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Best of 2017

The highlights from an amazing year, both here at VeloVixen and in the wonderful world of women's cycling more broadly. We've handpicked these to give you a New Year treat...

21Nov
21Nov

PinarellNO

Posted in Kit Opinions Best of 2017 By VeloVixen

When news emerged earlier this week about the launch of Pinarello's new e-bike, the Nytro, at first it seemed like a solid, positive step from a major bike manufacturer to catch the growing wave of e-bike sales.

But then the Pinarello marketing department got hold of it. And that's where the trouble began.

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.

23Oct
23Oct

Juliet's just finished her first season. "Racing bikes is nothing short of a high so with the season all wrapped up and no more fixed crits until next April I'm feeling something akin to withdrawal."

28Sep
28Sep

Diane Jeggo joins presenter and journalists Rebecca Charlton and Laura Winter to talk #TokenAttractiveFemale and to discuss where women are in the media's coverage of cycling. Prepare for sparks to fly!

18Sep
18Sep

Why Cross is Really Boss

Posted in Fitness Inspiration Opinions Best of 2017 By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!
Take a glimpse at social media right now and you may well come across the hashtag #crossisboss. But exactly what is everyone talking about?

08Sep
08Sep

Anna's Legs Girls Meet Up

Posted in Kit Lifestyle Best of 2017 By Joanna Shimwell

Last week saw the much anticipated gathering and social ride for the Anna’s Legs ambassadors. Here's Joanna's write-up of what they got up to in the beautifully picturesque hills of the Peak District.

08Aug
08Aug

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

Posted in Video Clubs & Events Inspiration Best of 2017 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!

27Jul
27Jul

You ARE Good Enough

Posted in #CycleHappy Best of 2017 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.

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

My 5 year-old daughter wants nothing more in life to ride her bike and that is because cycling makes her happy. Can the same happen for grown ups? Can cycling make us happier?

26Jun
26Jun

Don't Stop What You Love Doing

Posted in #CycleHappy Best of 2017 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 Best of 2017 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?

26May
26May

When Juliet met Lee Craigie

Posted in Inspiration Opinions Best of 2017 By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

I first met Lee Craigie on a wet and wild weekend at Plas y Brenin in Wales. It was the kind of weather I felt suited the tough, adventurous Scot, a woman who seems stronger than the elements and unfazed by anything.

20Apr
20Apr

Cycling Makes Everything Better

Posted in Opinions Best of 2017 By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

Is cycling the key ingredient to making your day that extra bit better? Juliet ponders the idea in her latest blog. Warning: may contain references to cake.

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...

02Feb
02Feb

Can the Right Bike Change Your Life?

Posted in Lifestyle Inspiration Opinions Best of 2017 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 her story and how she found true bike happiness.

12Jan
12Jan

Are You a Reluctant Cyclist?

Posted in Beginner's Guides Inspiration Best of 2017 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.

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