Earlier this month we caught up with Editor Danielle Welton for a coffee and an exclusive behind the scenes insight into the new top cat in women's cycling publications.
Saddle discomfort is one of the most talked about subjects among female cyclists. Despite what you may believe, you really don't have to put up with it. So what's the key to keeping your "peach" happy? Some good padding is a starter for ten. All our shorts are women's specific, but here's an inside look at four of our favourites.
Exciting news emerged earlier this week about a transformation in the humble female cycling chamois pad. Recognising what a personal issue getting the right chammy can be, Swedish design studio Olof Pir A.L. have created and patented the Inflady-PadTM - a pad designed to be ‘the perfect fit for every rider’.
When we won the 2017 BikeBiz Award for Best Online Store in February, we were a bit taken aback. We'd beaten the biggest names in the business. And then we thought about it and realised - there are 17 reasons why we won...
Is there a better feeling than spinning along the lanes feeling the warmth of the sun and breeze against your legs? For me, this brings back memories of childhood, long days spent playing down at the BMX track, always in shorts (I remember this well due to the amount of times my mother smothered my scraped knees with iodine).
This got me thinking, when is it time to get the legs out? Surely simply because the sun is shining isn’t enough.
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.
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...
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.
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…
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...
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
If you've never done an ounce of cycle touring before there's going to be a lot of learning along the way. Sister duo, Rose and Robyn completed their 1800 mile journey in one piece, but what essential do's and do-not's did they bring back with them?