THE OFFICIAL CAMP VC 2018 VIDEO X TOM BING

Just as summer comes to an end here’s a reminder of what went down on that amazing weekend back in August on top of a valley in the Welsh countryside ❤️

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A massive thanks to the amazing Tom Bing for capturing all the good vibes & a huge huge thanks to all of our sponsors, supporters & all the incredible women who make this event as special as it is. See you all next year!

CAMP VC X THE RED BULLETIN

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Super stoked to have this years CAMP VC 2018 featured in the mighty Red Bulletin Magazine this month!
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Such a great article with so many important stories shared from so many incredible women that came along to the event. .

A massive thanks to the lovely Jess Holland & Jane Stockade for coming along to & really getting down with us.

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So that was CAMP VC 2018 .....

... and man was it a weekend to remember! With over 400 awesome people road tripping to our site to rip dirt bikes, trials bikes, cruise the surrounding Brecon Beacons National park, skateboard, climb, quad skate, screen print, learn about photography & film, dance, do some yoga onsite to create an amazing event we left with our hearts full  from this amazing community of women coming together . 

The fact that the weekend was so incredible stands as a real testament not only to the amazing team we have building & running the site (made up of both girls and guys), the teams from the brands that are involved, from big brands who have supported us in such a huge way since day one, to new start up grass roots businesses run by some incredibly inspirational women, the people who give their time to teach, help women learn something new , volunteer & lend their skills but also to the the amazing women who come & attend the event to make it something incredibly special.

So heres  to all the rad women who came & rode dirt or road, skated, climbed, danced all night , disco bingo'd,  watched our VC team talks, made every single girl onsite feel welcome, helped someone else put up their tent or learn something new & smiled all weekend long ... you inspire us massively. Without you we don't have an event.

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Finally a MASSIVE thanks to our sponsors & supporters who make this event happen -  Husqvarna, Vans, Stance, Red Bull, DMD helmets, Sailor Jerry, Piston Head Lager, Yellow Tail wine, FOX, Red Wing Shoes, Greenfield Dirt track, Black Desert, Inch Perfect trials, Nomadic Kitchen, Hara london, Shextreme Film Festival, Curious & Co, VCC, Blondies London, Babes Ride Out, Amy Shore, Rachel Price, Doyenne Skateboards.

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We're so excited at VC London to have the amazing Husqvarna onboard for CAMP VC 2018 bringing their range of road & dirt bikes to site & supporting our enduro classes. 


After taking their new Vitpilen & Svartpilen 401s recently on a surfing road trip from London to Devon with Yonder surf school we absolutely fell in love with them! Slick, light & with awesome handing we loved blasting them around the coast, so we can’t wait to get back on them next week for a rip around the incredible countryside of the Brecon Beacons National park. 

Read all about our trip to Devon in the new Built Magazine with text & photos by the amazing Tom Bing out now & come find out about these incredible bikes f’real onsite at CAMP VC!
 

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CAMP VC 2018 X SHEXTREME

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We're very lucky at CAMP VC to have so many amazing female run organisations on board for this years event & no organisation is more inspiring than Shextreme - the pop up adventure film festival promoting women involved in adventure film making!

Founded in 2015 by Dr Ruth Farrar of Bristol University Shextreme run pop up film screenings & film festivals all around the UK  ... The next  of which were very lucky to have lined up for Friday evening at CAMP VC along with a live Q&A with guest speaker & film maker Elise Wicker.

If you were lucky enough to get signed up for the Shextreme film making workshop on Saturday you're in for a real treat!

Get to know all about Shextreme & its founder Ruth Farrar ahead of getting to site & check out Shextreme over at  www.shextreme-film-festival.com for more info on their next event!

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Name: Dr. Ruth Farrar 

Organisation: Shextreme 

 

What is your role at Shextreme? 

I am the founder and Director of Shextreme Film Festival and Shextreme Film School training up the next generation of female adventure filmmakers.

 

How did Shextreme come to be? What was the original idea behind it all?

Everywhere I go, I’m lucky enough to cross paths with inspiring wonderful women from my local climbing centre to out on the mountain. However, I noticed these real women’s stories were distinctly missing on the big screen at adventure film tours and festivals I attended…despite audiences comprising of 50/50 men/women. So I decided to be the change I want to see and proactively set up Shextreme Film Festival: the world’s first film festival dedicated to celebrating women in extreme sports and adventure.

In the early days, I was repeatedly told there wasn’t an interest or market for it. I’m delighted to report all our festivals have sold out in advance every year proving people really do want to champion gender equality in extreme sports and adventure films both on screen and behind the lens. 

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My Big White Thighs & Me will be screened at our Shextreme pop up. Image credit: Maia Media

How long has the Shextreme festival been running now? 

Our first fun festival took place back in 2015. This year, we are back bigger than ever with our fourth festival from 4 – 5th October in beautiful Bristol with exclusive world film premieres, award-winning tutors leading Shextreme Film School and an inspiring line up of festival panel speakers including climbing legend Hazel Findlay, surfer and activist Dr. Easkey Britton; mountaineer and NASA-trained astronaut Dr. Suzie Imber and climber Anoushe Husain. 

 

We love collaborating with amazing female run businesses at CAMP VC! Why did you want to get involved with the event? 

The energy when women come together to support each other is AMAZING! How could we possibly say no to such an exciting event?! Love how CAMP and Shextreme are on the same shared mission to empower women in extreme sports and adventure prioritising lots of fun along the way!

 

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Easkey Britton - one of the panel speakers at this year's Shextreme Film Festival 2018. Image credit: Chris McClean

What are you looking forward to most at CAMP VC? 

Looking forward to getting creative at the great screen printing workshop and I love going climbing so can’t wait to try out the boulder wall on site! The Wellness Area led by The Curious and co. looks brilliant too.

 

We’re so excited to have you & your team onsite at this year’s event! What have you got in store for us for this onsite?

Our fun-filled Friday at CAMP VC starts with a Shextreme pop up evening screening of empowering women in adventure films followed by a Q & A with very special guest Elise Wicker: an award-winning shoot-edit video producer with seven years experience at the cutting edge of digital innovation at the BBC. She's passionate about making beautiful, talked-about content for diverse audiences. Her films have reached over 200 million people in all formats so she has lots of great advice for aspiring adventure filmmakers. 

 

On Saturday, we are empowering creative women with new skills on how to craft their adventure stories for screen. Got an idea for a film but don’t know where to begin? Our Adventure Filmmaking workshop at CAMP VC is here to help! Save yourself time and energy by gaining access to our industry insights. You will also learn how to stand out from the crowd when submitting your final adventure film to festivals! Every workshop we run, a great film comes out of it so excited to learn what future productions will be crafted from CAMP VC attendees’ stories! All abilities welcome in this fun and friendly film workshop. 

 

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hextreme - Image from last year's audience at Shextreme Film Festival 2018: Image Credit: Emma Bell 

Who is your favourite female director?

It’s impossible to choose just one director with the exciting rise and rise of female adventure filmmakers in our Shextreme community. Leading lights to watch include award-winning filmmaker Jen Randall from Light Shed Pictures (http://www.lightshedpictures.com); Hannah Maia from Maia Media (http://maiamedia.co.uk) and Jessica Pearson from Shimnix Films (http://www.shimnixfilms.co.uk) who are all trailblazing the way forward for women in adventure filmmaking.

 

To learn more about our upcoming film festival programme or how to submit your creative entries to Shextreme by 1st September, head on over to our site for more info: http://www.shextreme-film-festival.com/festival-programme/

 

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THEY'RE BAAAAAAAACK! The amazing ladies of Blondies Bar London are coming back to CAMP VC for 2018 & they're bringing the party with them!

The Blondies bar girls will be onsite all weekend mixing up cocktails for all , handing out FREE Piston Head lager & serving up some Sailor Jerry rum ready for your FREE drink on arrival but first up get to know the platinum haired party animals ahead of getting to site & crack open a cold one with them when you get to CAMP VC!

See you soon ladies!! 

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Verity & Sharmaine Cox of Blondies London

 

What are your roles at Blondies? 

Verity – Co-owner & Operations Manager. Sharmaine -  Co-owner & Brand Development

 

How long has Blondies been running now? 

We will be 3 in October. Eeekkk. 

 

How did Blondies come to be? 

SC: We had always joked about opening our own space, or stating a band. Kind of thankful we went down this route, being that Verity is the only musical one. 

 

What was the original idea behind it all?

VC: We had intensions of opening a café and bar at the start. Now its developed but more into a live music venue as well. Sharmaine has a great eye and the space looks great. I didn’t have much to do with the design, as I got kicked off the design team pretty quick, lol). She did a really good job. And Rochelle, our youngest sister, and the talent behind all our illustrations and merchandise, really helped to hone in the aesthetic. 

 

You guys are absolutely killing it! What have you guys been up to since last year event?

We started working with Kerrang! Magazine on some secret live shows, plus booking loads of new bands. Plus generally working on how to take over the world and work with more rad females. 

 

We love collaborating with amazing female run businesses at CAMP VC! Why did you want to get involved with the event? 

VC: I had known about VC since moving to London and wanted to get involve straight away. And it was taken ten fold after last years’ event. To be surrounded by so many supportive and amazing ladies was such a treat and an environment that is such an incredible experience to be apart of.  

 

What are you looking forward to most at CAMP VC? 

The whole thing really. We had such a ball last time. I have met a whole group of ladies from last year and we hangout all the time. Can’t wait to met even more rad women. Oh and riding round the fields of course. 

 

We loved having you guys onsite last year at CAMP VC (who could forget the game of Friday night disco bingo!!) What have you got in store for us for this year?

 

We are definitely bringing back the classic Disco Bingo but we’ll also be hosting Rock’n’Roll Karaoke, Beer Pong, Dart Tournaments and a Wheel of Fortune which means shots will be flowing for winners. 

 

You'll also be throwing down a DJ set at CAMP VC. What have you got lined up for the ladies to get down to?

Gonna mix it up this year. Somewhere between Black Sabbath and Diana Ross. 

 

Best drink to get the party started?

Tequila

 

Best track to get the party started?

Alright by Supergrass

 

Best track to finish up a party with?  

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. 

 

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HUSQVARNA'S AMY SPARROW X CAMP VC 2018

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We're very proud at VC LONDON to be teaming up with the mighty Husqvarna this year for CAMP VC 2018!

Husqvarna are one motorcycle brand really putting some heavy weight behind some of the worlds brightest female motorsports riders & stars right now. From supporting womens events the world over like the legendary Babes in the Dirt to being involved with the likes of enduro star Megan Griffiths , co- founder of Babes Ride Out Anya Violet , MX racer Ashley Fiolek & the amazing flat track racer Shayna Texter, Husqvarana are truly leading the charge to promote & support the progression of women in the motorcycling world.... So basically teaming up with them for CAMP VC was an absolute no brainer! Even more so when we met the amazing Amy Sparrow!! 

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Having started to ride MX at the early age of 9 Amy now works in the Husqvarna UK team & is not only an ambassador for all things Husqvarna but she's a bad ass ripper in the dirt too. Ontop of this Amy is passionate about getting more women into motorcycling in all its forms & will be onsite at CAMP VC with a range of both Husqvarna' s Vitplien & svartpilen road bikes & off road MX & enduro bikes dishing out advice & tips on how to get on the road . Come say hey to her onsite at CAMP VC & hit her with all your MX & road riding questions! 

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Job role at Husqvarna: 

I have been with Husqvarna Motorcycles since February 2018 and my role is the PR and Media exec for the UK in both street and off-road.

Where are you originally from?

I am from Dorset in the South West of England. I have lived in different places in the UK but Dorset will always be home for me. 

When did you start riding?

I started riding when I was 9, which in motocross is actually quite late to start. In my earlier childhood years, my mum dragged me to dance, ballet and horse riding lessons, which I just didn’t really enjoy. Then, one day my Dad took me out on a PW50 and that was it- I was hooked! I actually spent some time away from racing motocross from when I was 13 through to when I was 16/17 as my education was really important to me, but the passion never went away. So, after getting through all my GCSE’s and AS levels, I got a job, got myself a bike again and here I am…11 years later and still racing!

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It must be a pretty awesome job putting together what you love to do in your spare time & your career?! 

People always say to me that I am lucky to work in this industry and I agree- I am! There is hard work that goes on behind the scenes too, people always see the good bits and think that is how your job is all the time but it is like any other job, you have your good days and bad days but the good days do make it all worth it! You know you are onto a good thing when you work with bikes pretty much all day and then still want to ride with your friends and family in your spare time. I just love it! I enjoy meeting and working with interesting people and events on a daily basis and thrown into that, you do get to have some really memorable life experiences- which is really fulfilling!

 

Who introduced you to dirt riding? /How did you get into racing?

My dad raced when he was younger and he was still doing the odd vets race here and there as I grew up. I think at the point where I was 9 years old, I was the eldest of three girls (my brother came along after that!) so he decided that I would be the one that he introduced to his hobby first. After my taste of motocross on the PW50, he got me a KX60 and stuck me into a local race, I didn’t really have a clue what I was doing and flipped my bike off the start! It didn’t put me off though and we quickly spent almost every weekend at a local practice track which was insanely rough on those little bike wheels. I’m grateful for that time now as it has made me a more technical rider. As my siblings got older, they got into too, so now 3 out of 4 of us ride and my brother works in the industry too as a bike technician – which is very handy when something goes wrong with one of the bikes!

 

Do you also ride on the road? 

Yes, I do! As I approached 16 I craved freedom away from my parents. I went to a grammar school which was about half an hour away from where I lived and meant all of my friends were further away too. Asking for lifts from my parents all the time just wasn’t an option, so I asked to be put through my CBT on my 16th birthday. I was on the road with that for a couple of years commuting to school and work then just before it ran out, I went on to do my full bike test. I didn’t have a road bike for 6/7 years as I was the only one I knew in my family/friendship group (other than my Dad) that had a licence and after growing up racing with a community, riding on my own just didn’t have the same appeal! Then, last year my brother, sister and a few friends got their licence, I fell in love with an Iron 883 so I bought it and started enjoying riding on the road again. Husqvarna are also really pro-active at letting staff use their bikes so I seem to be riding all the time again now! 

 

 

Where would be your dream place to ride off road? 

I have actually been lucky enough to ride there just recently! The Husqvarna Motorcycles 2019 motocross launch was held at Bakers Factory in Florida, (Aldon Baker is a trainer of elite motocross riders and his facility in Florida is classed as 5 stars) so I went out there with the UK motocross press for a few days! Riding there is something many people in motocross dream of, it was a once in a lifetime experience.

 

Who are your heroes in the motorcycle world?

In my earlier race days, Ashley Fiolek was my heroine. I totally admired her for being a minority in more ways than one in a tough male dominated industry. She is now one of Husqvarna’s brand ambassadors in the US, which is a pretty cool turn of events. My heroine of the moment is Laia Sanz who I think is just an incredible motorcyclist and sports woman! 

 

What bikes have you had in the past? (Both road & off road)

I have had a fair few over the years, starting at the beginning I have had: KX60, KX80, Yamaha YZ125(x2), KTM SX125(x2), Cagiva Planet 125, Suzuki 250f, KTM SXF250 and I currently have a Harley Davidson Iron 883, Husqvarna FE250F, VItpilen 701 and a Svartpilen 401 (The last two are loan bikes from work and we can choose which ones to ride!)

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What advice would you give to any ladies wanting to start out in Motocross racing? 

I get asked this quite a lot and it is one of those topics that I feel passionately about. I can’t even count on my hands the number of ladies that say to me that they wish they could be brave enough to ‘have a go’ or ‘do what I do’ and my answer is always the same- you can! If you already have bike skill then learning motocross is a little bit easier as you have the balance and gears part down, it is just a question of getting use to the terrain and how you feel on the bike. If you are learning from scratch, I always say do not be scared to ask someone to teach you. I taught my sister how to ride and I am about to teach my sister-in-law. Giving someone the time and the belief that they can do it is half the battle, it is so easy to get disheartened early on as riding well is something that takes time and experience but if you enjoy it, it will come and you would be silly to give up straight away. There are also many riding schools around the UK that charge a small fee for a day of coaching but this is where events like CAMP VC essentially tick all the boxes. They allow women to feel confident and supported without having the fear of being judged or feeling intimidated.

 

What will you be bringing to site for CAMP VC with Husqvarna this year? 

For CAMP VC we have lined up a selection from our new motocross and enduro range which the ladies will be able to take on track (dependent on experience!) as well as our brand new ‘Real Street’ range which consists of the Vitpilen 701, Vitpilen 401, Svartpilen 401. This will be my first time at an event like this and I can’t wait!

 

DIRT CAMP 2018

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We came, we saw, we rode dirt with some of the UKs best dirt track riders & racers, learned a few MX skills, jumped dirt jumps, camped out , hung out around a bonfire, met old friends & met a few new ones as well, all at the amazing Greenfield Dirt Track facility in Lincolnshire...... This was DIRT CAMP 2018!

Started in 2015 by The Dirt Track Rider Association as an initiative to get more women into flat track & ultimately racing in the DTRA series, DIRT CAMP has now grown into a weekend full of everything from complete learners jumping on a bike for the first time, advice & lessons from some of the UKs leading flat track racers (including the Incredible Leah Tokelove) about how to go fast & turn left, MX skills & enduro riding.

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A massive thanks to all the people who work hard to make this event a real highlight of the summer! From the ,DTRA, Greenfield Dirt track (and all who run this incredible grass roots facility), Leah Tokelove & all the instructors who donate their time & bikes to the cause,  and of course the amazing ladies who came along & got dirty with us! 

LONG LIVE DIRT CAMP!

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And this is how the pros do it.....

For more images of the event & for info on how to get into flat track go to the DTRA Facebook page & Greenfield Dirt Track & shoot them a follow 

VC TEAM TALKS @ RED BULL STUDIOS, LONDON

Yikes what a night!!!

A massive thanks to everyone who came along to our live VC TEAM TALKS last night at Red Bull studios! To say it was Inspiring is a massive understatement! 

It was great to see such a mixture of people both guys & girls coming along to hear these amazing women speak & hopefully leaving pretty inspired by hearing their incredible stories & experiences.

The hope is that VC TEAM TALKS helps to highlights that these incredible women & their stories can inspire anyone, regardless of age or gender, to go out & get into something they've always wanted to &we think it was a mission accomplished :)

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If you missed the event you check out the recorded Live stream below to see what went down! 

A huge thanks to the incredible for being our guest speakers Shauna Coxsey, Nathalie Mcgloin, Leah Tokelove & Becky Evans & to the amazing Pearl Harts for the awesome set & to the amazing team at Red Bull for making it happen 💪

All Photos by @sarahemmasmith

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CAMP VC TICKET LAUNCH THIS SATURDAY AT 10AM!!!!!

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TICKETS FOR THIS YEARS CAMP VC 2018 LAUNCH THIS SATURDAY AT 10AM!!!!

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....AND REMEMBER, WE'VE GOT FREE GOODIE BAGS FOR THE FIRST 50 TICKETS HOLDERS FULL OF AWESOME STUFF FROM OUR SPONSORS SO GET IN THERE QUICK TO BAG YOURS!

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For more news on what we've got line up for this year go to 

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LIVE VC TEAM TALKS @ RED BULL STUDIOS

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We're absolutely stoked to announce the next in our live VC TEAM TALKS events & this time were hosting it at the legendary Red Bull Studios, London on Wednesday the 18th April 2018!

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For this incredible free event we are honoured to have some amazing women guest speaking on our panel coming to speak about their careers & experiences with the aim to inspire & introduce more women into action & motor sports :

 

Pioneering sportswoman & 2017 IFSC world champion boulderer -  SHAUNA COXSEY

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  Trailblazing pro UK flat track racer - LEAH TOKELOVE

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Groundbreaking Porsche Cayman championship cup racer, President of the FIA Disability and Accessibility Commission and founder of Spinal Track - NATHALIE MCGLOIN

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Car modifying superstar & automotive presenter - BECKY EVANS Aka QUEEN B

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Finally we'll be topping everything off with a live performance from the incredible Pearl Harts!!!

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TICKETS ARE NOW LIVE!

  but we warned - tickets are very limited for this event so jump in there fast as its going they're gonna be gone quick!

REGISTER FOR FREE AT WWW.REDBULL.CO.UK/VCLONDON TO BE IN WITH A CHANCE BY CLICKING THE BUTTON BELOW:

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We cant wait to see you there! In the meantime scroll down to learn more about our incredible guest speakers that we have lined up for the event!


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To say Shauna Coxsey is a pioneer in womens sport is an understatement. When Shauna was a little girl she saw a woman climbing on television and asked her father if she could do the same. She was just four when she first went along to her first indoor climbing facility.

Now 24, Shauna has already had an incredible career topped off last year by becoming the 2017 IFSC Bouldering world champion.

Shauna also runs a womens climbing initiative  - The womens climbing symposium  - aimed at introducing more women to the sport the event provides training & tips with professional climbers 


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Nathalie McGloin is a groundbreaking female racing driver paralysed from the chest down. After being involved in a road traffic accident in 1999 Nathalie spent 11 month in rehab before going to university & beginning to play wheelchair rugby. Nathalie then started to discover her strengths & the possibilities within sport, which started her out on the path to becoming an athlete.

In 2015 Nathalie became the first woman with a spinal cord injury to be granted a racing licence in the UK . She  now races professionally in the Porsche Cayman Championship cup in a hand-controlled Cayman S in the Porsche Club Championship, competing against able-bodied men.

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Since then Nathalie has gone on to create Spinal Track - a charity that offers disabled drivers the opportunity to experience track driving in specially adapted cars. Nathalie is also an inspirational speaker, who delivers keynotes around the world to share her unique story, encourage women and disabled people into Motorsports, and help audiences believe that anything is possible.

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After beggining to ride at the tender age of just 5 years old, Leah Tokelove has fast become a trailblazer of UK flat track where she currently competes as the only women to race in the adult pro class of the UK flat track series. 

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After racing only against guys for much of her career, Leah now teams up with the DTRA to run womens introduction to flat track weekends alongside the Greenfield Flat track facility on her home ground of Lincolnshire- providing a space for women to try out flat track & get pro level training with the aim to get more women racing. 


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Trailblazing the way for female motorsports enthusiasts & custom car petrol heads Becky Evans (aka Queen B) started out in the drag racing world at a young age alongside her father.

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After launching her successful Youtube channel with videos reviewing some of the world most amazing 4 (and after recently nailing her motorcycle race licence 2 ) wheeled vehicles,  Becky is one of the leading women in her field working with automotive companies the world over whilst also running initiatives for young people to get involved with the custom car world in all its guises.

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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY!!

We’re honoured to be able to have met & be surrounded by so many incredible women, from all walks of life & all backgrounds from all different corners of the world through what we do at VC. So what better way to mark International women’s day than with these amazing images by Caylee Hankins  from our CAMP VC event of some of the inspiring women that make what we do worthwhile.

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A huge thanks to every incredible woman that has attended one of our events, listened to one of our team talks or come to ride with us. Keep on keeping on ladies  💪

All images by Caylee Hankins // @alittlepickmeup

SKATE GIRLS

Got some time to kill? Check out these rad vids directed by The Berrics - Skate Girls on Urban Outfitters TV 💘

“In the end, you just gotta do what makes you happy.”

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Stoked to hang out with the lovely people of Redbull recently and chat VC , VCC & CAMP VC 2018 plans :) 

All whilst rolling round 9 months pregnant ! That just have been a real first for them....

Article by Emma Woodcock // Images by Cesare De Giglio

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Bikes. Walk into VC London’s Limehouse premises and it’s motorcycles that come at you from all angles. Here’s a mud-splattered enduro machine; there’s a low-slung custom, swollen around messy knuckles of motor. Look to the walls and they’re covered in airbrushed fuel tanks, posters and well-used tool sets. Stand there and breathe in the oily air. All you can think about is throwing a leg over the saddle of one of the bikes and riding away. Luckily, provided you’re a woman, that’s where the VC London trio – Gemma Harrison, Namin Cho and Mai Storni – can help.

To read the full article click here : https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/vc-london-interview

GREENFIELD DIRT CAMP 2018

Its that time of year again...GREENFIELD DIRT CAMP IS BACK!

We're super stoked to be involved in another year of this amazing event teaching ladies of all skill levels to go fast & turn left in association with The DTRA & Greenfield Dirt Track  

Dirtcamp is a ladies Dirt Track Experience weekend run by the DTRA  in conjunction with GREENFIELD DIRT TRACK, VC LONDON  & VCC! They supply the bikes, instructors and track for a weekend of dirt track lessons & camping you just bring the good times & your tent ⛺️ 

Last years event was awesome so you won't wanna miss this one!!!!  We have options for a full weekend or single day training. But remember these events have very limited spots & sell out fast so if you think you're interested get over to the webshop and book in over at http://dtra.bigcartel.com

 

GIRLS BELONG IN THE (SKATE) KITCHEN

Just a little bit in love with this brilliant TED talk by Nina Moran of The Skate Kitchen... Strength in numbers, teaching each other something new & holding each other up. An awesome message by and awesome woman. x

 

VC X HOUSE OF VANS - GIRLS NIGHT

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VC X HOUSE OF VANS // 

 

GIRLS NIGHT 

 

We had the most incredible night at our VC X HOUSE OF VANS GIRLS NIGHT last Saturday!!  

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We partied down with hundreds of awesome ladies who came down to skateboard, shoot hoops, cycle, roller-skate, talk motorcycles, get their vans custom painted, their caricatures drawn & support new female run businesses in our all girl marketplace. We met new faces & old, listened to some inspiring women speak in our VC TEAM TALKS & ended it all with a mosh to the incredible Nova Twins all in the name of celebrating, supporting & empowering women & having one damn good time.

A massive thanks to all the brands, collectives, film makers, photographers, speakers, the VC team & everyone who came down & partied with us.

 Finally a huge thanks to our amazing sponsors House of Vans, VANS, INSTAX & STANCE SOCKS for always being awesome! Keep your eyes on out for our next big event ;)

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Images by the amazing Sarah Emma Smith & Stacey Pallister

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 VCC 

VCC 

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 CHICKS IN  BOWLS LONDON

CHICKS IN  BOWLS LONDON

 NEFARIOUS SKATE CREW

NEFARIOUS SKATE CREW

 
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 BLONDIES LONDON

BLONDIES LONDON

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 INSTAX BY STACEY PALLISTER

INSTAX BY STACEY PALLISTER

 
 VELOCIPOSSE

VELOCIPOSSE

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 VELOCIPOSSE TURBO TRAINER COMPETITION

VELOCIPOSSE TURBO TRAINER COMPETITION

 
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 MAITE STORNI - SCREEN PRINTING 

MAITE STORNI - SCREEN PRINTING 

 DOYENNE SKATEBOARDS

DOYENNE SKATEBOARDS

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 GRLS TLK DJS

GRLS TLK DJS

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 HACKNEY GAZELLES

HACKNEY GAZELLES

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 HACKNEY GAZELLES

HACKNEY GAZELLES

 RUBY DOLAN  - ALL GIRL SKATE JAM - SARAH EMMA SMITH

RUBY DOLAN  - ALL GIRL SKATE JAM - SARAH EMMA SMITH

 
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 ALL GIRL SKATE JAM - SARAH EMMA SMITH

ALL GIRL SKATE JAM - SARAH EMMA SMITH

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 THE NOVA TWINS 

THE NOVA TWINS 

 
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 LEAH TOKELOVE

LEAH TOKELOVE

 ELSPETH BEARD- VC TEAM TALKS

ELSPETH BEARD- VC TEAM TALKS

 LUCY ADAMS, EMILY CURRIE, LEAH TOKELOVE & ELSPETH BEARD

LUCY ADAMS, EMILY CURRIE, LEAH TOKELOVE & ELSPETH BEARD

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LUCY ADAMS, EMILY CURRIE & LEAH TOELOVE - VC TEAM TALKS 

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VC TEAM TALKS 

 
 ELSPETH BEARD - 'LONE RIDER' 

ELSPETH BEARD - 'LONE RIDER' 

 THE NOVA TWINS BY SARAH EMMA SMITH

THE NOVA TWINS BY SARAH EMMA SMITH

 THE NOVA TWINS BY SARAH EMMA SMITH

THE NOVA TWINS BY SARAH EMMA SMITH

 
 THE NOVA TWINS BY SARAH EMMA SMITH

THE NOVA TWINS BY SARAH EMMA SMITH

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