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Aoife Glass

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La Course with Specialized

One part of my job that I absolutely love, and that I know I’m lucky I get to experience, is the chance to attend amazing events. This summer, I was invited to attend La Course in Paris with bicycle company Specialized along with a group of other female journalists.

La Course is a significant event in the world of women’s road cycling. The one day event, which takes place on the iconic Champs Elysées on the same day as the finale stage of the Tour de France, came about by the dedicated campaigning of a group of female cyclists.

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BikeBiz release Women of the Year 2015 list

BikeBiz Women of the Year 2015

Way back in November 2014, I spotted a tweet from BikeBiz, the UK cycling industry publication. They were planning on putting together a list of the most influential women in cycling, and were asking for nominations.

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Women’s Cycling Goodies at The London Bike Show

VeloVixen Stand at the London Bike Show - packed full of women's cycling goodies! And a very excited Kirsty :)

I popped along to The London Bike Show on Thursday (opening day) to scope out the goodies, meet up with my friends in the cycling world, and attend the Total Women’s Cycling Awards. I’ll pop something up on the TWC Awards later (suffice it to say it drew a huge crowd and was a roaring success) but I thought if you were wavering on the edge of popping along to the London Bike Show, you might wanna know what’s there, especially from a women’s cycling perspective.

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Fuelling my Ride – Nutrition for Cycling

More cycling posts: Megavalanche 2014 Gallery

Nutrition for cycling is big business, with millions of pounds spent on gels, powders and tablets every year, and thousands of articles written on what you should and shouldn’t eat when training, riding and racing.

The thing is, although guidelines are great start point, it’s usually a pretty personal thing. What cycling nutrition to go for depends a lot on what you are trying to achieve, and also what you like and what agrees with your body. This, by the way, is one of the reasons I’m a big fan of going for some personal training if you are preparing for a specific event.

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2015 Cycling New Years Resolutions

Woman mountain biking scotland
In 2014, I went mountain biking in Torridon, Scotland. I really want to ride there again in 2015 – and you can see why.

I’ve got a lot of general New Years Resolutions (including giving blood, reading more books, you get the idea) but as a lover of lists, I’ve also got a whole separate set of Cycling New Years Resolutions.

Cycling is a pretty big part of my life, whether it’s road cycling or mountain biking, or just bimbling about here and there. I’m not particularly good, not particularly fit (working on that one), and mostly just in it for the fun. But wow, what a lot of fun it is!

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