Category: CYCLING

Three Bike Handling Drills to Build Confidence

Feel a bit unsteady or unsure about cycling on the roads or in cleats? Try these drills to help you improve your bike handling and riding in cleats ‘My best bit of advice about road cycling is to start wearing cleats as soon as possible,’ says GRTW founder, Rachael Woolston. ‘The sooner you’re in cleats, the more used you will get to them, and they will give you greater control and confidence.’ For more triathlon news, info and resources, join our Girls Tri the World community

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Four Reasons Why Turbo Training is Perfect for Women

Whether you use a gym bike or you have a turbo, here’s why we believe you should hit indoor training during the winter It will save you time – lots of it! When you’re busy, fitting in a bike ride outdoors can just add to your stress levels so you end up resenting your training. That’s why turbo training is so useful; it’s in your home, and all you have to do is jump on it and get your session done. Plus it’s usually more effective in half the time as what you can get done on a wintry outdoor

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GRTW Press: New coach, Natalie Creswick joins the team

We are excited to welcome inspirational triathlon and cycle coach, Natalie Creswick to our team who will be helping us to challenge the gender bias in women’s triathlon coaching and participation Our recent surveys have indicated that one of the biggest obstacles to women’s participation in triathlon, particularly over the standard distance is confidence on the bike. So, who better to join the team that 41-year old Natalie Creswick, British Cycling Level 2 coach who races for Magspeed. Best of all, she also understands how cycling applies to triathlon, having started out in triathlon. “I found my love for cycling

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THREE WAYS A BIKE FIT CAN TRANSFORM YOUR PERFORMANCE

Wondering whether getting a bike fit is worth it? We chat to performance bike fitter, Lydia Dant at Phoenix Evolution bike fitters to discover more When you buy a bike, it comes with stock parts built to manufacturers standards but is not specific to your body. The longer you spend in the saddle therefore, it stands to reason that getting the bike fitted to your body is a price worth paying. ‘A proper bike fit can be the difference between wanting to ride your bike and not wanting to ride your bike,’ explains Lydia Dant, performance lead at Phoenix Evolution

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Real Women Review: Top Winter Cycling Gloves

When it comes to winter riding, cycling gloves that keep your hands warm and toasty are an essential piece of kit. One of the most common complaints from cyclists in the winter is that of cold hands. We’re here to help with our pick of the best cycling gloves. Assos ASSOSOIRES Winter Gloves, £70.00 “I swear by my Assos neoprene gloves. They are comfortable, versatile and work a treat for the mostly mild UK winters.” – Becky Goodwin, GRTW Tri Coach The flexible softshell is not only snug and warm it does a brilliant job of preventing cold icy air

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Six of the Best Winter Cycling Overshoes

Getting cold feet about cycling outdoors this winter? We know the feeling! Read our Real Women Review guide to the best cycling overshoes as chosen by the our cycling community and coaches SPATZ ‘Pro 2’ Overshoes, £99.99 “Spatz are easy to get on, they’re totally windproof, and keep my feet pretty warm. Plus, they have proved to be completely waterproof.” –Becky Goodwin, GRTW Triathlon Coach “In my humble opinion, look no further than Spatz’s cycling overshoes for winter riding. Not winning any awards for style BUT they are amazing.” – Dotty OK, so there are not cheap but they come highly

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The Virtual Red Bull Timelaps

With our global online community of women in endurance sport, there will always be someone to motivate and inspire you to train or even race with. As these four strangers discovered when they signed up to the Girls Run the World team taking on a virtual relay cycle ride over 25 hours The RedBull TimeLaps Challenge What is it? A virtual team relay cycle ride, with one rider of each team allowed to cycle at any one time. The goal was to accumulate as much distance as possible in 25 hours. The ride could be done on a turbo or outdoors.

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Cycling through grief to adventure

Danielle Payton, 27, a teacher from Norfolk discovered cycling after losing her friend, Harry Uzoka to a senseless knife attack in 2018. Here she shares her adventure of cycling across five countries in five days. If someone had told me that at the age of 27, I’d be cycling across five countries in five days with only a spare change of shorts and an old pair of Converse for a change of clothes, having previously worked in high end fashion, I would have laughed. Yet, that is exactly what I decided to do last summer of 2019. Just 11 months

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