Adele Mitchell is a London-based fashion and beauty writer and editor, with a passion for cycling. She has been at various points; the Beauty Editor for Just 17, a beauty writer for Marie Claire, Top Santé and The Independent, a model for Vogue, The Face and John Galliano and the Emap Fashion and Beauty Writer of the Year. She can also boast over a decade of enthusiastic mountain biking and is a recent convert to the road, having completed the 2013 Prudential RideLondon – Surrey 100 on a borrowed Specialized Ruby Elite.
More pertinent to our interests is the fact that she often combines these key themes, writing regularly about cycling and style. Aside from being a regular contributor to Total Women’s Cycling, Adele also runs her own blog ‘Found, Beautiful’ where she will cover subjects that take her fancy from anywhere outside the standard remit for a beauty writer. Quite often this means airing her take on bike-related matters, but by it’s by no means exclusively centred on them.
Adele is perhaps best known around these parts for her ‘Beauty and the bike’ columns. In these articles she looks at some of the key image issues facing female cyclists. This can mean anything from coping with sweat, to dealing with cyclist’s tan, to saving your face from the harsh elements. She then gives us the benefit of her years of experience as a beauty writer to recommend products, clothing and techniques to help combat them. You can check out some of the previous articles here.