Beginner's Guides

Our women's beginner guides to cycling are packed with tips, tricks and guides to help you get started in your newfound hobby.

17Jun
17Jun

Your Sportive Survival Guide

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

We love sportives - these organised, well-marshalled events are a brilliant way to challenge yourself, ride fantastic roads and have fun. Especially if you set about them the right way, says Juliet Elliott...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

13Jun
13Jun

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

15May
15May

So, you’ve taken the plunge and finally signed up to a cycling event. Kirsty shares her top tips on what to wear during your first organised ride.

26Mar
26Mar

Use our guide to create a versatile ensemble that will keep you cycling in comfort as we emerge from the depths of winter into the unpredictable Great British springtime.

15Feb
15Feb

If you’re looking to upgrade your old bike or make the very most out of a new investment these are the best value bike upgrades that make give the biggest increase in cycling performance

15Jan
15Jan

Since joining the VeloVixen range in 2014, the Urbanist padded cycling knickers have become our best selling range of all time, making their way into our top-5 favourite lists time and time again.

Learn more about the background to Urbanist in their original Kickstarter Project video...

27Nov
27Nov

Whether we brush off the gloomy predictions of our weatherwomen and men or not, we can’t get around the fact that for the next few months we’ll need to wrap up warm if we want to continue cycling (and enjoying it) throughout December and into the new year.

26Oct
26Oct

There’s something magical about the century, the achievement of ticking over from tens of miles to the elusive three figures. Spending a day on the bike – spending enough time to warrant multiple coffee stops. This was Catherine's first.

04Oct
04Oct

Nowadays it feels like we're spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a jacket to get us through the winter cycling season. Is that a blessing or a curse? We think the former. With so many styles and performance features now available specifically for women, it gives you the chance to really pinpoint THE perfect jacket for your cycling needs.

30Sep
30Sep

VeloVixen's own Fran Whyte, a seasoned cyclocross fanatic, reveals how cyclocross could be your answer to year round cycling - and why it's just plain fun!

20Apr
20Apr

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.

23Mar
23Mar

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.

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