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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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Real Women Review: Waterproof Cycling Jackets

When we asked the endurance women who make up our online athlete community for their recommendations on the best waterproof cycling jackets, there was a clear winner . Read on for our RWR recommendations to help keep you dry on cycle days THE CLEAR WINNER C7 Women GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY Jacket “The GoreTex Shakedry has been my go-to jacket when it is raining and cold. I’ve worn it in torrential rain and it’s kept me dry, while the combination of elastic cuffs, fitted shape and longer back means that it stays in place.” – Vanessa (@triathlonness) GORE-TEX SHAKEDRY Hooded Jacket Price:

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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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Real Women Review: Waterproof Running Jackets

Introducing our new segment real women review…where we ask YOU, our running and triathlon community for your top product recommendations to help other women choose the best kit. First up…waterproof running jackets… Scroll to the end for an exciting competition in partnership with award-winning sportswear brand Proviz Sports to win a Proviz REFLECT360 Women’s Running Jacket. Inov-8 Stormshell Full Zip Running Jacket Price: £180 Key attributes: Lightweight jacket for training and racing in wet conditions. “The Inov-8 Stormshell folds away really small, so it’s perfect to carry on changeable days, it’s waterproof and, most importantly breathable too. The jacket also

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Race Review: Helvellyn Triathlon

Sharon Leeming, 41, a mum and part time school teacher, gives us the lowdown on the Helvellyn triathlon, billed as one of the toughest triathlons in the world… Helvellyn triathlon, set in the Lake District, had been on my wish list radar for ages. It had always felt out of reach with its 1489 feet of climbing on the bike, followed by a further 3118 ft on the run but after a month of training on the trails as part of the GRTW V-Alps Ultra and lockdown wiping out most races, I felt confident about entering. I had every reason

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Achieving Training Gains Through Adventure

With most races cancelled for 2020 and lockdown wiping out normal training methods, many have used adventures to train. Be inspired and discover the training adaptations gained through adventuring… Shaking your head and thinking that there is no way adventure training can really benefit your performance? Think again. Tour de France cyclist, Jerome Cousin was visiting his girlfriend in Portugal when the country went into lockdown, and all return flights back to his native France were cancelled. Once lockdown was eased, he bike paced with girlfriend on a 1,152km trip across Portugal. He described the experience as ‘total freedom’. Now, if

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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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Knee pain explained – and three ways to train your way out of pain

Knee pain can take many women out of action, from beginners to seasoned female athletes. Here’s what causes it and what you can do to prevent – or recover from it…. All too often, we push through knee pain, pushing it away thinking that it will go away or that the pain is just in our head. But when it turns into a persistent, dull nagging ache, sharp pain or even feels like ground glass under the kneecap, you know that the situation is going to need more than just taking ibuprofen.  Here we explain the mechanisms behind knee pain and

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Why you need a strong core for running & triathlon

Forget just adding volume to improve your running, the key to injury-free improved performance lies in your core which is even more important if you’re a mum or hitting your forties  When it comes to the core,  most people still tend to assume that these are the tummy muscles that make you look good – the six pack on men and those Instagram-worthy abs that you see on female fitness influencers. But this is not your core. Core muscles relate to the muscles of the trunk, which include the obliques, the back muscles, pelvic floor, the TVA – all of

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