Keira McVitty and Wiebke Luehmann‘s considerations on cycling are important. Keira and Wiebke are not just professional cyclists. In addition to being demanding when it comes to performance, they are also aware of what a bicycle can do in a given social context.
This awareness often wanes because the satisfaction of experiencing freedom when riding is already considered rewarding enough without the need to raise other questions.
For International Women’s Day, Wiebke Luehmann points out what could be a new key to understanding the role of cycling : “Cycling can be a way to inspire women to grow together and share the effort to overcome all the obstacles that were once considered insurmountable. It is the right discipline for bravely helping ourselves and anyone else in the fight against gender disparity in sport”.
As for Keira McVitty, though aware of the ever-growing number of women cyclists, she has no intention of settling for statistics and numbers.
“A lot has changed in the attitude towards women and professional cycling. And so has their number. However, we have to make sure that this attitude continues to spread and that the roads fill up even more with girls on racing bikes. Being a cyclist and a youtuber, I try to inspire other women to take up cycling because it truly fosters independence and accomplishment”.
Thanks to Keira and Wiebke, the value of cycling suddenly goes beyond competition and travels along the equally important roads of equal opportunity and self-realisation.
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