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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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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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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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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Le Tour de France starts today, probably one of the greatest endurance sports of all time and one that I have had to watch year on year (thanks Dad). But why is it the greatest, you may ask? The Tour spans over 23 consecutive days with 21 days of cycling and only 2 days of rest. Sounds brutal already right? Over those 21 days the cyclists will cover 3,540km, ouch. The longest stage covers 222.5km. The 21 stages include, mountain…

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