We have seen, time and time again, that if people can find information on women’s cycling, news of the riders and coverage of the races, then many of them will become fans – the most convincing evidence to support that statement is the millions of people who tuned in to watch the Women’s Road Race at the 2012 Olympics when it was televised worldwide, and all those who proclaimed it to have been a better race than the Men’s Road Race that took place the following day.
That’s why Neutral Service exists. Its aim is to make it as easy as possible to be a women’s cycling fan, taking advantage of the fact that if the mainstream media aren’t providing that information (either because they’re not interested or because those in change of the finances are too conservative to allow them to take the risk) we can just create our own media and prove to them that there’s an audience. Proving a potentially large audience exists will attract new sponsors, bringing new money so that the riders can start getting some decent prizes and salaries, and the sport will improve as a result. So – want to help?
All you need to do is write or get to work with your camera. Photos, news reports, race previews, race reviews, interesting facts, interviews, even opinion pieces – remember, if it interests you as a fan, it’ll interest other fans too. It doesn’t matter if writing isn’t your strongest skill, because we can proofread them. It doesn’t even matter if you write in a language other than English, because we can translate them.
Send your contributions to
…we look forward to reading them!