health.

And Jenni Gwiazdowski teaches Jane how to mend a puncture.

Presented by Jane Garvey
Produced by Jane Thurlow.

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58 minutes


  • The London Bike Kitchen

    Duration: 03:01

  • Professional road racing

    Duration: 08:26

  • Tracy Mosely - professional mountain biker

    Duration: 05:13

  • The history of women and cycling

    Duration: 04:40

  • Vulval health

    Duration: 10:10

  • TV coverage

    Duration: 05:09

  • Bike maintainence

    Duration: 05:30


Role Contributor
Presenter Jane Garvey
Producer Jane Thurlow
Interviewed Guest Rochelle Gilmore
Interviewed Guest Grace Garner
Interviewed Guest Tracy Moseley
Interviewed Guest Astrid Swenson
Interviewed Guest Jane Sterling
Interviewed Guest Sarah Connolly
Interviewed Guest Jenni Gwiazdowski


  • Mon 1 May 2017 10:00

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