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.
Clubs & Events
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.
Do you Strava? The fact that we use 'Strava' as a verb proves - if proof were needed - that the most popular cycling app of all time has come of age.
We're really excited to invite you to our VeloVixen Strava Club - a great way to bring together our amazing community of female cyclists. So why should you join us?
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!
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.
On May 21st 2017, we hosted our first VeloVixen Women's Cycling Day at our place, just outside Oxford. Would anybody come? After all, when you have a house party, you can never be sure... Find out if they did.
Join us on Sunday 21st May at VeloVixen's HQ in Wheatley, Oxford, as we fling open the doors for a day of rides, bike workshops, locally roasted coffee and cake, a chance to meet other like-minded cyclists and - of course - an opportunity to try and buy your favourites from our award-winning collection of women's cycling kit.
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.
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.
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?
The 2016 Total Women's Cycling Awards are looming, and we're lucky enough to have been nominated once again - this time in the Best Cycling Retailer category. We're very much the minnow up against the big fish in cycling, and it would mean the world to us to win! Here's how you can vote...
Are you coming, are you coming?!?!
September 2016 marks our biggest contribution yet to the momentum within women's cycling, as we host our star-studded VeloVixen Women's Cycling Hub - it promises to be one of the highlights of the NEC Cycling Show, running from September 22nd-25th...
Adele shares her experience of riding the popular Ride London event for the second time. How did she summon the motivation to continue when the chance of a new personal best began to fade?
Did you make it to the Cycle Show? It was our first time exhibiting at Birmingham's NEC, and - it's fair to say - it was quite a show. We deliberately plonked ourselves in a prime spot, right by one of the main entrances and quickly became a focus for the thousands of female cyclists who sacrificed a sunny ride to come and hang out at the show!
But which products went down best? Here are our Top 9 (quirky, huh?!)...
(... and did you win a pair of ZIB cycling pants?!)
Every so often a cycling opportunity comes up that's just too good not to shout about. 1st-5th October 2015 is one such. How do you fancy an extended stay in some of Europe's finest cycling country? A stunning base camp in Catalunya's Girona Province? Eye-watering scenery and roads? Wonderful local food? To say nothing of your fellow riders - which include British Olympians Sharon Laws and Lucy Martin, who'll be showing you some of their favourite 'home' roads.
Surely this is the chance to escape the impending Autumn blues?
Behind every great cycling club there is a great woman…or so the saying goes (sort of!). We spoke to Cheryl Reid, the brains and larger-than-life personality behind Oxford's hugely successful Cowley Road Condors Ladies Summer Sessions, a summer-long series of rides designed to introduce novice female riders to the joy of cycle club riding.
Are you one of the thousands of women riding the Rapha Women's 100 this year? If you're already signed up, good luck! If not, why not?! After all, you can ride it no matter where you live, it's a truly global event... And it's all happening on Sunday 26th July 2016.
I blame that second flat white in Caffe Nero. Back in late 2012, Vos Media’s Geraldine Reeve had invited us to meet up and discuss women’s cycling – a subject close to our hearts.
We’d covered a lot of ground when – with just a whiff of Lieutenant Columbo – she slipped in: ‘just one other thing – we’re thinking about doing a women’s cycling awards… what do you reckon?’
Being an online retailer doesn't mean we don't get out there. Since we launched in the summer of 2012, we've spent over 5 weeks in total at events, from Scotland to Cornwall. We love meeting our customers (many of whom we consider friends). And it's a vital part of how we evolve our range to cover what you actually want.
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