Inspiring but frustrated sport tweets from International Women’s Day

“It’s unbelievable looking back 12 months – I’m a different person, I’m a better person.”
Says 41-year-old mum of three Marie Woodward who shed 8st with help of cycling.
Via Yorkshire Evening Post

“The Tour is due to visit England for five days in May but the women’s event is still yet to attract a major sponsor. Meanwhile the male Team Sky team receives over £10m every year.”
Article by Hetty Knox on how ‘Society urgently needs more commercialisation of women in sport’.

“Happy International Women’s Day to all the amazing and inspirational women, role models, mothers, female entrepreneurs, game changers, freedom fighters, campaigners and all the beautiful young girls and women who have a dream xxx #iwd too many ladies to tag ☺️”
Via @justiceamariah

“Isn’t working part time hours, struggling with money, getting to races, entering races all part of the struggle, the journey? I’m 26 years old, I have a dream, and I’m going for it.”
Good blog via Nikki Bartlett on her struggle to compete.

“The power of social media made our International Women’s Day Run happen. Thank you x a million to all the awesome women who came out.”
Via @BangsandaBun

“Our campaign to give women a bigger voice in sport continues. If you’re female and like sports writing, we’d love you on the team! #IWD2014

“A lifelong cyclist who began racing aged 14, Wyman says she rides cross because ‘playing in the mud and calling it a job is just the best feeling in the world’.”
So says Helen Wyman via The Guardian.

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