Fiona Aylward: the tenacious cyclist

“I got into cycling seriously when my brother bought me a Garmin,” Fiona Aylward says as she stands, hands-on-hips, inspecting the clutter of bikes, turbo trainers, shoes and gear that litter the small furniture-free front room. “That was when I discovered Strava, and suddenly I had loads of people to compete against.” She grins with … Continued

MTB Skills day: Cannock Chase

Over the weekend I spent a day at Cannock Chase on a MTB skills course which I had seen advertised on a women’s cycling group page. I want to get better on the mountain bike, I want to increase confidence and I want to be able to know what I’m doing a little bit more. … Continued

A well deserved break

I have over the past month dropped my mileage quite a bit, I have taken the pressure off and eased the pace and actually I’m feeling really good for it. Cycling is a really time consuming hobby and I feel sometimes like I am neglecting friends I once had much more time to spend time … Continued

Basic Bike Maintenance : Cleaning your bike

Bike maintenance is important all year round, but especially over the winter months when grime can build on your frame and components. We have listed a few bike basics for cleaning your bike. There are different methods for maintaining your bike, but below are some of our basic recommendations. We welcome any other suggestions – … Continued

Bike Biz Cycling Media Awards – Bike Blog 2015 Finalist :)

We have very exciting news that Love Velo has been short listed in the Bike Biz Cycling Media Awards under the blogger of the year 2015 catagory. The winner is to be revealed on 12th November.  We have plans to make Love Velo a better and stronger website to promote women’s cycling, and think that … Continued

Winter Miles, Summer Smiles

I’m no expert, I’m not a coach or a pro rider at all, as much as I would love to be! I have however put together my top tips for winter training and some of the ways to stay motivated throughout the shorter days and colder months. Turbo Training When its dark, cold and wet … Continued