It is a fact that cycling has gained immense popularity among many people especially women and children. There are various cycling events for women, which include road, mountain and dual event cycling classes. Women have been invited to participate in these events with the encouragement of their respective sports clubs, the local government and various non-profit organizations. In the same way, men too are encouraged to take part in cycling for the sake of their health and fitness and also for the sheer fun and excitement that the sport brings.
While some may consider it to be just a man’s sport, the statistics clearly prove otherwise. Statistics show that cycling among women and men alike have been on the rise over the past few years. This has been attributed to various factors such as the increasing number of road races being held in different parts of the world, the emergence of various women’s cycling teams and the ever growing interest of women in the sport. All these efforts are aimed at increasing the participation of women in the sport of cycling as well as at making cycling an even more enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Although the numbers are slowly rising, women are still not very dominant in the cycling world. They form only around 35% of all those participating in cycling. However, with women’s cycling enjoying increased popularity, more women are enrolling in various cycles to give them the experience and confidence that they need in order to participate in the sport. The most popular cycling courses for women are those which allow them to cycle on hilly areas and over moderate terrain including trails and pavements.
Another significant difference between the two sports is the level of physical stress and pressure which the participants are put under during a cycling event. Men are usually required to do a lot of physical work such as long runs and sprints which can be extremely tiring for the men’s body. Women on the other hand are usually comfortable in doing repetitive movements that the body of a woman is not built for. This explains why there are hardly any women’s cycling events which require extreme physical workouts. Women on average will find cycling a fun, low-impact, low-stress activity which they can easily get involved with.
Although men’s cycling is becoming more popular, there is still a long way to go before women will get the same amount of popularity and respect as men. The lack of physical contact between men’s and women’s cycling makes it an unpopular activity for many women, especially those who do not like the idea of extensive exertions. Women also find it difficult to cycle in competitive events which makes it even harder for them to participate in. The good news however, is that in recent years the number of competitive cycling races has been on the increase. With this greater exposure, women’s cycling is definitely set to become a successful sport in the near future.
The popularity of the sport can be clearly seen in the number of bike trails around the world. Cycling has certainly become a very popular sport both for women and men. This popularity means that cycling can be enjoyed by people of all ages and it’s certainly an activity that can be picked up by people of all ages.