Olympic cyclist Lizzie Deignan talks cycling and pregnancy

Credit: Trek-Segafrado
Lizzie Deignan appears talking cycling and pregnancy with Cycling UK
Lizzie Deignan appears talking cycling and pregnancy with Cycling UK
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Olympic cyclist Lizzie Deignan talks cycling and pregnancy

Olympic medallist, Lizzie Deignan will be talking cycling and pregnancy with Cycling UK at a women's cycling panel this week (Friday, 26 June).

Olympian, Lizzie Deignan will be talking about juggling life as a mum and as a professional cyclist when she joins Cycling UK’s live women’s cycling panel event on Friday. 

Lizzie has defied stereotypes and pushed boundaries by choosing to continue her professional cycling career after becoming a mum to daughter, Orla, in 2018.  

The Trek-Segafredo rider, who is married to fellow professional, Philip Deignan, was back racing at the World Championship Road Race in Yorkshire just a year after Orla was born. 

She’s previously admitted struggling to find strong role models among other female athletes, but says he has no regrets either personally or professionally.  

Other expert guests appearing on the panel alongside Lizzie include women’s health physiotherapist, Charlie Stone, mountain biker and new mum, Lucy Follett, and urban cyclewear shop owner and cycling mum, Caz Nicklin.  

They will be sharing their stories, experiences, tips and advice for cycling during pregnancy and beyond, as well as answering audience questions, as part of Cycling UK’s ongoing series, 'Bants, Bikes and Being Female' broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube. 

We wanted to create a safe space where women could discuss anything and everything about cycling.

Anna Glowinski, 'Bants, bikes and being female' host

Host, Anna Glowinski, said: “We wanted to create a safe space where women could discuss anything and everything about cycling without fear of being judged or made to feel stupid for asking the ‘wrong question’. 

“The series has been hugely popular so far and I’m delighted that Lizzie will be joining us to give her unique perspective on cycling after childbirth and how she incorporates cycling in her family life.” 

Episode 5, 'Pregnancy, Cycling and Kids' will take place on Facebook live on Friday 26th June at 1300.

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Contact information 

For more information email Anna Glowinski

Notes to editors 
  1. Cycling UK, the national cycling charity, inspires and helps people to cycle and keep cycling, whatever kind of cycling they do or would like to do. Over a century’s experience tells us that cycling is more than useful transport; it makes you feel good, gives you a sense of freedom and creates a better environment for everyone. 

  2. 'Pregnancy, Cycling and Kids' will take place on Facebook live on Friday 26th June at 1300

  3. Lizzie Deignan currently races for the Trek-Segafredo women’s cycling team. 

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