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16Jan
16Jan

In a world in which we're bombarded by ways to compare ourselves to others, it can all feel a bit overwhelming. It's easy not to appreciate your own achievements.

All the more reason, Juliet argues, to take stock of where you are and where you’ve come from, comparing yourself against no one else but… yourself!

08Nov
08Nov

Long cycle rides, as with any endurance sport, can wreak havoc on our digestive system if we don’t treat it right. Your body is working overtime to keep your muscles moving, blood pumping & lungs breathing and you don’t want to create more stress by giving it more work to do to digest your food. So how can you keep your tummy happy whilst on the bike?

31Oct
31Oct

Improve Your Cycling With These Yoga Exercises

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

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

07Aug
07Aug

This summer, we're celebrating the power of two-wheeled transportation with a brilliant round-up of awesome #CycleHappy stories and kit picks. From your sunnies right down down to your socks, here are 13 kit picks that perfectly capture that fist-pump-cycling feeling.

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

A Little Bit of Mountain Biking Happiness

Posted in #CycleHappy By VeloVixen (Author: Camilla Breck Kjeldbjerg)

A little bit of happiness. That's what I get from cycling through the woods on my mountain bike. So happy even my eyes are smiling.

26Jun
26Jun

Grow Happiness with Meditation

Posted in #CycleHappy By VeloVixen (Author: Julie Montagu, "The Flexi Foodie")

Meditation is an incredibly powerful tool for processing emotions, alleviating stress and also for boosting happiness. Guest blogger, Julie Montagu shares her wisdom how meditation can be used to help your happiness grow.

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

What's your “Sykkelglede”?

Posted in #CycleHappy By VeloVixen (Author: Marit Kjellesvik)

With the UCI Road Championship taking place in Norway this year and the “hygge” concept catching like wildfire, we thought we'd take a look at yet another rather fascinating Scandinavian concept... "Sykkelglede". Have you heard of it?

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?

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