A POWYS woman has been named among the most exceptional women in cycling by Cycling UK. 

Cycling photographer and filmmaker Samantha Saskia Dugon from Bronllys has been recognised for her work encouraging other women to get on their bikes on the annual 100 Women in Cycling list.

Each year, the UK’s cycling charity recognises women from all corners of the cycling world who have had a positive impact by inspiring others to cycle.


Sarah Mitchell, Cycling UK’s chief executive, said: “Cycling is a fantastic way to get around sustainably, keep fit and have fun outdoors and we want everyone to benefit from the joy of cycling. But in the UK, substantially fewer women ride than men. It’s our mission to reverse that and see equal levels of cycling across all genders.

“A great way to encourage more women to cycle is to share the stories of these amazing women – whether they’re chronicling their adventures on social media, advocating for better infrastructure in their neighbourhoods, inspiring their communities to join them for a ride or winning medals around the world.

“Choosing the top one hundred winners involves some really tough choices – there are so many brilliant women out there who we’d want to celebrate.”

Gongs are awarded for a wide range of achievements that have helped inspire more women from diverse backgrounds to get on a bike. They are given in four categories: community champion, industry mogul, cycle influencer and sporting hero.

County Times:

In the male-dominated world of cycling photography, Samantha Saskia Dugon, 28, is both a trailblazer and an inspiration.

A hugely talented photographer, she has worked with the Canyon CLLCTV race team, including British mountain bikers Tahnée and Kaos Seagrave.

Recently she photographed Red Bull BMX athlete Kriss Kyle as he performed tricks on a floating skatepark suspended from a hot air balloon.

Samantha said: “Bikes have played a large part of my life, from being my outlet and freedom through my teenage years, to enabling me to travel all over the world both on and off the tarmac through various disciplines of cycling.”