The first in a new series of WaG (women and gender-varient) panels, media and cycling industries experts will talk about how the cycling media depict women.
We will be joined by keynote speakers Adele Michelle and Laura Laker. The discussion will be chaired by Jools Walker.
How is women's cycling portrayed in the media?
About the speakers:
Laura Laker is a cycling journalist who believes far more everyday journeys should be accessible by bike - and not just for the quick and the brave. She has written for the Guardian, Cycling Weekly, road.cc, Cycling Active, BikeRadar, Total Women's Cycling, Bike Hub and Good Housekeeping, as well as making the odd TV appearance on Sky News and elsewhere, advocating funding and infrastructure for cycling. She is happiest pootling through the countryside, but is most commonly seen cycling around London - and most of the time enjoying it. Twitter: @Lakerlikes
Adele Mitchell is a women’s cycling blogger and freelance writer for cycling brands and titles such as Total Women’s Cycling and Singletrack. She is a former fashion and beauty editor for women’s magazines including Marie Claire and Just 17. She enjoys road cycling and spinning, but her greatest two-wheel love is for mountain biking and the great outdoors.
You can find Adele on Twitter as @adelemitchell
Jools Walker, aka Lady Velo, is a main stay on the bike scene. She started Vélo-City-Girl when she bought her Pashley Princess in March 2010, after a 10 year absence from cycling. VCG focuses on CycleStyle and how life on two wheels can have a wonderful impact on our lifestyle. You'll also find reviews on fashion and accessories for both the rider and the bike. You'll find her on Twitter as @LadyVelo, on the VCG Facebook page, or at her day job as Operations Manager for Vulpine Cycling Apparel.
Chris Garrison has over a decade of experience in the bike trade, and has been an outspoken advocate for women’s cycling at all levels. Never one to shy away from being an industry agitator, Chris’ efforts have included educational lectures for women and retailers, media appearances, and conference speaking engagements. She is a columnist for Singletrack Magazine, and has contributed commentary and expertise to numerous publications. Hobbies include mastering the art of sarcasm, consuming tea, and stopping on rides to look at sheep. You can find Chris debating on Twitter @PunkassCG
This event is free and open to all, not just WAGs.