Tag: cycling

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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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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SIX OF THE BEST CYCLING SUNGLASSES

On your bike! Cycling sunglasses are not all about fashion but are an essential item for riders throughout the year. So what shades do real-life female cyclists recommended? We asked our community of real women for their top picks. Aside from doing the obvious, and arguably most important job of protecting your eyes from the harmful rays from the sun, cycling sunglasses can also keep out debris from the road, protect from the wind and keep out any bugs that might fly into your face as you are whizzing down that hill. Spiuk SKALA €69.90 – Coaches Recommendation “Not a

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Four Tips for Improving Your Cycling for Triathlon

Girls Run the World triathlon coach, Fran Bungay explains her simple tips for cycling improvement In terms of cycling for triathlon, there is a tendency to think that you have to ride with a cadence of 90-100, because that’s what pro cyclists ride at, right?  Yet they only train in cycling and most of them have been riding all their lives and so they can sit comfortably at that cadence. For most mere mortals, this cadence will send your heart rate sky high, which is not a good recipe when you have to run a half or full marathon off

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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

There’s no such thing as bad weather, you just need the right kit. We asked our running and triathlon community for their top waterproof running jacket recommendations to help other women choose the best kit and get out in all weathers… 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 has a slight stretch to the material too which I really like, as I can

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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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