Cathy Bussey’s new book, The Girl’s Guide to Life on Two Wheels featuring contributions from Cyclodelic launches this week and we were lucky enough to receive a preview copy through the post this morning.
This image-rich, hard back book, is a practical guide for the modern female cyclist, promoting cycling as a fun, healthy, and stylish hobby and form of transport. Cathy addresses the oh-so-common excuses women give for not cycling and provides solutions to make the activity fit into anyone’s lifestyle. The Girl’s Guide to Life on Two Wheels also serves as a handbook for new cyclists, with information including bike-buying tips, exercises to improve one’s bike handling skills, and interviews with fitness bloggers and experts to keep new (and old) cyclists inspired. The book is filled with many lovely photos from Cyclodelic campaigns over the years, including our trip to Paris photographed by Ben Broomfield.
We wish Cathy lots of success with The Girl’s Guide to Life on Two Wheels!
The CTC celebrated the launch of Team CTC, their first women’s cycling team, at The London Bike Show earlier this month.
The team will be made up of six core riders of Elite, Category 1 and 2 status and will offer the opportunity for two guest riders to compete alongside the team in selected races. The team will compete in six overseas high profile UCI races, the National Women’s Individual and Team Road Race series, whilst also taking part in the thrilling Smithfield and Newport nocturnes. Riders on the team will also act as cycling ambassadors, encouraging cycling as part of an active lifestyle by taking part in events and mass participation rides.
Chief Executive of CTC Gordon Seabright said: “We’re hoping that CTC’s support will translate into inspiring more women to take up cycling. Getting women riding for sport or leisure is of course doubly important as women often are the ones encouraging the next generation to cycle, cementing a lasting legacy for women’s cycling in the UK.”
Feeling inspired to take your cycling further? Why not join a club yourself. British Cycling has a great online tool which allows you to find clubs across the UK. There are plenty to choose from and clubs such as Kent Velo Girls specialise in women only rides and races to suit all levels. Their ever popular training camp runs for a week from March 18th 2013 and the club organises easy rides every Monday, Faster Fridays and Sunday road rides with Time Trials for the more advanced.
Are you a member of a cycling club? Let us know about it and we’ll feature you and your club here.
Josie Dew has cycled some 350,000 miles across six continents and 47 countries (some of them by accident). The survivor of several wonky knees and a handful of worn-out bottom brackets, she is still firmly fixed in the saddle. She has written seven books about her travels. More recently she has towed her two-year-old daughter over 10,000 miles in a bike trailer around England.
She will be speaking and answering you questions alongside a panel of experts in the arena on Sunday the 11th October as part of Cyclodelic’s Girls Guide to Cycling at The Cycle Show this year.
We are also extremely privileged to have Josie selling signed copies of her books from our stand at D11 between 1:30 and 2:30 PM on Sunday 11th October. This is a rare chance to get to meet one of today’s most experienced cycle tourers, test her knowledge on her travels and adventures and buy a personalised copy of one of her inspirational books. Not to be missed!