Has your bicycle become your biggest escape of late? Are you rediscovering the joy of two wheels? If so, then Back in the Frame from award-winning blogger, Lady Vélo, is the book for you
Jools Walker re-discovered cycling aged twenty-eight after a ten-year absence from the saddle. When she started blogging about her cycle adventures under the alias Lady Vélo, a whole world was opened up to her. But it's hard to find space in an industry not traditionally open to women - especially women of colour.
Shortly after getting back on two wheels, Jools was diagnosed with depression and then, in her early thirties, hit by a mini-stroke. Yet, through all of these punctures, one constant remained: Jools' love of cycling.
In Back in the Frame Jools talks to the other female trailblazers who are disrupting the cycling narrative as well as telling the story of how she overcame her health problems, learned how to cycle her own path and even found a love of Lycra shorts along the way.
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About the Author
Jools Walker is a blogger, tv presenter and public speaker. Her blog award-winning blog, VéloCityGirl, focuses on different aspects of cycling, including cycle-style, her own adventures on two wheels, and how to widen participation in the activity.
Jools' blog and social media presence have evolved from being her 'tiny corner of the internet' (as she still calls it) to inspiring women and young girls around the world to get on the saddle and ride. Leading publication BikeBiz lists her as one of the most influential women in the UK cycling industry. The well-respected US publication Bicycling Magazine touts her as one of the 107 Cycling Digital Superstars in the world to follow. Instagram named Jools as one of the most influential female storytellers in their #MyStoryUK campaign.
Jools now finds herself talking about cycling culture, and what it's like to be a woman in that domain on platforms as varied as BBC Newsnight, the Design Museum, BBC Radio 4, and Southbank Centre's WOW Festival.
Jools lives with her Mamma Vélo, partner Ian and their two cats in East London.
Table of Contents
Changing Lanes 5
Our House 8
Bingar's Burner 28
Girl, Connected 44
From Barbie to Bikes 54
Girl Gets Bike 79
The Joy of Cycling 87
Wish You Were Here 100
You've Got This 118
A Tourist in Your Own City 130
Cycle Style and Suffragettes 148
Community Links 155
The Bike Life for Me 189
Something Old, Something New 205
One for the Road 219
If You Teach Them (How to Fix It), They Will Come 239
Talking Heads 247
The Open Road 255
Beyond the Comfort Zone 262
Different Strokes 272
The New Skool 287
Going Up a Gear 299
The Road Ahead 346