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Guest Bloggers

23Mar
23Mar

5 ways to prepare for the 960-mile LEJOG (and other long rides)

Comments| Posted in Events Women's Cycling Guest Bloggers 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.

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...

01Mar
01Mar

10 Cycling Rules to Follow (or Ignore)

Comments| Posted in Style Guest Bloggers By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

Are you curious to know how many faux pas you’re comitting? Would you like to break more of the rules intentionally, perhaps? Or on the other hand, maybe you’re a newbie and you like wearing the correct uniform for your sport? Read more to find out now!

28Feb
28Feb

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.

02Feb
02Feb

Can the right bike change your life?

Comments| Posted in Women's Cycling Guest Bloggers 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 the story of how she found true bike happiness.

25Jan
25Jan

7 Motivational Tips for Winter Mountain Bikers

Comments| Posted in Guest Bloggers By Adele Mitchell, popular writer and cycling blogger

If you’re wondering how to motivate yourself when the weather is cold and its dark in the evenings, then here is some of the more unconventional inspiration that has kept me rolling.

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?

12Jan
12Jan

Are You a Reluctant Cyclist?

2 Comments| Posted in Guest Bloggers Beginner's Guides 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.

05Jan
05Jan

10 Ways to Make Winter Cycling Safer

Comments| Posted in Guest Bloggers Beginner's Guides By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

Cycling doesn’t need to end when the clocks go back, but with the days nearing their very shortest it’s smart to pay special attention to safety during these darker months. Here are 10 ways to cycle safely in winter...

22Dec
22Dec

If you've never done an ounce of cycle touring before there's going to be a lot of learning along the way. Sister duo, Rose and Robyn completed their 1800 mile journey in one piece, but what essential do's and do-not's did they bring back with them?

02Dec
02Dec

Mud, mud glorious mud.

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

When it comes to mountain biking, there’s nothing more liberating than dirt! Adele extols the virtues of getting absolutely filthy.

04Nov
04Nov

The importance of play

Comments| Posted in News Women's Cycling Guest Bloggers By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

Leaving play behind in childhood is a big mistake. We adults can really benefit from time spent engaged in voluntary, pleasurable activity with no specific goal. So how should we play as adults?

25Oct
25Oct

If you thought UK clothing manufacturing was a thing of the past, think again. Carolyn, the creator of urban cyclewear brand Velocity, shares her passion for UK manufacturing and the perks that come with it.

21Oct
21Oct

The first time I rode my bike up a hill I had to get off and push. I pushed my bike over the brow of the hill and slumped down on the verge to admire the view. I had no sense of satisfaction, I had hardly justified a rest, but my wobbly legs needed to regroup. The pros make it all look so easy, so effortless. The reality, I found, was somewhat different...

03Oct
03Oct

When I took to the stage of the Women's Cycling Hub

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

When we get together we tend to have a lot to say about women’s cycling - all of it endlessly fascinating, deeply astute and utterly inspiring, of course...

29Sep
29Sep

Beat the Winter blues

1 Comments| Posted in Women's Cycling Guest Bloggers By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

We all know that exercise benefits our physical health but what about our mental health? Recent research has shown that two-thirds of people spend less than an hour per day outside during autumn and winter. There's never been a better time to get out on your bike!

26Aug
26Aug

8 tips for new challenges & pre-race nerves

Comments| Posted in Women's Cycling Guest Bloggers Beginner's Guides By Juliet Elliott, Award Winning Blogger and Multi-Talent!

If you're wondering how to calm your nerves before a cycling race or event, read these 8 tips first to make your women's cycling race a memorable one.

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?

23Aug
23Aug

14 year old Cherry recently cycled the Way of the Roses as a fundraiser for her school. You may remember her original story here. Should she really have worried about being the slowest? Read more to find out how her challenge went.

02Aug
02Aug

I need another challenge. My boyfriend keeps saying he wants to take me up The Brickworks. I haven’t said yes yet as I’m still not sure it isn’t a euphemism for something else... but maybe I’ll venture over there on my own sometime soon – just to see what a real hill looks and feels like.

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