Tips & Tales

20May
20May

Danny MacAskill has long been one of our favourite character in cycling. He definitively puts the 'skill' into MacAskill, and has never knowingly taken himself too seriously.

So when we heard about his latest video, 'Danny Daycare', our ears pricked up as only fox ears can.

16May
16May

Find your tribe

Posted in Lifestyle Inspiration #CycleHappy By Jeni Sanderson

"My overwhelming emotion recently has been the feeling of belonging."

Jeni is living proof of just how cycling can become a bedrock of social interaction and happiness way beyond the bike itself.

06May
06May

For many years, ASSOS of Switzerland was one of the most respected names in cycling. The only catch, from a female cycling perspective, was their notoriously... how would you say?... 'traditional' approach to marketing their women's kit.

Then in 2016, everything changed.

02May
02May

This summer, we're supporting world record Atlantic rower Kiko Matthews woman as she takes on single-use plastic via an epic bike ride, riding 7200km around the British coastline whilst raising awareness of plastic misuse.

25Apr
25Apr

Ever find yourself falling into the trap of feeling you have to ride with certain people, to grind out particular distances? Jeni has an alternative approach that just might make you fall in love with cycling all over again.

12Apr
12Apr

We all know how good even an average ride can make you feel. But cycling can improve more about your life than you might have thought.

08Apr
08Apr

10 Great Cycling Goals for Summer

Posted in Fitness Inspiration By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!

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

03Apr
03Apr

Jeni Sanderson is an expert in positive psychology - and we all know how crucial that can be on your bike. Here's how to get the best out of yourself, both in cycling and beyond...

01Apr
01Apr

As organisers of a major race for the women's pro peloton announces that the dress regulations will require participants to wear 'skirts', we ask: how can this be in 2019?

14Mar
14Mar

If there's one thing we've learnt over the years, it's that nobody knows everything about cycling. And when you're first falling in love with cycling, it can feel like there's a lot to learnt!

So if you're been cycling for a bit, we want to draw on your wisdom...

11Mar
11Mar

Quick & Easy Yoga Exercises to Improve Your Cycling

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

Improve your cycling with these 5 minute daily yoga exercises - designed to boost power, help prevent injury and improve bone density.

01Mar
01Mar

The London Bike Show will never have seen the like. We're joining forces with those lovely folk from Casquette to host 'Casquette LIVE with VeloVixen'. It promises to be THE big reason for coming to this year's London Bike Show (29-31st March)...

21Feb
21Feb

When we asked you for your stories about how you got the cycling bug after the age of 40, we expected a few tales. But not 100s! And such moving, inspiring ones at that.

Here are just some of our favourites - and the eventual winner...

14Feb
14Feb

How to stay positive cycling when you feel like stopping

Posted in Fitness Inspiration By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!

Just because it’s hard, it doesn’t mean you suck. Sometimes we all need an attitude adjustment.

The power of positive thinking is real. And so is the power of negative thoughts.

30Jan
30Jan

In a recent Strava report, what stood out the most was that “cyclists in their 40s and 50s ride further and faster.” I wanted to investigate if cyclists really are fitter in middle age than in their 20s...

28Jan
28Jan

Part two of Maria David's epic Christmas Rapha 500 ride - in which she covered 500km whilst everyone else was beached on the sofa after one mince pie too many.

27Jan
27Jan

The Rapha Festive 500 is a long-established 500km ritual of countering the festive binge - and there are many ways to tackle it...

17Jan
17Jan

There's been a lot of excitement about the 2019 range of Anna's Legs. So let's hear from Anna herself what makes them so special and personal to her.

08Jan
08Jan

Setting yourself a big challenge is a great way to motivate yourself to increased fitness, becoming a better cyclist and a huge sense of euphoria and pride.

But this year I'm focusing on something more subtle. And it needs a little imagination and sparkle.

23Dec
23Dec

Reflections on these times

Posted in Opinions By VeloVixen

This is a turbulent time for cycling, for retail, for politics. Actually, for our world as a whole.

These are our year end thoughts - things are not nearly as downbeat as you might think!

21Dec
21Dec

Tips from Alice Barnes (World Team Time Trial Champion) and Coryn Rivera (Sharon Laws Rider of the Year) give their tips on getting the most out of your bike ride this winter. Plus thoughts on the 2018 season.

19Dec
19Dec

How cycling can help in the darkest hour

Posted in Lifestyle Inspiration #CycleHappy By Elaine Scott - member of our VeloVixen Women's Cycling Chat group on Facebook

"Well I went for my walk with little success. I only managed 0.9 miles before I had to give up go home and build a jigsaw instead. Sorry it's not going to be a light and fluffy read today."

Read more about how Elaine rebuilt through the support that only cycling can offer.

15Dec
15Dec

Maria David is in love with Milan and Lake Como - both the chic urban living and, of course, the cycling. Let her show you around some of her favourite places and routes... 

11Dec
11Dec

They're our most popular product bar none. They're made in Latvia. People keep coming back to buy more. And they attract rave reviews. So just why do us female cyclists love them so much?

06Dec
06Dec

If you're a regular cyclist, kit colour is everything. It can reflect your mood, express your identity, keep you safe and - crucially - match your bike. What colour are you?

04Dec
04Dec

When it comes to presents, sometimes a cleverly considered combo can add so much more to the occasion - especially if you get to save as a result.

29Nov
29Nov

Juliet's Christmas Wish List

Posted in Style Guides Kit Inspiration By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!

Presents for cyclists aren't easy at the best of times. Whether you're the giver or the lucky recipient there's just so much choice! Here are Juliet Elliott's top festive picks.

28Nov
28Nov

Some firms spend millions on expensive ad agencies for their Christmas campaign. We spend £2 on mince pies and head out into the rain to see what happens...

22Nov
22Nov

Buying gifts for female cyclists can feel like a minefield - especially if you're not one yourself! Let us give you some top tips to make sure she loves what you choose...

09Nov
09Nov

When I met Lizzie Deignan

Posted in Kit Inspiration By Maria David

It's been all change for former World Road Race Champion, and Yorkshire's finest, Lizzie Deignan. She recently became a mum to little Orla, is back on the bike already - and has even found time to design cycling kit...

02Nov
02Nov

They're the most antipated cycling leggings of the year. You can be the first to find out about them - or even WIN a pair.

25Oct
25Oct

When most people try GORE's clothing, they're won over immediately. But sometimes technically awesome gear needs some explaining. Let us guide you around...

23Oct
23Oct

What I've learned about saddle soreness

Posted in Beginner's Guides Video Fitness Problem Solver By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!

Let’s be honest, bums and bits weren’t made for saddles. If you're suffering, you're not alone. After 10 years of looking for solutions, here are Juliet's Top 10 Tips...

13Oct
13Oct

None of us have ever experienced saddle soreness... have we now?! What better people to tell you about how to improve an often unmentionable problem than GB Cycling's experts...

11Oct
11Oct

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...

03Oct
03Oct

When it comes to the most insane adventures on a bike, cycling to the South Pole would have to be right up there. Especially to be the first human being to do it. Maria Leijerstam was that person. Let her tell you more...

02Oct
02Oct

How do you get a riveted packed house on the edge of their seats at the Cycle Show? Why, you put a microphone in the hands of two extraordinary ultracyclists, Naomi Freireich and Philippa Battye, and ask them to tell some tales...

02Oct
02Oct

There are few women who have dominated their sport like Shanaze Reade has with BMX. Anna Glowinski chats to her about how she learnt her trade on tracks lit by car headlights and by the age of 11 was travelling to the World Championships in the US on her own...

27Sep
27Sep

Improve Your Mental Health by Cycling through Winter

Posted in Inspiration Problem Solver By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

We all know that exercise benefits our physical health but what about our mental health? Recent research has shown that two-thirds of people spend less than an hour per day outside during autumn and winter. There's never been a better time to get out on your bike!

24Sep
24Sep

Last year when on a cycling trip to Paris I stumbled across a triathlon in the elegant town of Chantilly. It looked a pretty big event, with the town, which is normally famous for horse-racing, filled with triathletes. It was a glorious day, and in fact I enjoyed the vibe so much that I got waylaid over there and arrived in Paris quite late that evening.

I decided at that moment that I would take part in that triathlon. 

20Aug
20Aug

7 ways to fit cycling into a busy life

Posted in Beginner's Guides Lifestyle By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!

Managing work, family, chores and time on the bike is a fine juggling act.

When life gets busy, stress levels ramp up or time is short it can be easy for exercise and recreation to slip down our list of priorities. Juliet Elliott should know...

15Aug
15Aug

Riding with Dame Kelly

Posted in Lifestyle Inspiration By Maria David

How my ride went with Dame Kelly Holmes; clue: I wasn’t first up the climb, and I didn’t win the sprint to the café!

I had the privilege of going on a women's bike ride with Kelly Holmes last month. Yes, Kelly Holmes, the double gold medallist from track and field. Recently she's got into cycling...

26Jul
26Jul

It may seem counterintuitive adding another layer into your summer kit mix, but, believe it or not, it can actually help keep you cooler. Find out how...

04Jul
04Jul

Get them right, and padded cycling shorts are the gateway to a smooth, comfortable ride. Find out how to wear and care for yours correctly to enjoy miles upon miles of pain-free, efficient cycling.

25Jun
25Jun

Let's face it, the UK's not famous for blazing heat. When the mercury passes 20c we're prone to flapping about as though we're living in the Dubai desert. Fans and paddling pools sell out, and public fountains are gridlocked. But it can, and most years it does at some point...

19Jun
19Jun

No More Hate

Posted in Inspiration Opinions By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Writer and Multi-Talent!

Like the sport itself, cyclists are a hugely diverse bunch. Much as those in the anti-bike brigade like to think it, we’re actually not all the same. We are everyone. Inciting wars between road users and slagging off everyone who likes riding a bike shouldn’t be the last acceptable form of bigotry.

13Jun
13Jun

Have faith in your padded cycling shorts and find out how ditching your knickers can lead to a comfier ride.

12Jun
12Jun

The 2018 OVO Women's Tour is on! June 13-17th sees the world's finest female road racers battle it out across the UK. Here's Maria David's exclusive insider's guide to the stages... with some surprising insights.

06Jun
06Jun

Triathlon athlete and World Champ Simone Mitchell reveals six of her key training exercises to improve strength, both on and off the bike.

01Jun
01Jun

Sunday June 3rd marks the very first official United Nations World Bicycle Day. This is a big day in the history of the bicycle. For the UN to bestow an 'International Day' tag on anything is quite a moment. In this case it's especially significant.

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