Mexico City, infamous for its maddening traffic, is becoming an unlikely cycling hub. From blocked off cycle lanes along main avenues, to fixies in every shade of neon you could ever want, to public rent-a-bike schemes, and even critical mass groups, this city is moving on two wheels more than ever.
But there’s still a long way to go before cyclists are safe and respected on these pot-holed streets among drivers more suited to bumper cars. And for women it’s even tougher to feel confident on a bike. They have the added hurdles of wading through Mexico’s macho culture to prove they can handle a bike and must then ignore the ubiquitous and sometimes intimidating cat-calling on the streets.
Enter Laura: a woman obsessed with bikes and improving cycling for other women in Mexico City.