A note from Voxwomen
Before you get into this week’s Monday Briefing, I wanted to take a moment just to send all my best wishes to all of you, as fans of women’s cycling, wherever you are reading this in the world. Voxwomen has a global following and we love hearing from you as part of our community in so many countries.
Right now, the racing calendar has all but closed down and many of our friends and indeed colleagues are in isolation or in lockdown already to try and contain the spread of this virus. Our thoughts are with you if you are in that situation. As I write this, in the UK, we are not at that point, but we are close to it and my experience recently at the UAE Tour gives me some insight as to what quarantine is like. My concern right now is that many businesses, and most of the cycling business worldwide, rely mainly on freelancers and small businesses to keep the cogs of the teams, media and events going. Through this troubled time all are going to take a hit and it will cause stress for many. Some colleagues are already looking at empty diaries which were once full. Our older friends and family also need to be looked after.
So in the coming months let’s check in on people. Think about that elderly rider who volunteers at your local event, ask freelancers that you know, who have pretty much had all their booked work cancelled, if they are ok. Together we can make a little bit of a difference and collectively we can get through this troubled time.
Finally, as a team at Voxwomen, our content relies on racing in the summer. At present we can’t see when the season will re-start. But we will push on with giving you what you want to read. If you have ideas about what type of content you would like to read or listen to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take a look and try to achieve what you request.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and for being part of our journey to make women’s cycling the sport it deserves to be.