Back in the Frame: How to get back on your bike, whatever life throws at you

Back in the Frame: How to get back on your bike, whatever life throws at you

by Jools Walker

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780751570762
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 05/23/2019
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,127,541
File size: 2 MB

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

Preface 1

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

Sparks 106

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

#BlackGirlMagic 196

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

Freewheeling 281

The New Skool 287

Going Up a Gear 299

Maintenance 325

The Road Ahead 346

Acknowledgements 349

Resources 351

Notes 358

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