Tips & Tales

08Aug
08Aug

RideLondon 2017: 100 Miles on 2 Hours Sleep with 30,000 People

Posted in Video Clubs & Events Inspiration By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

Last weekend I was lucky enough to be a guest of ŠKODA at the epic that is RideLondon - Surrey 100. From route to food, drinks, mechanical assistance and more, the folks behind the cycling extravaganza ensured that the only thing we had to do was pedal, what luxury!

07Aug
07Aug

This summer, we're celebrating the power of two-wheeled transportation with a brilliant round-up of awesome #CycleHappy stories and kit picks. From your sunnies right down down to your socks, here are 13 kit picks that perfectly capture that fist-pump-cycling feeling.

04Aug
04Aug

Chapter 3: One Year Older, Another Coast to Coast

Posted in Inspiration By VeloVixen (Author: Cherry Sylge)

Sunsets, chickens, broken spokes and nosebleeds. It's one year since 15-year old Cherry's first coast to coast challenge, was a second attempt one try to many? Read her story.

02Aug
02Aug

Improve Your Cycling With These Yoga Exercises

Posted in Fitness Inspiration #CycleHappy By VeloVixen (Author: Lexie Williamson)

Improve your cycling with these simple yoga exercises designed to boost power, help prevent injury and improve bone density.

27Jul
27Jul

You ARE Good Enough

Posted in #CycleHappy By VeloVixen (Author: Polly Clark)

As a mountain bike guide I ride with a lot of different people. In any group of riders there can be a huge range of abilities and fitness. Something that I notice is how often some riders give themselves a really hard time, especially those who feel they have less technical ability or fitness.

18Jul
18Jul

Endura - you see a lot of it around, don't you? Were you guilty of assuming it's a bit... generic? It's time to think again. It turns out nothing could be further from the truth, especially with a depth of female design talent in their ranks and an extraordinary roster of legends on their books!

17Jul
17Jul

As we lift our jaws from the floor, we recommend you put your hot drink down as this list is in equal parts amusing, as it is appalling.

17Jul
17Jul

If you're one of the lucky riders to be participating in this year's Ride London, questions abound as to kit, preparation and the day itself.  Fear not dear readers, here are our top tips to making your ride a success.

10Jul
10Jul

Long cycle rides, as with any endurance sport, can wreak havoc on our digestive system if we don’t treat it right. Your body is working overtime to keep your muscles moving, blood pumping & lungs breathing and you don’t want to create more stress by giving it more work to do to digest your food. So how can you keep your tummy happy whilst on the bike?

05Jul
05Jul

Meet the Ambassadors: Joanna Shimwell

Posted in Kit Opinions By Anna Glowinski

When we started looking for Anna’s Legs Ambassadors we knew it was a blank canvas, I (Anna) know that I share similar values for both business and women’s cycling as VeloVixen. We decided to see what came in, make a shortlist and then discuss on merit who we felt would represent our brands, with shared values…  

04Jul
04Jul

Entries to this competition are now closed. Did you win?!

Wow! What a prize! How do you fancy a 5-night cycling getaway exploring the magnificent landscapes and beautifully preserved villages of southern Transylvania, all courtesy of The Slow Cyclist?

30Jun
30Jun

10 Great Cycling Goals for Summer

Posted in Fitness Inspiration By VeloVixen (Author: Juliet Elliott)

Juliet offer you ten inspiring, fun-filled cycling activities and goals that will make these summer months the best you’ve ever experienced.

29Jun
29Jun

VIDEO: Anna's Legs 3/4s - The No. 1 Summer Legging

Posted in Video Kit By VeloVixen (Feat. Anna Glowinski)

Designed in Croydon, inspired by the mountains. Designer and lifelong lover of cycling, Anna Glowinski shares why her latest collection of 3/4 length leggings are the best choice of legwear for taking on this season's cycling adventures.

29Jun
29Jun

Look SPEC-Tacular on Your Bike

Posted in Kit By VeloVixen

Have you ever cycled into direct sunlight and felt like your eyeballs were melting in their sockets? Is your ride partner magnetically attracted to loose road chippings?

Well, let us guide you into the wonderful world of cycling eyewear, where looking spec-tacular is just as achievable as giving your eyes the protection they deserve.

27Jun
27Jun

I quite like to imagine Buddha riding a bike. He'd be wobbling his way down a dusty road, all barefoot pedalling, carefree and serene, radiating gleeful Zen delight.

Have you ever felt a greater sense of simplicity when you're on a bike? Could we say that cycling is a new form of practicing mindfulness?

26Jun
26Jun

What's your “Sykkelglede”?

Posted in #CycleHappy By VeloVixen (Author: Marit Kjellesvik)

With the UCI Road Championship taking place in Norway this year and the “hygge” concept catching like wildfire, we thought we'd take a look at yet another rather fascinating Scandinavian concept... "Sykkelglede". Have you heard of it?

26Jun
26Jun

A Little Bit of Mountain Biking Happiness

Posted in #CycleHappy By VeloVixen (Author: Camilla Breck Kjeldbjerg)

A little bit of happiness. That's what I get from cycling through the woods on my mountain bike. So happy even my eyes are smiling.

26Jun
26Jun

Grow Happiness with Meditation

Posted in #CycleHappy By VeloVixen (Author: Julie Montagu, "The Flexi Foodie")

Meditation is an incredibly powerful tool for processing emotions, alleviating stress and also for boosting happiness. Guest blogger, Julie Montagu shares her wisdom how meditation can be used to help your happiness grow.

26Jun
26Jun

Don't Stop What You Love Doing

Posted in #CycleHappy By VeloVixen (Author: Tracy Chisholm)

I started cycling to lose weight. At the time I didn't even have a bike. Every single ride I’ve ever done since, I’ve felt like a child escaping. It gave me freedom. But then I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I was absolutely devastated. I thought I'd never be able to get on the bike again...

26Jun
26Jun

Cycling in Pursuit of Happiness

Posted in #CycleHappy By VeloVixen (Author: Sam Miller, aka "the Small Hall")

The Danes are currently the world’s happiest people. Denmark has come top of The World Happiness Report for four years out of the last five. So what is the secret to the world’s happiest country? Is it hygge?

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