Back in the Frame: Cycling, belonging and finding joy on a bike Jools Walker
'A joyful dose of inspiration that every cyclist, from rookie to randonneur, can take something valuable from' Road.cc
A memoir of bikes, blogs and riding through depression from award-winning blogger, Lady Velo.
Jools Walker rediscovered cycling aged twenty-eight after a ten-year 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.
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.
'I think we'll all recognise ourselves somewhere in this book' Emily Chappell, endurance cyclist and author of Where There's A Will, longlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award