Local Heroes

Local Heroes

Articles pop up in our news feeds daily on the latest news from the pro’s, but we all know there’s much more to sport than those at the top. It can sometimes be those we do sport with regularly that we get the most inspiration from, which is where my latest idea for a competition has come from.

I say competition, but it’s more of a way of launching a new series I want to run on my blog for 2019. Local Heroes. I’ll be opening my inbox to any amazing stories you want to tell. A race result you’ve been chasing all season. A new trail run route you’ve found. A friendship group you’ve formed with all of the banter.

The best part?

There’s the chance to get a free photo shoot out of it. Some of my blog readers might not know that I’m actually a big lover of photography. I went to photograph the British Downhill Series at Llangollen before hopping on a downhill bike myself. Riding and racing means I don’t do it so much now, but I want that to change!

So, to launch this new series I’m going to run a competition to be the first Local Heroes story to hit Lucy’s Life and Bikes. Any sport. Any age. Male. Female. As most will be a little shy to enter themselves, enter your local hero by using the contact form below!

ENTRIES CLOSE 13th JANUARY AT 18:00 (so I have chance to get January’s ‘Local Hero’ article out there!)

Don’t forget to spread the word by hitting the share button!


COMPETITION: What is your biggest accomplishment on your bike this year?

I’m kicking off the weekend with a ‘Lucy’s Life and Bikes’ competition and I want to know….

“What has been your biggest accomplishment on your bike this year?”

How to Enter:

Tag me in a post on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook (make sure it’s public!) telling me your biggest accomplishment this year on your bike.

You can follow/tag me with:


Up for grabs is:

  • Fenwicks FS-10 Bike Cleaner

When I was working at Alf Jones Cycles I was soon converted to using Fenwicks products and I haven’t used anything else since. Reasonably priced and it does the job perfectly. Free from damaging substances such as silicon, it is safe to use on all bike parts including carbon fibre, disk brakes and delicate anodised parts.

  • Fenwicks Foaming Chain Cleaner

The low mess formula required to degreasing that clogged up chain this Winter…and all year round.

  • Fenwick Chain Cleaning Sponge

Used with the Foaming Chain Cleaner Fenwicks offers this alternative method to other complicated chain cleaners.

  • Fenwicks Wet Weather Chain Lube

For making sure your chain is running smooth this Winter.

  • Lezyne RAP-6 Multi-Tool

As well as the Fenwicks products, I also came across this multi-tool whilst working at Alf Jones Cycles. After a few months of use I can honestly say I have had no issues with it. It’s strong and not too bulky for a bag to hit the trails or a road cycling jersey pocket.

The reason for choosing all of these products? Because they are ones I trust.

Feel free to spread the word about the competition and good luck!