As a female cyclist it is easy to feel like an imposter. The majority of cyclist are men! In terms of competitive cycling there are far less opportunities to female riders than men. Men will generally be able to perform better with less training as they are stronger. Most training advice is targeted towards the male rider.
Imposter syndrome can be defined as a collection of feelings of inadequacy that persist despite evident success. 'Imposters' suffer from chronic self-doubt and a sense of intellectual fraudulence that override any feelings of success or external proof of their competence.
It is understandable that at times we feel self doubt. We often have to compete against male riders. We want to be part of a sport that lacks equality towards female rider. Perhaps you feel the odd one out on a group ride.
How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome
To overcome imposter syndrome you have go out and cycle and do what you are passionate about without giving in to your insecurities. You have just as much right to improve and perform at the level of a cyclist as you desire and therefore take all the opportunities to get you there. Focus on your own success and how it is personal to you.
Girls Get Strong Cycling are fully committed to understanding the challenges of female cyclists and offer the support to get you stronger!
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