That’s how we say “hello” here in the Ruhrpott. I’m Jule Wagner, I live in the south of Essen and I love the Ruhr area, from the colliery tower to our slag heaps and the wonderful forests. Contrary to many prejudices, it’s not only green here, but also quite hilly, with lots of beautiful trails, paths and gravel roads. Ideal for cycling. So it’s only natural that you get into cycling at some point. For me, that was several happy years ago.
From road cycling with a licence to MTB marathons
I started cycling in 2007 on a road bike. I always thought it was so beautiful when road cyclists floated so elegantly and quickly over the streets, while I felt I couldn’t move from the spot with my clunky bike. So I got myself a racing bike and at the same time a club membership and a racing licence for the racing business. I don’t know what exactly got me into it, but it was the best decision of my life.
Relatively quickly I got an MTB and from then on I was hooked. Road bike races and mountain bike marathons – things were going quite well for me in the licensed hobby sport.
Cycling has many great aspects for me
“Love cycling and talk about it – and don’t forget the cookies”
That is the motto of my blog, jule-radelt.de. It’s all about the fun and passion of cycling, about motivation and healthy ambition, and about not taking our hobby too seriously. With the most beautiful form of transport in the world, we should simply be happy. Health and leisure time are such valuable commodities, that’s why we should always love what we do and live consciously – together and not against each other.
For me, the collective means above all many opportunities and possibilities to make cycling more accessible for women, to make women in cycling more visible and to build a network to inspire more women for cycling.
If we share and exchange our experiences, articulate and implement ideas, motivate and inspire, we can make a big difference
We are strong personalities, but together we can be much stronger.