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About Vanessa Ruck, The Girl On A Bike

The Girl On A Bike, About Vanessa Ruck

Born and raised in England. I’m a go-getter, a chase-your-dreams kind of girl.  I grew up in the great outdoors, getting muddy and messing around keeping fit with horses and quad-bikes and always up to mischief.

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Vanessa, The Girl On A Bike

At 18 I flew the nest to find my place in the world, university, first job. Life took a turn in 2014 when I was hit by a red light jumping car, and since that day I’ve made it my goal to make the most out of life, and to also help others do the same.

My escapism has always been through sports, whether that’s kite surfing, snowboarding or mountain biking, it’s always been about getting physical, but the accident changed that and motorbikes came into my world. They’ve swiftly become my favourite form of adventure; the open road, the power, the ability to simply disappear into the unknown and travel the world.

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I started @TheGirlOnABike when bed bound after my 3rd surgery following the accident, the first on my hip, and decided that I needed something positive to channel my energy into. Since this day I have continued to share my journey with you, but not just the happy days you expect on social media. I’ve also tried hard to be real, showing the down days, the days you have to find all your inner strength to even just get out of bed.

Ultimately, life is short, so it’s so important we don’t waste time or let life just slip through our fingers. Even with injuries and full-time jobs, we have so much to be grateful for and can do so much with our precious existence.

What’s my mission? To make the most of each day and help others do the same.

Join the ride!

Much love, Vanessa Ruck

Follow me on Instagram @TheGirlOnABike and like on Facebook

If you’re new to my page – it’s more than just dirt bike riding and racing, I’m on a mission to prove that nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough. See more about my story plus read about my life changing accident, which started it all.

You can find me Vanessa, The Girl On A Bike over on InstagramFacebook and YouTube, and www.thegirlonabike.com.

 

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Oxford Mail: Oxfordshire daredevil trains for motorbike races with her Harley Davidson

The Girl On A Bike recently contacted my local Oxfordshire news paper and was so tickled pink when they wanted to hear more about my story. I even made it into the print!

Vanessa Ruck in the Oxford Mail
Vanessa Ruck in the Oxford Mail

“A DISASTROUS incident that left Oxfordshire resident Vanessa Ruck with life-changing physical injuries is what inspired her to quit her job and enlist in one of the most challenging motorcycle races in the world.

Six years and 58,000 Instagram followers after the 33-year-old was hit by a red-light-jumping car, the adrenaline-lover is determined to push her body to its limits.”

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The Girl On A Bike LIVE on BBC Radio Oxford

The Girl On A Bike LIVE on BBC Radio Oxford

Guess who was live on the radio? BBC Radio and little me! It was such an honour, as The Girl On A Bike, to join BBC Oxford show and share my story. As the 6-year anniversary of my accident looms closer I hope that my struggles and story can help others find the energy to keep pushing on. Life can through us curve balls but it’s how we handle them that counts. Our of my accident grew The Girl On A Bike.

If you would like to listen to my BBC radio interview, please click on the link below and skip to 08.50 minutes in – that’s me! Two sections with a song in the middle. I’d love to hear what you think? Please do have a listen and comment below – I want to hear from you!

Here’s a quick summary of what we discussed:

  • The accident and what happened in March 2014
  • My recovery and new found moto addiction with The Girl On A Bike
  • What is hard enduro
  • My favourite mud facials
  • How life’s journey changed so dramatically
  • What’s next
  • Oh and hear my near whoops on live radio
  • Why I love sharing my story

You’ll need to register to listen, but it takes seconds.

Recording no longer available for review. Stay tuned for my next live experience on BBC Radio Oxford.

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The Girl On A BIKE goes BEC – Motor Rad Reporter

The Girl On A BIKE goes BEC – Motor Rad Reporter

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Riding Buddy my Husqvarna Motorcycles UK TE 250i and surviving the 6 hour race.

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