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MOST RECENT

Still thinking about how banging this solo-garden dinner was last night, and making it again today ๐Ÿ…๐ŸŸ๐ŸŒฟ
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#foodstagram #anchoviesoneverything #tomatoes #ladyvelo #mystoryuk #solodining

๐Ÿ—ฃNEW BLOG POST: the joy of riding a @bromptonbicycle on their hire scheme... and YAY to slow rolling in the summer sunshine! Head to velocitygirl.co.uk for more. Fancy another read after that? Issue 2 of #VeloMail has dropped - subscribe link in bio ๐Ÿšฒ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ“โœŒ๐Ÿพ
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#cycling #brompton #bikes #bromptonbicycle #bromptonhire #blogger #ladyvelo #mystoryuk #cyclestyle #juicydoubleofvcg

Despite looking crazed, you can totally trust me with your child ๐ŸคชI Had an absolute BLAST spending time with @harlig_life, celebrating her delicious pudding of a daughter turning one - and her being an excellent Mamma! After meeting through our now very ex-jobs 5 years ago, I had no idea how much of a soild friendship me and Iszi would end up having, and seeing her raising this incredible girl is just โค๏ธ. Much love to this woman and all she does... and let there be more cuddles and running around with this one and more fizzy booze and @breadaheadbakery doughnut filled gossip sessions ahead ๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿพ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿ’•
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#friendship #harliglife #howcuteisshe #mystoryuk

Yes, I know this was in my IG Story the other day BUT Iโ€™m ending this positive grind of a freelance working week by basking in the melanin glory @candicebrathwaite + @kelechnekoff ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ I worked on a shoot which was totally outside of my comfort zone and once upon a time believed would totally be out of my reach for many reasons (one to explore in #VeloMail soon) - but thanks to the power of women empowering each other, this mad ting happened. I canโ€™t wait until this project is out there to properly to share it... it should be a cracker! โœจ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽฅ
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#blackgirlmagic #representationmatters #sport #london #eastlondon #ladyvelo #mystoryuk

A very pleasing and totally instagramable mural spotted on my cycle home last night ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŽจ
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#cycling #eastlondon #bike #colourbolt #art #ladyvelo #mystoryuk

BROMPTON FLEX ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ”ฅ Fun in the sun to be had on this @bromptonbicycle for sure! Have a ๐Ÿ‘€ at my IG story for a random account of the day! ๐Ÿ’œ
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#brompton #bromptonbicycle #cycling #portsmouth #bikes #ladyvelo #mystoryuk #tattydevine #robryan #lbk

Thank gawd for sunshine, big goblets of gin, excellent fish & chips and most of all getting to switch-off and spend extended time with @grobelaar. This living in separate cities lark has its perks in the summer ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿบ๐Ÿธ๐ŸŸ๐ŸŸโค๏ธ
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#southsea #portsmouth #summer #foodbae #mystoryuk #ladyvelo

The 3 stages of doing my first Literature Festival: 1) being scared but smiling in my hotel room... 2) being on stage and LOVING the conversation and the people Iโ€™m talking with... 3) buzzing post talk and feeling proud of myself! Massive thanks to @bradfordlitfest for inviting me to talk this year alongside @football_v_homophobia Lou Englefield and Simon Ashberry. This was one of the most frank discussions Iโ€™ve had on stage about barriers to entry in cycling for marginalised groups, and I now have a mad fire in my belly to talk like this SO MUCH MORE. Also, celebrating the joy of just getting on a bike and folks like @ldnbikekitchen helping people to do it (I proper went off about you lot - I hope the recording comes thruuuu! ) I hope I can return again next year with copies of โ€˜Back In The Frameโ€™ and continue to use platforms like these to amplify voices! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ
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#bradfordliteraturefestival #bradfordlitfest #representation #diversity #cycling #womenincycling #sport #ladyvelo #mystoryuk #kemitelford #tattydevine #mytattydevine #marksandspencer #cyclestyle

Because I donโ€™t have enough to contend with, (incโ€™ my paranoia about shitposting on the internet ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ) Iโ€™m gonna start doing a tinyletter! Iโ€™ve wanted to do a newsletter for AGES and even though Iโ€™m 8 years late after launching VCG, Iโ€™m going to give it a whirl. Itโ€™ll contain stuff other than cycling (๐Ÿ˜ฑ) and general musings that probably wouldnโ€™t sit too well on the blog, but will hopefully be an honest and entertaining read ๐Ÿ“
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So, if youโ€™re interested in me occasionally turning up in your mailbox, type: tinyletter.com/ladyvelo into your browser and subscribe - thank you! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ’ป
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#tinyletter #velomail #newsletter #ladyvelo #itmightbeterrible #extendedshitposting #cycling #mystoryuk #conversations

Sat on my back step drinking wine (out of the best glass) and eating some of the stack of prawns I BBQโ€™d today for me and Mamma V = my take on a very good Saturday ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿท
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#slowsaturday #deadlinerewards #bbq #robryanstudio #ladyvelo #mystoryuk #nourishyoursoul

Iโ€™m still really chuffed about doing this last weekend... and next weekend Iโ€™m off to Bradford (check my bio!) to talk about bikes and life again. Anyway - if you wanted to listen to this, last weeks #bbcsaturdaylive is up on BBC iPlayer radio ๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ
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#bbcradio4 #radio #cycling #ladyvelo #mystoryuk #blogger

My editor-in-floof keeps a watchful eye on me and todays deadline. While shedding butt-fur all over my keys ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿพโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿˆ
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#catsofinstagram #writing #deskface #ladyvelo #mystoryuk #vcgbitf #book

Hereโ€™s something I NEVER imagined myself saying: Iโ€™m speaking at the @bradfordlitfest this year. I guess this whole โ€˜writerโ€™ thing is real then?! ๐Ÿ“š Next Sunday (1st July) Iโ€™ll be discussing โ€˜Representation In Sportโ€™ and the intersectional problems that still exist that prevent people from engaging in sport - from grassroots levels all the way up to the top. Iโ€™ll be speaking alongside sports journalist Suzy Wrack, and director of Pride Sports UK Lou Englefield. Very much looking forward to this (while still ๐Ÿ˜ฑ at being asked to speak at this too) - link in profile to tickets if you can make it ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธโšฝ๏ธ๐ŸŽพ๐ŸŠโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒ๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธโ›น๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸฅŠ๐ŸŒˆ
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#bradfordlitfest #bradfordliteraturefestival #sport #cycling #diversity #ladyvelo #mystoryuk #vcgbitf #writer #literaturefestival #bradford

This old snap probably sums up what it was like with my Dad when I was a kid... forever nosing at what he was doing and following him around like a shadow. I canโ€™t deny that my adult relationship with my Dad can be turbulent at times (I get my hotheadedness from him and lord... when we argue, WE ARGUE) but I miss having him around all the time when he was living over here. I miss the laugher him and Mum used to have in their better days and still wonder what it would be like if they were that couple who got old and grey together. But I still have him. Heโ€™s not well at the moment which is hard to deal with thousands of miles away, but heโ€™s still around in my life for now and Iโ€™m thankful for that. Happy Fathers Day Mr Walker... youโ€™re still my favourite miserable old man ๐Ÿ‘ด๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜˜
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#poppavelo #ladyvelo #mystoryuk #corkboardandwoodchipwallsforlife #stickabeardonmeandimthatman

Well, that was surreal, a lot of fun... and something that Iโ€™d love to do again! Thanks @bbcradio4 for having me as one of your guests on #bbcsaturdaylive and thanks to everyone who listened to me waffling and sent lovely messages Iโ€™m now catching up with. I had more stuff Iโ€™d loved to have talked / shouted out about but the time went soooo fast tho! Considering what a socially anxious worrier Iโ€™ve been recently, this is an ace experience I wonโ€™t forget ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ“ป
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#bbcradio4 #bbcradio #bbcsaturdaylive #cycling #bikes #ladyvelo #mystoryuk

YO! A lilโ€™reminder that Iโ€™m a guest on @bbcradio4 tomorrow morning on #SaturdayLive from 9am... which is still a bit bonkers to be saying... Tune in tomorrow morning if you fancy listening! ๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฒ
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#bbc #bbcradio4 #ladyvelo #mystoryuk #cycling #bikes #secretlyterrified

Been a while since Iโ€™ve done one of these... a special @youngandfoodish #BurgerMonday ๐Ÿ” This collaboration with @joeallenlondon has 4 burgers to choose from on the menu - I went for the @rochellecanteen one by @margotehenderson which was ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ (and also makes me want to visit the Canteen). Ace company and an ace cheeky evening away from my laptop... cheers Daniel for a lovely night! ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿธ๐Ÿฝ
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#joeallenlondon #burger #foodstagram #burgermonday #rochellecanteen #mystoryuk #london #youngandfoodish

Better get my best radio voice on *clears throat* - NEXT WEEK, Iโ€™m going to be on @bbcradio4 #SaturdayLive. Iโ€™ll be joining Rev. Richard Coles for a chat from 9am... all going well, tune in on 16th June! ๐ŸŽ™๐Ÿ“ป๐Ÿšฒ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ
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#bbcradio4 #radio #ladyvelo #cycling #bikes #mystoryuk

5th June 2012: adopted these two tiny inseparable sisters from @celiahammondanimaltrust. 5th June 2018: Not so tiny, defo not as inseparable, but more than happy to plot together and take over your bed ๐Ÿ˜ป
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#rescuecats #catsofinstagram #littleidiots #mystoryuk #catte

Bless the good people of Twitter who helped me track down this tropical beauty to @marksandspencer! (see my feed, innit). It fits ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿพ and the pattern is ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ - it also matches my tattoos (even if it hides the massive bird on my chest) but those who know it will KNOW ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ
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#marksandspencer #dress #ladyvelo #birdwoman #mystoryuk #changingroomselfie

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