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  • This is for the climbers.

    You can win a set of wheels if you can beat the time set by the fastest man up this climb.

    I've tweeted to ask Hunt why they aren't offering a challenge that a woman might consider such as trying to beat the fastest ever woman's time on the Catford Hill Climb but they haven't got back to me.

  • The women's record is 2.38.1 so not only would a woman have to beat that record, they'd have to knock nearly a minute off it to win...

  • I was waiting for this response.

    It is often pondered about how to get more women involved in cycling. Women can enter events like the Ride100, just like men. What's their problem?

    The problem is that there is a near constant low-level noise that you have to not only be good but be amazing and better than the best men to participate in cycling. Most women just assume that it's not for them and don't start or go off and do something that they are stereotyped to believe that they can do.

    Why not give a woman the chance to beat the 'soft ' time of 2.38.1. Maybe the next batch of women who build their own weight weenie machines will push under 2 mins and even closer to the men's time. You'll never know unless you encourage people to take part by making it seem possible and feasible in the first place.

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