Ride Out There

This is the 3rd installment for events in 2020 that you could sign up to. This week’s post is all about cycling events whatever your distance. If you missed the previous posts you can take a look at the swim or run using the links. Sportives are a fantastic way to get on your bike and ride on the open roads. Sportives are advertised as non-competitive rides so usually no aero bars are allowed. Despite usually being on open rather…

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Environmentally Friendly Energy Gels & Protein Shakes

I have been trying to find some plastic free or at least more environmentally friendly alternatives to reduce the amount of plastic products I use when training especially out on my bike. The first product I found was a protein shake for post exercise recovery. I usually buy a large container of High5 vanilla and banana but that’s a large plastic container. I love the taste of it and although I buy it in bulk I thought that I could…

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How Do We Get More Women into Cycling with Laura Winter at Cycle Surgery

I recently went to an event at Cycle Surgery where Laura Winter a TV presenter, journalist and avid cyclist spoke about her experience as a female cyclist in a predominantly male oriented sport and how we get more women into cycling. So how do we get more women into cycling and what are the barriers? Getting into Cycling Women’s only rides – So there were mixed feelings on whether marketing them as women’s only rides comes across like women are…

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Saddle Sore in Females

I really wanted to name this post My Poor Vagina but I went for a more U rated title. A couple of weekends ago I did an 80km bike ride, I felt uncomfortable during the ride but when I got home and looked down there let’s just say it looked a bit swollen, especially on one side! In all fairness the ride was longer than the rides I have been doing recently which of course has been a factor in…

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Chapeau!

I have hardly cycled at all this year which I really hate to admit. However on Saturday I went for my first bike ride in ages. A casual 40km with my partner in crime around the country lanes of Hertfordshire with a stop gap at The Hub cafe in Redbourn. If you are ever that way it’s a really cute cycling cafe with tonnes of cakes to choose from to keep you going for the rest of your ride. As…

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