A memoir of bikes, blogs and riding through depression from award-winning blogger, Lady Velo.
'We'll all recognise ourselves somewhere in this book' Emily Chappell
'One of the best cycling books of all time' BookAuthority
A joyful dose of inspiration that every cyclist, from rookie to randonneur, can take something valuable from' Road.cc
If your bike has become your biggest escape of late, Back in the Frame from award-winning blogger, Lady Velo, is the book for you
Jools Walker rediscovered cycling aged 28 after a decade-long absence from the saddle. When she started blogging about her cycle adventures under the alias Lady Velo, 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.
Funny, moving and motivational, this book tells the story of how Jools overcame these challenges, stepped outside her comfort zone and learned to cycle her own path. Along the way she shares a wealth of inspirational stories and tips from other female trailblazers, and shows how cycling can and should be a space for everyone.
A celebration of cycling, Back in the Frame will motivate you to get back on your bike and enjoy the ride, no matter what life throws at you.
I think we'll all recognise ourselves somewhere in this book
A funny, vibrant book - Guardian
A joyful dose of inspiration that every cyclist, from rookie to randonneur, can take something valuable from - Road.cc
One of the best Cycling books of all time - BookAuthority
Jools Walker is a blogger, tv presenter and public speaker. Her blog award-winning blog, VeloCityGirl, 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 Velo, partner Ian and their two cats in East London.