Road Cycling

Coalville Wheelers Open 10TT

Hilly TTs really aren’t my thing! However somehow I found myself signed up to the Coalville Wheelers 10TT, thanks to being talked into it by some of the girls I have been riding with recently. ” A course described as ‘sporting’ which I think just means its hilly and tough…”   Some of our clubs in the … Continued

My 2016 Review

Firstly its been a while and happy new year to all Love Velo CC readers and followers! Since I started cycling two and half years ago it’s always been fun to reflect on the past few years cycling. 2017 isn’t exactly starting with a bang as I have been struck with the Christmas lurgy, happens to me … Continued

2016 – My first season racing

Photo by John Orbea – All of a sudden September is upon us and the end of race season is in sight. It’s been my first season racing, it doesn’t seem five minutes since I was worrying about entering my first race! Its been a learning curve, with a few challenges on the way … Continued

Thinking about trying a time trial? Here is our advice…

It was around this time last year that the seed was being planted that I wanted to try some competitive cycling. I wanted to race but didn’t really know where to start but a ten mile time trial seemed like the best place. I have now ridden a few ten mile time trials and feel … Continued

Identifying your Coaching Needs

Are you considering some coaching? Racehub manager Claire Shea-Simonds is an experienced Ironman athlete who has twice competed at the World Ironman Championships in Kona as an age grouper. Claire gives us some points to consider. I’ve been asked a few times lately about how identify a coach and it’s not an easily answered question … Continued

Reliability Trials

Over the past few weeks I have taken part in reliability trials held by local clubs in the nearby area. The two events over the past two weeks that I have taken part in have been organised by Welland Valley Cycling Club and also the Ratae Road Club. Riding a reliability trial involves riding a … Continued

Aviva Women’s Tour 2016

We’re big fans (see below photo) of the Aviva Women’s Tour at Love Velo CC and so we’re excited to hear the press release information for the 2016 event. Last year we spent a few days watching some of the days stages and were glued to the TV watching the highlights each evening. It’s a … Continued

Entering a Triathlon: Taking the Plunge

I first had the idea that I might want to enter a triathlon not long after I had first started cycling. I guess I had a new found confidence from the fitness and achievement through my new found hobby. The only issue was that I hadn’t done any running since leaving university around five or … 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

Strongher cc & Love Velo cc Ride Social – Braver than the Elements

I had been checking the weather forecast all week, although this isn’t so unusual to check conditions for a weekends cycling. However during the lead-up to this weekend I was hoping for a lovely winters day as the 12th December was the day planned for our Love Velo cc & Strongher cc women’s social ride. … Continued