In celebration of all things women's cycling, and as part of International Women's Day, BikeRadar is excited to announce that pro cyclist Tiffany Cromwell will be taking over our Instagram feed for Tuesday 8 March.
Cromwell, part of the Canyon//SRAM team, will be sharing insights into the life and work of a pro cyclist. From the food she eats to the training she completes, and from how she spends her downtime to what the team do together, she'll be posting regularly throughout the day.
Hailing from Australia, Cromwell first started racing track aged 13 before making the transition to road, and has seen a strong start to the 2016 season with a third-place podium position at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. This year will see her aim for several major career goals, with the Rio 2016 being a longstanding ambition.
The Canyon//SRAM team have an impressive roster for 2016, including Trixi Worrack, Lisa Brennauer, Alexis Ryan, Hannah Barnes, Alena Amialiusik, Elena Cecchini, Barbara Guarischi and Mieke Kröger. As well as Canyon and SRAM, other notable sponsors include Rapha, which has designed their eye-catching kit, and Zwift, which – through the Academy programme – is offering one woman the opportunity to become a member of the team for 2017.
If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a professional cyclist in one of the top ranked UCI women's team, here's your chance. All you have to do to get involved is pop over to Instagram and follow BikeRadar.
Stories from women's cycling around the world
Cromwell won't be the only pro-cyclist represented on BikeRadar for International Women's Day. We're going to highlight stories from across the world of women's cycling from the top racers in the world to women who work within the industry to help create the products we wear, ride and love, to the women who are working to make cycling accessible and inclusive for all.
What is International Women's Day?
International Women's Day takes place every year on the 8 March, and celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Organisations and groups around the world take part by organising events and talks, highlighting the achievements and stories of particular women through articles and features, and encouraging equality.
Each year also has a theme, and for 2016 that theme is 'Pledge for Parity', and it seems a particularly appropriate call within the cycling world as the number of female participants grows, and as riders and racers call for equal support, opportunities and recognition.
In case you're wondering, yes – there is also an International Men's Day. It takes place on November 19 and is focused on men's and boys' health, gender relations and promoting positive male role models, and is something we're also very much in favour of.
How to get involved
We'll be sharing Cromwell's images and comments across Twitter and Facebook, as well as our other International Women's Day content - and of course all our usual news and reviews.
- Follow BikeRadar on Instagram
- Follow BikeRadar on Twitter
- Like us on Facebook
- Comment below with any questions you'd like us to ask Tiffany Cromwell. Cromwell will also be answering questions posted on Instagram.
- and of course, visit BikeRadar Women – we've also got topical news, robust reviews, plus lots of advice and guidance.