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 […]
Remember back in June I did a bit of a bike ride around Portsmouth with Premier Inn? Well, here’s the extended write-up on that ride… Long time followers of VCG will know that I used to split a lot of time between London and Portsmouth. What’s a bit mad about that is that I’d never actually done a “proper” ride around there before. There was the occasional cycle into town and along the beachfront with The Boy, but that was pretty much it. No exploring and checking out what was beyond the cycle paths… I finally got the chance to rectify this cycling oversight AND get some extra training in […]
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 […]
If by any chance you’ve been on the Premier Inn website recently, you might have spotted some familiar faces! Premier Inn invited VCG to take a cycling break with them as part of their #PremierSummer series – so me and The Boy loaded up our gear for a weekend of riding in Portsmouth, and did ‘Round the Harbours’. You can see some of our adventures in this video (whoooo-hoooo to getting handy with the Go-Pro!) and read more about our ride and VCG’s other suggested destinations over on the Premier Inn Cycling Hub… This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Premier Inn – Opinions expressed here are those of […]
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.