Love Velo Lucy

A Year of Cycling – Aims and Reflections

So towards the end of 2014 I set myself a cycling to do list of some of the things I wanted to achieve throughout the year with cycling. I just made it myself with a few things I wanted to do, I forgot about it until the other week and it was quite funny looking … 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

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

Cycling in Girona

Just last week ago I spent some time cycling from the historic Spanish town of Girona. We based ourself there for a week in a city that is home to several pro riders over the winter months. I’m an ‘English Rose’, or so I tell myself! This meaning I wilt a little sometimes in the … Continued

My Racing Debut

I had recently decided that I wanted to try entering some cycling road races, and had been giving it some thought for some time now. I guess its a little to do with the coaching sessions I have recently attended, but at the same time I was thinking that I wasn’t quite ready yet, that I … Continued

Beautiful Cycling Illustration by Kitty Pemberton-Platt

  I found these lovely illustrations by Kitty Pemberton-Platt from London.  I loved the ‘rules of the road’ postcard and so did buy a few, they are really lovely and so I wanted to share them with you. Initially starting from posting illustrations onto her Instagram account, postcard copies are now also available through her website. … Continued

Provide a Racing Pathway For Competitive Women

A little coaching!

Recently, I have been attending some coached sessions and I wanted to write a little bit about it, because it’s something that I have found to be really beneficial. It’s a women’s only coached session which is held at Prestwold Airfield in Leicestershire. The sessions are held by British Cycling Coach Dean Hughes who runs … Continued

Womens Cycling Clubs

I would recommend joining a cycling club to any keen cyclist. Whether you want to improve your cycling, meet other people or just have some company whilst riding it’s something worth doing. For myself it’s been beneficial to my cycling, has introduced me to time trialling and I have met some really great people too. … Continued