It's just a colour, right? But somewhere on the way to red, lies something controversial. When the 'P' bomb is dropped, some women coo and others curl in repulse. It's become a signifier of all things female – how do you know it's the women's range? It's got pink on it – and some are sick of this colour coding. After all, how many of us really want to use an adult-sized pink and flowery bike (I'm looking at you, Halfords)!
Triathlon Pink is about women coming together to raise money for a worthy cause so, of course, the more participants the better. But triathlon can be indimidating. You have to spread your efforts across three disciplines and there's a whole world of technical kit to make sense of – one year on and I'm still trying to understand how my bike works! So this event has been geared towards being as accessible as possible so all women, no matter what their fitness level or experience, can take part.
For more information on the five UK Triathlon Pink events being held this Summer, look here.