Cyclists’ fury over ‘ token babe’ caption
BIKE- RIDING bible Cycling Weekly has been forced to issue a grovelling apology after an “idiotic” picture caption called a female cyclist a “token attractive woman”.
It sparked outrage among the easilyoutraged as upset cyclists called for the magazine to say sorry.
Twitter user Carlos Fandango tweeted the caption alongside the message: “So my cycling club made it into @ cyclingweekly and this happened. I hope @ cyclingweekly apologise. Still a lot of equality work to do it.”
Outraged comments included: “WTF is that?!?! That is disgusting. Way to promote women cycling guys, NOT. # idiots.”
Another shocked user said: “Just disgraceful.”
Cycling Weekly has apologised for the caption in a statement posted to its Twitter page.