An evening with Jules Walker

A memoir of bikes, blogs and riding through depression from award-winning blogger Jools Walker.

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The Traditional Cycle Shop presents an evening with author and blogger Jools Walker. Jools will be talking about her new book Back in the Frame.

Jools (aka Lady Velo) 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.

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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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Jools Walker is the cycle-style blogger behind www.VeloCityGirl.co.uk that launched in March 2010 when she bought her Pashley Princess 'Frankie' and assumed that would be the only bike she'd ever want. A familiar face and website on the cycling scene, Jools' blog and social media presence has evolved from being her 'tiny corner of the internet' to inspiring women around the world to get back on the saddle and ride. She now finds herself talking about cycling culture on the sofas of BBC Newsnight, writing about it in nationwide publications and giving talks at women's cycling events across the country.

On Tuesday 16th July at 7pm we will be hosting an evening with Jools at The Traditional Cycle Shop.

Tickets are £10 and can be purchased HERE.

Refreshments will be available at the Marina Café Bistro.

www.velocitygirl.co.uk


Fran Martin