[The Edit: Are you contributing to cycling’s body image problem?
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Imagine a typical road cyclist. Who do you see? If you’re in the majority, then the rider in your mind’s eye probably has a low body fat percentage. They’re no doubt cresting a mountain, perhaps somewhere in France.
This week’s most-read story has been our investigation into cycling’s body image problem. It’s indisputable, therefore, that our readers are interested in this issue, and it seems likely that many have first-hand experience – whereby the mental image of what it is to be a road cyclist doesn’t quite connect with our own lived experience.