We LOVE this! Our great friend, and long time VeloVixen team member, Rose 'Ozzie' Osborne recently retired from the pro peloton after several years of stalwart service with teams WMT and Drops Cycling. Here are her reflections on women's cycling and the sacrifices in pro sport.
Tips & Tales
Ever wondered how to become a World Champion? In this video, filmed at our Women's Cycling Hub at the 2017 Cycle Show, Simone Dailey gives you some vital secrets and demonstrates how to 'build a base, build a champion'...
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.
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...
Exciting news emerged earlier this week about a transformation in the humble female cycling chamois pad. Recognising what a personal issue getting the right chammy can be, Swedish design studio Olof Pir A.L. have created and patented the Inflady-PadTM - a pad designed to be ‘the perfect fit for every rider’.
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...
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.
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.
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...
(A blog for our overseas friends!)
It may not have escaped your notice that in June 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union. Whilst this prompted unprecedented levels of political, economic and social tumoil in the UK, it does have one undeniable upside if you're a cyclist living outside the UK.
What's that, you ask? Buying cycling gear from VeloVixen got a whole lot cheaper, that's what!
Here are the main reasons why...
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...
"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.
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...
Women's mountain biking is thriving like never before. Inspirational names like Manon Carpenter and the incomparable Rachel Atherton are combining with the simple joy of a country full of glorious places to ride your mountain bike and luring more and more female cyclists onto bikes with suspension and fat tyres.
It's no surprise that suddenly female specific MTB clothing brands are emerging.
Correction: not 'suddenly' - the good ones have been creating a name for themselves for some years...
It's been a blur of elite GB success and medals, all set against the impossibly glamorous backdrop of Rio de Janeiro. We've never seen elite success like it. Faster, higher, stronger has never rung truer than in 2016.
But are technical achievements of sublime prowess what we'll remember it for. Are they really? The reality is that, whilst we sit slack-jawed watching trampolining skills and cycling power we can't begin to relate to, that's not what moves us. That's not what we will reflect on with lumps in our throats watching montages years from now.
It's the humanity.
In April, we spent three memorable days in Bristol shooting for our next catalogue. The sun shone on us - in every sense - and we laughed a lot. We hope you get the idea from our behind-the-scenes video...
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