The Girl on a Bike in the Media

36 Regional Articles: The Girl on a Bike wins award

As seen in the Dorset Echo and 35 other regional papers: A BOURNEMOUTH University graduate and YouTuber who has required seven surgeries after being hit by a car has won a national award for her content.

‘The Girl On A Bike’, also known as Vanessa Ruck, is a 35-year-old rising star in the motorcycle world. Vanessa won best social media channel and most inspirational rider at Motorbike TV Awards.

Bournemouth University graduate Youtuber The Girl on a Bike wins award

After being hit by a car while cycling in 2014, Vanessa’s world turned upside down, resulting in seven surgeries and a roller-coaster of mental and physical recovery spanning seven years. Through her recovery she discovered motorcycles, becoming known as ‘The Girl On A Bike’. She is an inspirational female.

As a motorcycle rider and racer, Vanessa speaks passionately about the challenges of recovery from a life-changing accident and making the most of every day despite chronic ongoing pain.

She said: “Motorcycles, something I started post-accident, have become my love and passion.“If you’d asked me seven years ago whether I would be racing off-road motorcycles and delivering motivational speaking, I’d have probably choked on my drink. But life takes us on some amazing journeys.’

“People can relate to my story because everyone goes through bad times. We all have battles, some less visible than others but with a positive outlook, determination, and a smile these battles can be a little easier.

“Hopefully I am inspiring others to show that if I can bounce back and keep going after seven surgeries, others can get through their hard times.”

Vanessa spends her time sharing all elements of life, largely surrounding motorcycles, and also does charity work delivering free workshops to UK youth. Utilizing her recovery to engage young minds she talks about resilience, goal setting, and coping with life’s pressures.

Given the Motorcycle TV peoples awards got a record 100,000 votes it’s clear to say Vanessa is an inspiration to women and men alike – one inspirational female! “I’m on a mission to prove to myself that I still can, and I hope that continues to encourage others to get up and grab life by the horns,” she added.

  1. Somerset Live
  2. Zalily
  3. Newstral
  4. Wales online
  5. Portsmouth
  6. Daily Advent x2
  7. Lincolnshire Live
  8. Enduro News
  9. Grimsby Telegraph
  10. Cheshire Live
  11. Dorset Live
  12. Gloucestershire Live
  13. Nottingham Post
  14. Chepstow Beacon
  15. Reddit
  16. Plymouth Herald
  17. Daily Post
  18. Gazette Live
  19. Leicester Mercury
  20. Somerset Live
  21. Essex Live
  22. Bristol Post
  23. Nach Welt
  24. Get Surrey 
  25. Cambridge News
  26. Coventry Telegraph 
  27. Cornwall Live
  28. Derby Telegraph 
  29. Kent Live
  30. Hertfordshire Mercury
  31. Stoke Sentinal
  32. Belfast Live
  33. Devon Live 
  34. Staffordshire Live
  35. Hull Daily Mail
  36. Dorset Echo

Check out other Vanessa Ruck media placements here.

If you’re new to my page – it’s more than just dirt bike riding, Harleys 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

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