Meet the Women here at Cafe Ventoux

Rosie seen here with Jason Bradbury from the Gadget Show takes all the credit for everything that happens here at Cafe Ventoux from the great food, the chilled out vibe to the welcoming team. Rosie takes part in Marathons, half Marathons and Triathalon’s, so fitting in training can be difficult with a full time job here  six days a week and a teenage son who needs continually feeding. Emma pictured here with Matt is a recent addition to the Cafe Ventoux team and is proving to be a great asset. You can’t help but notice Emma when you come in the door with that welcoming Big smile that she is already famous for.  Emma is a very keen cyclist, with not much stopping her getting out on her bike. Cycling daily to and from work Emma will often be seen out churning up the miles.

Women Dedicated Peloton Retail Zone at Cafe Ventoux

We are very excited to have three leading clothing brands within Cafe Ventoux producing stunning female cycling wear and accessories. The Peoloton Zone is headed by the Womens Specific brand ‘Queen of the Mountain’, a unique brand created by women cyclists for women cyclists, in addition we have Le Col and Velobici, each producing a range of womens clothing deigned to given women real choice.

A full range of clothing can be found in the Peoloto Zone in store, but for a sneak view of each brand click here

Following Professional cyclists Grace Garner and sister Lucy from team Wiggle Hi5 through the season.

We follow the fortunes of Local professional cyclists Lucy and Grace Garner. Regular visitors to Cafe Ventoux, Lucy is just starting her second year whilst Grace is in her first season with Team Wiggle.

Did you do any other sports before cycling: Not really at a high level but I love sports so when I was at school I did cross country running, long jump, football… The list goes on, haha. I loved cycling and it was something a bit different so I chose to concentrate on that.

How did you get into cycling: My grandparents were both racing cyclists and my dad and uncle loved riding theirs bikes, so I’ve always grown up around bikes. I tried all different disciplines and actually started riding a penny farthing!

Time in competitive cycling: I’ve been racing for 12 years and I am in my 4th year as a professional.

Favourite circuit: Flanders. I’ve only raced it once but it is such a huge race for both the men and the women. It’s not a typical course that suits me but it was special to race on such significant roads.

What is the hardest race you’ve ridden so far: The giro d’talia. It was extremely hot and hilly and I found it hard to race in those conditions.

Favourite training ride: I don’t really have a favourite training ride but I’ve just recently bought a Garmin so I’m exploring new roads which I love doing!

Most inspirational sports personality: Chris Hoy. He has achieved so much in his career and is one of the most down to earth, nice guys I have met in the sport.

Any hobbies/interests outside of cycling: Since I have moved to Holland and have my own house with my boyfriend, I really enjoy trying new recipes out. I’m not the best cook but I like trying new things. I like doing my nails and shopping (normal girly things)

Did you do any other sports before cycling: No Ive only ridden my bike

How did you get into cycling: My grandparents did some time trialing, so my dad and uncle use to compete, my sister started to do it so i just went along

Time in competitive cycling: I’ve been racing for 11 years since I joined my local club

Favourite circuit: I don’t actually have a favourite circuit as a lot of races aren’t on identical cicuits each year and also they change around a lot. I like a course which is quite technical with some punchy climbs in but reasonably flat with a tough sprint finish!

What is the hardest race you’ve ridden so far: The Has to be the world Championships last year. I was on the limit for the whole race, such a hard course with the cobbled climbs and it was a full gas from the start.

Favourite training ride: I love the roads when i’m up in Yorkshire, its really tough but really good training.

Most inspirational sports personality: Lizzie Armitstead is really inspiring me at the minute. She’s had clear goals and done everything she set out to achieve them. She is such a gutsy rider and I aspire to ride like her.

Any hobbies/interests outside of cycling: Reading, and I like finding new types of food to include into my diet and trying different recipes with them too.  

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lucy-garner-cycling-scholar_3489362 Following in her sisters cycle tracks, Grace Garner has joined the Wiggle Hi5 team, we are proud to be following Grace on her travels in 2017.




2016-01-08_1256   Lucy Garner is a British racing cyclist, originally from Leicestershire. She races professionally now with Team Wiggle high5 and is a double junior world road race champion. We are proud to be following Lucy’s achievements throughout the year.