Rider Profiles

Rider Q & A : Clare

This rider Q&A is with Clare who this year joined a cycling club and entered some of her first races this year. One being her first criterium 4th cat women’s races where she finished with a very respectable top 10 finish, the second being a hill climb in Leicestershire where she won the event overall! … Continued

Rider Interview: Michelle Brideau

Our most recent interview is with Michelle Brideau who has taken part in some awesome long distance bike rides such as cycling across Canada. Shes a fellow Rutland Cycling ambassador, has an awesome youtube channel (Ride on Cycling) and shares a little more about herself below. Enjoy 🙂   How long have you been cycling … Continued

Interview : Jessica Strange from Velome

    This weeks interview is with Jessica Strange from Velo Me, a great resource for women’s mountain biking. If you haven’t paid the site a visit, I recommend it. Jessica is a keen cyclist, writer and blogger and she shares a little of her story with us. Read more below… How long have you … Continued

Rider Interview : Julie Clark

This weeks rider interview is with Julie Clark who through determination and perseverance has gone from being a new cyclist to now competing in cyclocross races and riding with the fast groups in her local cycling club. Julie tells us a little more about her journey and experiences below… Photo by Richard Howes Photography How … Continued

Team LFCC: Dee Harrington

Love Velo CC this week speaks with Dee Harrington about her cycling… How long have you been cycling for and how did you get into it? I went to see the Tour de France in Cork when it came to Ireland back in 1998. It was a novelty and a spectacle and I was hooked … Continued

Team LFCC: Anna Bertram

This week we speak to long time cyclist and triathele Anna Bertram. Read more below… How long have you been cycling for? Since as long as I can remember. On our family holidays to France as a kid we used to take two bikes and a tandem on the roof rack! Biggest cycling achievement? Does … Continued

Rider Profile : Carl Dyson

Carl is our most recent member to join the Love Velo CC team. A keen cyclist competing in several different disciplines, now riding for Leicester  Forest Cycling Club. See below to find out more. How long have you been cycling for? My family are keen cyclists and so I have been riding a bike since … Continued

Team LFCC : Lucy Crookston

Its been a while since our Rider Profile series has been in full swing and so I wanted to do something about this by interviewing some of my fellow Leicester Forest Cycling Club members. The first is Lucy ( yes, another Lucy), originally a triathlete but also a super strong cyclist too. Read more below … 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

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

Women of the Transcontinental Race : Rishi Fox

The transcontinental race (TCR) is an unsupported race across Europe and is known as one of the toughest ultra endurance bike races

The transcontinental race (TCR) is an unsupported race across Europe and is known as one of the toughest ultra endurance bike races. With a distance of between 3000-4000km riders must race from the start to checkpoints and then to the finish. In-between these points riders can take any route and Last years race, TCR04 started … Continued

Rider Interview : Harriette Machin

Our first interview of 2017 is with Harriette who rode her first racing season in 2016. Having progressed quickly to get some good results leading to confirming a cat 2 license she speaks with us about her season, top tips for any new racers as well as her plans for the future.   How long … Continued

Brenda Mitchell: Bike Biz Pioneer – Woman of the Year 2015

We love to feature inspiring characters on Love Velo cc which leads me to introducing Brenda Mitchell who I was lucky enough to meet earlier this year at the Bike Biz Cycling media Awards. Having walked into a crowded room on the evening of the awards and knowing not a single person, I was quickly relieved … Continued

Rider Profile: Sarah

This rider profile interview is with Sarah, 42 from Leicestershire. Sarah is one of the first people I met through cycling when I was looking for a group to ride with and as she lives just down the road from me, we got to know each other whilst riding together on summer evenings and on … Continued

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

Rider Profile Series: Greer

Our latest rider profile features Greer, 26 who I met though my younger sister Katie, a keen rower. Katie and Greer rowed together as a pair for Leicester Rowing Club and when Greer decided to take up cycling I took her under my wing and we have since formed quite a nice group of six … Continued

Rider Profile Series : Clair

This rider profile features Clair, who I first met during a bike fit at Rutland Cycling, where Clair works. At this time I had been cycling for around six months, so it was really good to meet someone with experience and a mutual interest in cycling. We soon got talking, Clair was really encouraging when I … Continued