The Vätternrundan 2018

Lake Vättern, Sweden – 300km- 6th biggest lake in Europe- 27,000 cyclists   I recently was given the opportunity to travel to Sweden and take part in an event called the Vätternrundan, the world’s biggest recreational cycling event. The opportunity presented itself through Rutland Cycling and was to be organised by Oakley. The event is … Continued

The Vätternrundan 2018 : Kit List

Whilst not ideal to be using new kit on an epic long ride, I broke all the rules for long distance riding and trialed some new pieces to really put them to the test whilst riding the Vätternrundan 300km ride in Sweden. The conditions for our ride on the day of the event were good with no rain forecast, … Continued

Where to Ride: North Norfolk

There is something so nice about being by the seaside and I love it when I can ride my bike to the coast. I was lucky enough to spend a week in Norfolk and enjoy some of what the east coast has to offer. So I planned to try and get some good rides in, bearing … Continued

Kit Review: Specialized Torch 2.0 Womens Road Shoe

This week I was excited to take delivery of Specialized Torch 2.0 road shoes that I received from Rutland Cycling. I took them out on the road for their first test ride and here is my ‘first look / ride‘ write putting them to the test on the road.   … carbon soled road shoes in … Continued

Racing : Our top tips for new racers

The road race season is now underway and we have collected some of our top tips for new riders wanting to take up racing. If you have any others we would love to hear from you with your top tips too!   ‘Find a suitable category event for your first race. If your new to … Continued

International Womens Day : My Inspiration

8th March marks international women’s day which is in place to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women.   Love Velo CC as a page which promotes and celebrates female cyclists and women in sport quite rightly is celebrating #IWD.  I have written a small piece about some of the female cyclists … Continued

Dabbling in Cyclocross : My first CX season :)

  I really missed racing over last winter, the road season came to a close and I missed going to events and just racing in general and so thought I might give cyclocross a go. I don’t really have much off road riding experience, one mountain bike race on a borrowed bike in a summer … Continued

Tour of Cambridge Gran Fondo 2017

‘I signed up almost a year in advance, tempted by closed roads and with the idea that I would have an incentive to train for something over winter’   The Tour of Cambridge was an event I signed up for almost a year in advance, tempted by closed roads and with the idea that I … Continued

Rider Interview : Beeston CC’s Women’s Race Team – Izzy Wild

Photo by Mick Bown Its been a while since we featured a rider interview, but here is our interview with Beeston CC Women’s Race Team member Izzy Wild. A few of the other Beeston girls have agreed to take part and so we hope to post these in coming weeks. This is the first year … Continued

My Race Season Round Up 2017

I haven’t been too attentive on the blogging just recently but Love-Velo.cc is making a come back! I thought it might be an appropriate post to put together a little season round up of some of the things I have been up to on my bike and so this is a post about road racing … Continued