The Girl on a Bike in the Media

The Girl On A Bike fit for the season – Motor Rad Reporter

“While other people have been feeding a raccoon belly over the Corona period, The Girl On A Bike can proudly show off her body” Thanks so much Motorradreporter das Österreich Internet Motorradmagazin.at for the shout out. My body is my one and only home for life so I’m doing all I can to keep it in shape, and get prepared for my next hip surgery so I go in as strong as I can!

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Vanessa with Praep on Motor Rad Reporter
Motor Rad Reporter

https://www.motorradreporter.com/artikel/girl-bike-fit-fur-die-saison?fbclid=IwAR1EYbUO9Ym67JjvElUZb9Kiobc5ZGURr2OK4pwhEZOisKE_0gz7tj5RiuY

Check out my full Praep ProPilot trainer review here.

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Praep ProPilot discount code 15% off

Praep ProPilot discount code 15% off

I train regularly with the ProPilot and highly rate it. For a full review please see my Praep ProPilot review here. I’m super happy to share a 15% discount with you with a Praep ProPilot discount code.

For 15% off Praep use “VR15” shop at Praep.com

What is the Praep ProPilot?

In short, it’s a bike handlebar balancing device, but in reality, it is so much more. The handlebar is mounted on a central unit with three difficulty settings, each giving more or less stability and wobble. The harder the setting the tougher the workout. Designed by bikers the ProPilot is designed specifically to support off the bike, bike fitness. There is a free app to use in conjunction which provides a selection of workouts, exercises, challenges and games! Yes games. My favourite is Game of B.I.K.E.

What I think of the Praep ProPilot

The ProPilot turns monotonous workouts into fun and efficient training sessions, improving your coordination and stamina on the bike. I’m full on addicted, playing daily and seeing some serious strength gains in a short period of time.

Get one ordered and start the fun!

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The Girl on a Bike in the Media

BBC Radio Pause for thought – do we really want life as we knew it back?

Pause for thought – do we really want life as we knew it back?

As heard on BBC Radio Oxford

If you prefer to read, here is my pause for thought:

Hi, my name is Vanessa Ruck also known as The Girl On A Bike and my pause for thought began in 2014 when I was involved in a life changing accident while cycling. Over the following 6 years I was on a mental and physical roller coaster to get my life back. A life of extreme sports, peak fitness, and most importantly pain free living. I battled through a time when I didn’t even see myself as me, this broken body unable to participate in the activities I loved was not me. Many of my friends would ask me “when is Vanessa” going to be back?

Exploring the countryside around home
Exploring the countryside around home

And then it happened. I realised, not over night, but in an awakening journey about what recovery really means.

When people say ‘recovery’, you typically think of returning to how you were before. But there is no going back. You do not merely recover, you reinvent yourself. You learn so much as you fight through, you see things in new ways and discover new truths; it’s an irreversible journey.

As I record this sat at home in lock-down I see so many similarities to the world’s battle with covid-19. None of this was planned but it is unfortunately the reality of the world we live in right now. The effects are life changing, life as we knew it torn apart, and impacts likely to last well into the future.

I hear so many talking about wanting life back, going back to how things were before. But I can’t help but wonder if that is really what we should want. Lock-down has taught me a lot about myself and somehow made me look at the world in a new way. Always busy, rushing, doing, being, fighting to cram more in, have more, do more, be more. But what does it all mean if we cannot share it with our friends and families? I wonder if I am not the only one seeing what’s more important in life than things. Time is precious.

How many of us have had more phone calls with loved ones and friends more than ever before? How about grandparents, where before it might be months between visits, and now we are embracing video calling and connecting as much as we wish. I’ve had Friday night socials, coffees in the garden sunshine. Reconnecting with people where ‘time’ seemed to have drifted us apart simply because life was ‘too’ busy. I’ve even spent time encouraging more birds into the garden and enjoying their songs. Done jobs I never had the hours in the day to do. I’ve explored the countryside around home. Places on my doorstep so beautiful yet I didn’t realise they were there, instead, jumping on planes and traveling. And most importantly. I’ve stopped to listen and be grateful for everything I do have around me right now. Yes I would love to jump on my off road motorcycle and tear off into the wilderness, but life, even in lock-down is a blessing to be alive.

I think that after lock-down I will take learnings from this time, realising that life does not have to be quite so fast paced and hectic. Keeping a little stillness and deep breaths of appreciation, keeping stronger connections with those I love. Sometimes it is the simple things in life that can bring the most joy.

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U Perform’s advanced Bioactive Collagen Peptides® formula also contributes to the normal function of skin, hair, nails and bones. So not only will you feel great, you’ll look great.

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Touch Note discount – £10 off cards with “VANETSKZ”

Touch Note discount – £10 off cards with “VANETSKZ”

With digitalisation taking over most of our communications I still love the feeling of having something in the post! I regularly write letters and cards but sometimes I want some personal photos, and with no printer at home, I use Touch Note and have a Touch Note discount for you. This is also amazing when away on a trip and wanting to send a postcard to someone.

You can easily share memories, special moments, and keep in contact with friends and family. It’s great! If you use my friend code you can get £10 off your first year with Touch Note if you use my code VANETSKZ.

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They are reinventing personal communication for the digital era.

Touch Note is a creative platform for personal communication. Their award-winning apps lets their members send custom-made, real cards straight from their phone, so that they can share moments with the ones they care about, anywhere in the world. Their customers have sent over 15 million TouchNote cards and they were awarded the Good Web Guide’s App of the Year 2018, Financial Times Tech 100 Europe and numerous accolades on the Apple AppStore and Google PlayStore.

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Pact Coffee discount code “VANESSA-28830A”

Pact Coffee discount code “VANESSA-28830A”

Coffee is one of lifes simple pleasures and for us having yummy fresh beans is vital to the perfect brew. If you’re after some here’s a Pact Coffee discount code. We use Pact Coffees subscription delivery service to get the best fair trade beans delivered to our door.

Enjoy £5 off your first bag [cancel at any time].

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Pact coffee

Coffee without compromise

Founded in 2012, Pact Coffee was created to change people’s minds about coffee. They think about it like wine, not flour – it’s a cupboard staple, but one that’s infinitely better if it’s been lovingly grown and expertly processed. They want the UK to realise that. Because everyone deserves a truly quality cup of coffee.

Flexible on coffee plans.

Fixed on quality.

Pact Coffee doesn’t cut corners when it comes to coffee. They don’t buy bargain beans. They don’t sacrifice quality for the sake of profit. And they definitely don’t screw over the talented farmers they work with. Every cup you drink is 100% speciality grade, quality-checked over and over, and roasted fresh for your order. Because this coffee is worth the effort.

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The Girl on a Bike in the Media

ADV Pulse: Adventurer Copes With Life-Changing Accident By Racing Off-Road

ADV Pulse: Adventurer Copes With Life-Changing Accident By Racing Off-Road

After years of painful recovery and surgeries, she found relief racing off-road.

This one was an emotional one for me. ADV Pulse wanted to do a deep dive into the real implications of racing following my accident and it was a pretty emotional experience talking to Egle but I really hope my story helps others.I’d love to hear what you think about the article in the comments below. Do you battle on, can you relate?

Read the full article here: https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/vanessa-ruck-adventure-rider/

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Red Light Rising DISCOUNT CODE “GIRLBIKE” 5%

Red Light Rising Discount Code, coupon & promo code: “GIRLBIKE” 5% off

I’ve recently invested in a full body red light therapy lamp systems from Red Light Rising Redlightrising.co.uk , and as a customer I now have a Red Light Rising discount code of 5% for my friends.

What is Red light treatment?

Red light treatment is a specific wavelengths of red light create a biochemical affect in our cells that serves to increase mitochondrial function. This improves ATP (adenosine triphosphate) production in the body. Sorry the answer is a little scientific 🤓

Why is this important?

ATP is the source of energy for every cell in the body. So without it, we don’t function at all. Without enough of it, we don’t function well. It’s energy and healing on tap at home 💡

For more details please check out their website and remember to use my Red Light Rising discount code for your lights and start to see the health benefits yourself.

Benefits Of Red Light Therapy

Info from https://www.oglf.org/what-is-red-light-therapy/

At the moment, however, there’s some evidence to suggest that RLT may have the following benefits:

The main benefits of red light therapy are thought to have come from the energy exchange. The responses of cells and tissues to red light therapy, which does not itself produce much heat, can be comparable to the body’s reaction to heat. Certain wavelengths of red light can penetrate beyond the skin’s surface, where it is absorbed into the cells deeper than other wavelengths of visible light can. This deeper-reaching light can have the following benefits:

Reduce Joint Stiffness

Applying heat to a joint can reduce stiffness by as much as 20%, and effects of red light therapy are thought to be similar. This can have a cyclical pain-reduction result as less stiffness and associated pain can encourage you to use a joint more, which can reduce further stiffness. Use my Red Light Rising Discount Code to get started.

Relieves Muscle Spasms

Muscle spasms can cause pain because they can restrict the blood flow to certain areas of the body, which can cause cells and tissues to be starved of oxygen. Applying red light can result in the muscles relaxing which will allow better circulation of the area. This means that conditions such as restless leg syndrome can be very responsive to red light therapy.

Improves Blood Flow

Just like the body’s natural response to heat is to dilate blood vessels, it does the same when exposed to red light. This widening of blood vessels reduces resistance to the blood flow, therefore improving the rate at which it can move around the body.

This is a great benefit because the restriction of blood flow can cause cells to be starved of oxygen. Lack of oxygen, which is called ischemia can permanently damage tissues, particularly in the muscles as it can kill cells, some of which cannot be replaced.

Reduces Inflammation

The improved blood flow and lymphatic circulation aid the removal of waste products from the lymphatic system. This reduces and prevents the build-up of fluids which can cause edema, therefore reducing pain associated with swelling and can even enhance the healing mechanisms. Use my Red Light Rising Discount Code to get started.

Aids Pain Relief

The reduction in pain relief can come from a combination of the above effects on tissues. Joint stiffness, muscle spasms, restricted blood flow and inflammation can all cause and contribute to pain. By reducing those symptoms, red light therapy can, therefore, reduce pain.

Vitiligo

Visible red light has been shown to stimulates melanocyte migration and proliferation resulting in repigmentation of vitiligo patches. However, there are only a few studies published on the efficacy of red light in vitiligo. This is a prospective single-blind randomized clinical trial to assess efficacy of red light in the treatment of vitiligo. Use my Red Light Rising Discount Code to get started.

Improves Elasticity of Collagen Fibres

Red light therapy at certain wavelengths is thought to stimulate the productions of collagen and elastin fibers, as well as the creation of new capillaries. A greater number of capillaries within the skin will improve blood flow to the skin tissues and therefore the transportation of oxygen and nutrients to the cells, while the extra collagen and elastin will smooth and plump-out the skin. This can slow and reduce the effects of aging on the skin, giving a more youthful appearance.

You may have heard of red light therapy (RLT) by its other names, which include:

  • photobiomodulation (PBM)
  • low level light therapy (LLLT)
  • soft laser therapy
  • cold laser therapy
  • biostimulation
  • photonic stimulation
  • low-power laser therapy (LPLT)

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The Girl on a Bike in the Media

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.”

Keep reading here: https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18288036.oxfordshire-daredevil-trains-motorbike-races-harley-davidson/

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