Off The Front

Helen Wyman, Liz Cornish

Helen Myers, Cyclocross
Helen Wyman

Cyclocross champ Britain’s Helen Wyman talks about training, racing and equality, and bike advocate Liz Cornish explains why it’s important for women to bike for fun, work or sport

Off the Front is presented by Elizabeth Emery

Podcast length 56′ 11″

On this episode Elizabeth talks to British Cyclocross racer Helen Wyman and bike advocate Liz Cornish. Helen is 9 times National Cyclocross Champion, two-time European Champion, and a World Championship medalist. She is also a superstar in women’s cyclocross advocacy. Many of the positive changes over the past few years — pay equality, race length, tv coverage — is due to her work as part of the UCI Cyclocross commission.  Elizabeth caught up with her in Iowa where she was training in the heat between the first two World Cups of the season – Jinglecross World Cup in Iowa City and Trek Waterloo World Cup in Waterloo, Wisconsin. They discussed her training & racing, the upcoming cyclocross season, working with sponsors, and work towards equality in cyclocross.

“In the last four years we have now got an U-23 World Championships and we’re going to have a Junior World Championships in two years so the steps have been huge and all because of a few simple rule changes and because of putting a token woman on that commission that’s prepared to say actually we need to do this,” Helen Wyman.

Liz Cornish is a long time bike commuter and currently serves as the ED at Bikemore in Baltimore, Maryland. Previously, she worked for the League of American Bicyclists in Washington D.C. as the Women Bike Manager. Liz came to bike advocacy because she believes bikes are a vital tool for creating vibrant communities that connect citizens to recreation, jobs, and each other.

“I have spent a fair amount of time thinking and writing about how to get more women engaged in cycling for transportation/recreation/and sport,” Liz Cornish.

Click here for episodes of Off the Front 

USEFUL LINKS

Helen’s website

Helen on Instagram

Helen Wyman on Facebook

Challenge handmade tires

Kona bikes 

Yeah Trek! 

Helen Wyman about equal prize money in Cycling News 

Cyclocross Diaries

UCI Cyclocross World Cup

Bikemore 

Maryland Avenue Cycle Track

Bikemore on Instagram

Bikemore on Facebook  

 

 

Photo supplied by guest
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Most Popular

WiSP Sports Mission Statement 

The core values of WiSP Sports are based on the following principles to:

  • Honor women’s stories and the right to play
  • Maintain women’s dignity 
  • Protect women’s integrity in sport and society
  • Strive to achieve gender equality and fairness in all sporting endeavors
  • Empower women of all generations
  • Celebrate the achievements of women athletes in all sports


By submitting this form, you are granting: WiSP Sports, WiSP Sports, Mannassas, VA, 20110, permission to email you. You may unsubscribe via the link found at the bottom of every email. (See our Email Privacy Policy (http://constantcontact.com/legal/privacy-statement) for details.) Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.

WiSP Sports, Inc. Copyright © 2017 All Rights Reserved.

To Top