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Events

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.

06Apr
06Apr

Battle on the Beach

Comments| Posted in News Events Video By Fran Whyte

How on earth did I end up racing Battle on the Beach? A drunken New Years Eve in Cardiff with friends. Midnight ticks by and suddenly there are lots of crazed drunken cyclists frantically entering Battle on the Beach.

I really didn’t know what I was getting myself into...

28Mar
28Mar

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...

23Mar
23Mar

5 Ways to Prepare for Long Rides

Comments| Posted in Events Women's Cycling Guest Bloggers Top 10 Must Reads By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

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.

09Feb
09Feb

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.

24Jan
24Jan

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?

04Jan
04Jan

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.

11Nov
11Nov

We all know that eating properly can make you go better on your bike. But how many of us have devoted a career to studying it? Nutritionist Jasmine Campbell has - and she's especially good on female specific tips.

Listen to her speak at our 2016 VeloVixen Women's Cycling Hub...

01Nov
01Nov

Downhill mountain biking isn't for the faint hearted. And as if to prove a point, British double world champion Manon Carpenter bounced along to speak to an enthralled audience at the VeloVixen Women's Cycling Hub with a freshly broken collarbone in a sling.

Jools Walker asked the searching questions and Manon charmed and disarmed in equal measure...

01Nov
01Nov

"There is a malaise among people who follow sport that women's sport isn't exciting."

There's a lot of discussion about so much in women's cycling - the good, the bad and the downright ugly. But you'll have to go a long way to find 3 better informed and more entertaining commentators than Adele Mitchell, Chris Garrison and Jools Walker.

30Oct
30Oct

It's one thing cycling the length of South America. Well, that's quite a thing in itself. But doing it with no money takes a special kind of adventurer and a remarkable woman. Laura Bingham discovered more about herself and humanity than she'd ever expected.

Here's the video of her conversation with presenter Jools Walker...

21Oct
21Oct

Mountain biking may not always have the high profile glitz of the road, but Sally Bigham is one of the UK's finest. Not only a European Champion, she's also a brilliant ambassador for the sport with some great tales to tell. We asked her to bring competitive mountain biking to life for us.

Here's the video of her conversation with presenter Jools Walker...

21Oct
21Oct

Ever fancied hanging out with an Olympic Gold Medallist? We got to do just that at the VeloVixen Women's Cycling Hub, and presenter Jools Walker asked some delightfully searching questions...

20Oct
20Oct

With more participants than ever and a real buzz around women's cycling, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the momentum is irrepressible. And there is loads to celebrate. But we're not there yet - as the Head of British Cycling's Breeze programme Becki Morris explains in this video.

20Oct
20Oct

Ultra-Distance Cycling. Not something most of us have even contemplated. Emily and Shu have. And they're probably the UK's two most recognised and respected. Let them tell you more in this remarkable video... we challenge not to watch the whole hour!

17Oct
17Oct

Ever wanted to get a proper bike fit but failed to find the right time/person to do it?

One of the UK's top bike fitters, Dr Bryan Roberts, can solve your conundrum! Here's Bryan's fascinating 40 minute video insight into how to adjust your bike yourself to make yourself more comfortable - and faster!

14Oct
14Oct

In the wake of her Rio triumph, double Olympic Gold Medallist Jo Rowsell Shand discusses a range of topics with presenter Jools Walker at the NEC Cycle Show's VeloVixen Hub. Here's the video...

02Sep
02Sep

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...

01Sep
01Sep

Are you coming, are you coming?!?!

This month 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... 

24Aug
24Aug

Five unexpected things I learnt from Ride London

Comments| Posted in Events Women's Cycling Guest Bloggers By Adele Mitchell, popular writer and cycling blogger

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?

29Jul
29Jul

So here we are, my final Half an Iron Woman blog post – I’ve done it, challenge completed, money raised, limbs starting to recover, toe nail fallen off…now what? Well first, let me tell you how it went.

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