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What Burning Questions do you have for the Pros?

VeloVixen will be hosting the Women's Hub at the NEC Cycle show this weekend and they want to hear from you

It’s nearing the end of the race season and that only means one thing, the NEC Cycle Show is coming, and it’s sooner than you think!

This weekend, the halls of the NEC will be full of the latest in cycling excitement. Big name brands will be showcasing their shiny new wares, entertainment will be aplenty and they’ll be numerous athletes mingling with the crowds and sharing their expertise and experience. You can find out what’s on the agenda for the weekend here.

However, it’s the VeloVixen Women’s Hub which is causing quite the stir of excitement this year. Online retailer, VeloVixen, will be hosting the Women’s Hub which offers three-days of talks, discussions and interviews with industry leading women and professional athletes.

This year, VeloVixen wants your help. So if you have any burning questions to ask the athletes and industry experts, read on to find out how to submit them.

VeloVixen Women’s Hub: What’s On

Friday 22nd September

11.15-12.00: Here Come the Girls – how and why women’s cycling is blooming
• Julie Rand (Cycling UK)
• Diane Jeggo (Breeze)
• Becki Morris (Breeze)

12.45-13.30: Tracy Moseley – Q&A with the legendary MTB champion

13.45-14.30: Token Attractive Female? – where is media coverage on women’s cycling?
• Laura Winter (VoxWomen)
Rebecca Charlton (Cycling Presenter, Commentator, Journalist)

15.00-15.45: Why You Should Try CycloCross – and keep cycling through Winter
• Fran Whyte (Bicester Millennium CC)

Saturday 23rd September

10.30-11.15: Beyond Selling Stuff – bringing something fresh to women’s cycling
• Lynne Bye (Founder, Fat Lad/Lass at the Back)
• Judith Smith (MD, Primal Europe)
• Rhian Ravencroft (Founder, Threo)

11.30-12.15: Corrine Hall MBE – Q&A with Paralympian Gold Medallist

13.00-13.45: Your Biggest Challenge: Ride the Tour de France with Le Loop (formerly Tour de Force)
Emily Chappell (Lead Rider, Le Loop; ultra-endurance cyclist; founder of the Adventure Syndicate)
• Sarah Perry (Organiser, Le Loop)
• Julia Tilley (Rider, 2017 – survived)

14.00-14.30: Get Over It – how cycling can help you overcome fears and challenges, and come out stronger in every sense
• Adele Mitchell (Journalist, cycling fanatic)
• Diane Jeggo (Breeze)

15.00-16.00: Adventure Syndicate – female cycling adventures to take your breath away
• Emily Chappell – adventurer
• Lee Craigie – adventurer

Sunday 24th September

10.30-11.15: Let’s Club Together – how cycling clubs can get it right for women
• Kate Horsfall (Yorkshire Lass CC)
• Fran Whyte (Bicester Millennium CC)
• Kat Young (Cowley Road Condors CC)
• Eleanor Pye (Hinckley CRC)

11.30-12.15: Taking on the Impossible – riding the 2,400-mile Transcontinental
• Grace Lambert-Smith (Rider, 2017)
• Eleanor Ceindeg (Rider, 2017)

13.00-13.45: Jo Rowsell-Shand MBE – Q&A with multiple Olympic Gold Medallist, World Champion, World Record Holder and BBC Pundit

14.00-14.45: The importance of glute strength and optimum lower body power in order to increase your overall performance on and off the bike
• Simone Dailey
– build a base, build a champion, Triathlon Age Group World Champion and Personal Trainer

15.00-15.30: The 10,000km Date – how VeloVixen was born through a year-long ride
• Liz Bingham (Co-Founder)

The VeloVixen Women’s Hub needs you!

VeloVixen is asking for you to submit your questions for the Q&A sessions at the show. So if you have a question for any of the following women, be sure to submit them by following the instructions below:

Jo Rowsell Shand, Tracy Moseley, Corrine Hall, Simone Dailey, Emily Chappell, Lee Craigie, Rebecca Charlton and Laura Winter.

You can submit your questions via Facebook, either on the Total Women’s Cycling or VeloVixen pages. Alternatively, you can enter the same way via Twitter, either on Total Women’s Cycling or VeloVixen’s page.

When posting your questions, be sure to use the hash tag #VeloVixenWomensHub, and let us know who your question is for as well! Here’s an example below:

To [Emily Chappell] – what’s your favourite colour? #velovixenwomenshub #womenshub

VeloVixen will choose a selection from the submissions and if yours is selected, you’ll get a shout-out at the main event. Furthermore, VeloVixen will be filming the event so if you can’t make the show this weekend, you can catch up on all the highlights.

The Cycle Show will be taking place at the Birmingham NEC this weekend from Friday, September 22nd to Sunday, September 24th.

For more information about what’s on at the NEC Cycle Cycle, head over to the event website here. You can also find more information about the VeloVixen Women’s Hub here.

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