Tips & Tales

23Mar
23Mar

5 ways to prepare for the 960-mile LEJOG

Comments| Posted in Events Women's Cycling Guest Bloggers by Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

In the spirit of challenging myself this year, I’ve decided to try my first long distance ride, cycling from Lands End to John O’ Groats. As someone who favours short, fast, intense racing such as criterium, I don’t regularly ride for longer than 90km. Here are 5 areas I'm going to focus on to prepare me for the LEJOG 960-mile-long route.

15Mar
15Mar

The Gabba's lightweight and wind/rain resistant design is second to none and it's fully breathable too! So why should you own one? Watch the video review to find out...

08Mar
08Mar

To celebrate the arrival of Castelli at VeloVixen, we're giving you to the chance to win yourself a complete Castelli outfit, comprising of a jersey, bottom half, socks and gloves, of your choice! You can pick from any of the products in our Castelli range, worth up to £220.

07Mar
07Mar

You don't have to be an experienced cyclist to go on a bike tour. I'm proof of that and if I could offer 4 pieces of advice to anyone thinking of hitting the road, this would be it...

06Mar
06Mar

Q. What do a 19th century Italian tailor, a designer for the Milan Ballet and the first ever lycra cycling shorts have in common?

A. They are all part of a rich 140 year history that's led to today's most recognised brand in cycling: Castelli.

Throw in a heart attack on a famous Italian climb, family feuds, Olympic gold medals and controversy in the pro peloton and it begins to sound more like a Sicilian soap opera than the backdrop to a cycling brand. But then again Castelli is no ordinary brand.

03Mar
03Mar

So you've got that chafing in your intimate downstairs area sorted, but NOW the only thing getting you down is your sports bra strap rubbing a hole in your skin, or perhaps you're suffering from a killer BLISTER. Whatever it is, we’ve got just the thing…

02Mar
02Mar

There are LOADS of chamois creams, gels and wipes out there, so what makes this one any different? Well, let’s start by making things real simple. We condensed the bulk into a lovely list of facts...

01Mar
01Mar

10 Cycling Rules to Follow (or Ignore)

Comments| Posted in Style Guest Bloggers by Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

Are you curious to know how many faux pas you’re comitting? Would you like to break more of the rules intentionally, perhaps? Or on the other hand, maybe you’re a newbie and you like wearing the correct uniform for your sport? Read more to find out now!

28Feb
28Feb

Sport England’s joyful This Girl Can campaign has encouraged 2.8 million more women to jiggle, sweat (and pedal!) their way to fitness since its launch in 2015. February 2017 saw the first screening of the new campaign, and it struck a chord with Adele, who was invited along to see it.

13Feb
13Feb

Entry to this competition is now closed.

This month, throw your name into our competition cap for your chance to win a Findra Merino jersey AND a Findra Merino neck warmer of your choice.

09Feb
09Feb

Photo: Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club

Cycling clubs are the heart and soul of the cycling community. And cycling clubs that are either women-specific or female-friendly hold a particular place in our own hearts!

So if you're part of a cycling club, and fancy some exclusive discounts, competitions or publicity, it's time to let us know about it.

02Feb
02Feb

Can the right bike change your life?

Comments| Posted in Women's Cycling Guest Bloggers by Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

Is a bike just a bike? Or is it a case of finding 'the one' to achieve maximum ride satisfaction? Juliet shares the story of how she found true bike happiness.

25Jan
25Jan

7 Motivational Tips for Winter Mountain Bikers

Comments| Posted in Guest Bloggers by Adele Mitchell, popular writer and cycling blogger

If you’re wondering how to motivate yourself when the weather is cold and its dark in the evenings, then here is some of the more unconventional inspiration that has kept me rolling.

24Jan
24Jan

In 2016, the Yorkshire Lass Cycling Club held their very own ladies only Charity Sportive and raised £14,500 for Women V Cancer. What's the secret behind their success and what do they have in store for 2017?

20Jan
20Jan

Yes, it certainly is! So, where can we find this cycling cafe? Uncover the mysteries behind the Café du Cycliste brand, learn more about their style and browse through their latest collection.

12Jan
12Jan

Are You a Reluctant Cyclist?

2 Comments| Posted in Guest Bloggers Beginner's Guides by Joyce Brereton, Designer & Founder at As Bold As

Our friend, cyclewear designer and founder at As Bold As, Joyce Brererton, lends some enthusiasm and motivation to her friend Joni whose tendancy to procrastinate often leaves her feeling a bit reluctant to get out on her bike.

05Jan
05Jan

Entry to this competition is now closed.

Up for grabs this January is a must-have for every style-conscious bike aficionado. Learn more about the As Bold As Reflective Vest and enter our competition for a chance to win one for yourself...

05Jan
05Jan

10 Ways to Make Winter Cycling Safer

Comments| Posted in Guest Bloggers Beginner's Guides by Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

Cycling doesn’t need to end when the clocks go back, but with the days nearing their very shortest it’s smart to pay special attention to safety during these darker months. Here are 10 ways to cycle safely in winter...

04Jan
04Jan

How can more women be encouraged to cycle? What's your view on women's cycling at the moment? Are more women cycling than ever before? We asked five of our faces from the VV Hub Stage these very questions. Watch now to hear their responses.

01Jan
01Jan

If you're feeling a bit bogged down with unconquerable New Year resolutions, then look no further. Here are eight resolutions that you can actually achieve in 2017.

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