Chatting with Casquette about booze and Kim Kardashian

Brand new women’s cycling magazine Casquette is a breath of fresh air. I’ve got absolutely nothing against women’s cycling magazines and websites that cater to newer riders – there’s a huge need for these – but as a more experienced rider and racer I find it frustrating that there’s little created for me and my buddies.

Pretty Damned Fast and Ella Cycling Tips are two websites I enjoy reading when I find the time but as I spend so much time working on a screen of some kind of another, I really love taking a break from computers and phones and picking up a printed magazine.


casquette magazine issue 1


Casquette is a brand new quarterly women’s cycling magazine that has interviews that interest me (Nicole Cooke and Emily Chappel in the launch issue) as well as a great sense of style that connects with me, because hey, I like checking out cool cycling stuff.

Danielle from Casquette popped down to the Assos London store launch to say hi so we took the chance to grab a coffee and chat about publishing – she told me that plenty of people had sung Coven Magazine’s praises (the magazine I used to publish) so it was nice to tell her about my experiences, both good and bad.


Giant me in the @assosofswitzerland London store!

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Danielle then recorded an interview with me which has just gone up on the Casquette site so head over there and find out why I think commuting is a gateway drug, when I was happiest on a bike and why I like working with Assos.

Comments (4)
  1. Frank / November 26, 2016 at 8:14 am

    Hi Juliet. Nice Interview in a nice magazine. I totally love that one sentence: “I sometimes think it would be nice to be quite stupid and not really think about stuff all the time.” Very funny, because That’s exactly what I think sometimes!

    • Juliet_Elliott November 26, 2016 at 12:57 pm

      Thanks Frank. Ah phew, I’m glad you know what I mean by that, I was hoping it didn’t seem arrogant. I just sometimes think blind ignorance could be bliss!

  2. Eoin_Donovan November 28, 2016 at 5:51 am

    Hi Juliet,

    Great interview. Just a quick question about injuries. Did you find swimming helped speed up the recovery? Also hope you enjoy Australia!

    • Juliet_Elliott December 7, 2016 at 9:28 am

      Thanks! Swimming helps keep me in better shape when I’m injured than I otherwise would be. It’s hard to be certain of the extent to which it helps with my back injury as I was seeing a sport’s therapist for massages along with doing the swimming, but my feeling is that it did. One of the most important things with back injuries is to keep as mobile as possible and swimming is one of the few ways I’m able to do that when I’m injured.

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