I’ve taken part in big sportives before, but I knew that RideLondon was going to be totally different. The obvious reasoning for that would be “well, you’ve never done it before, so of course it’ll be different to the others Jools… duh.” I know that, of course I do. But this was really going to be something else. There’s no denying the excitement of getting a place was a factor in how I was feeling about it. Every year since it started, I’d pop in a ballot entry, wait for months in anticipation… and then get that dreaded “Commiserations” magazine in the post. “That’s cool… maybe I’m just not supposed […]
Ian “The Boy” James takes over VCG for this blog entry… spending the day with Barbour and Brompton for their AW/17 collaboration, and taking part in RideLondon’s Freecycle Saturday… With Lady Velo busy hosting talks for Prudential RideLondon, it fell to yours truly to take on a day of riding a limited edition Brompton bike and trying out some stylish new jackets from British outdoor tailoring specialists Barbour. It’s hard life but someone’s got to do it. To add to the hardship, the day was set to start with breakfast at Dean Street Townhouse, so I set off with an empty stomach and high expectations of this renowned Soho eatery. […]
There is a first time for everything in life/cycling, right? Well, a new first coming up for me is Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 46. After years of watching the event set-off from my doorstep in East London and harbouring a desire to do it, me and The Boy will be riding the 46 mile route on 30th July. I’ve no shame in admitting I’m not quite ready for the 100 miler yet, but this should give me a nice taster of it! You might have noticed a small hint I dropped on Instagram a few weeks ago about something going on. I’ll be part of the RideLondon Cycling Show team in the […]
About Lady Vélo
I started Vélo-City-Girl when I got my Pashley Princess in March 2010, after a ten year absence from the saddle. VCG is all about cycling and the many different forms it comes in, there is something for everyone.