“On the bike, there are no achievements that aren’t worthy of celebrating. We aim to celebrate every cyclist who pushes themselves to break new ground, whether that’s riding further than they have before or exploring a new discipline. Every rider’s achievement is worthy of recognition.
When it comes to groups that embody this ethos, the London-based Steezy Collective are a prime example. Set up to champion inclusive cycling spaces and break down barriers within the sport, the collective operates as a network for women and non-binary riders of various disciplines and skill levels. Following the collective on a gravel ride through South Downs National Park, it became clear that Steezy’s main priority is always to enjoy themselves. Whether they’d been riding for a few years or a few months, every rider got stuck in thanks to the encouragement of their fellow members.
An Interview with Rapha