Inspiration

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.

06Apr
06Apr

Battle on the Beach

Posted in Inspiration 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...

23Mar
23Mar

Is there a better feeling than spinning along the lanes feeling the warmth of the sun and breeze against your legs? For me, this brings back memories of childhood, long days spent playing down at the BMX track, always in shorts (I remember this well due to the amount of times my mother smothered my scraped knees with iodine).

This got me thinking, when is it time to get the legs out? Surely simply because the sun is shining isn’t enough.

23Mar
23Mar

5 Ways to Prepare for Long Rides

Posted in Fitness Inspiration 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...

28Feb
28Feb

This Girl Can – our insider’s view on the 2017 campaign launch

Posted in Clubs & Events Inspiration By Adele Mitchell, popular writer and cycling blogger

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?

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.

25Jan
25Jan

7 Motivational Tips for Winter Mountain Bikers

Posted in Inspiration 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?

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.

05Jan
05Jan

10 Ways to Make Winter Cycling Safer

Posted in Beginner's Guides Inspiration Problem Solver 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...

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.

01Jan
01Jan

If you're feeling a bit bogged down with unconquerable New Year resolutions, then look no further. Here are eight resolutions that you can actually achieve in 2017.

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

Posted in Inspiration 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

Posted in Inspiration Opinions 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?

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...

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...

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