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Breakfast for cyclists: what to eat when

  Breakfast. Whether it’s a smoothie, eggs, bacon, oatmeal, cereal, sweet potatoes or pancakes there are so many options and they’re all delicious. But not all breakfasts are created equal. Eat too much and you’ll feel bloated, under-fuel and you won’t have the energy for hard efforts, too much fibre and you’ll get the equivalent …

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From coffee dregs to cycling threads: OORR’s eco-friendly, coffee-infused apparel reviewed

With so many new microbrands popping up left and right in the cycling industry, it can be hard to keep track of what’s all on the market and what is worth trying and buying. As you can imagine, we get tons of requests from brands wanting to get their products in front of our audience. …

Tips to dating a female competitive cyclist from his and her perspective

As always, my blogs tend be quite honest, and written from my own personal experiences. This blog, however, is collective, from all the other female cyclists I hang out with and talk to. This may not apply to every woman, I’m sure there are some women who do froth over Strava KOMs and being half …

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A beginner’s guide to prepping for a criterium

It is spring in the Southern Hemisphere and even if the weather in the southern states of Australia may at times seem to have forgotten this, the race calendars haven’t. Spring heralds the beginning of our criterium (or ‘crit’) season and at this early stage many riders will be entering their first crit ever and perhaps even pinning a number on for …

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How to mentally recover after a bike crash

During the women’s road race at the Rio Olympic Games in August, we all watch in horror as Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten crashed hard, laying in the gutter motionless and unconscious until aid came. Yet remarkably, Van Vleuten returned to the pro peloton just weeks later, winning the Lotto Belgium Tour in convincing manner. …

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Thoughts every rider has during her first cyclocross event

We are well into the cyclocross season here in the US, and after missing most of last season (because I was frolicking in the sunshine in the Southern Hemisphere) I am falling in love with ‘cross all over again. All those friendly familiar faces, the hand-ups and shenanigans, the different terrain, the sloppy mudfests that make …

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How do I eat while riding? Ask Ella

The night before I go on a ride I like to assemble everything, so I can spend the minimum amount of time getting ready and therefore manage the maximum amount of sleep. When I’m doing this, I’m always trying to find a reason to ditch that extra item I grabbed so I don’t have to …

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After Shane Sutton controversy, British Cycling could appoint its first female performance director

Following a tumultuous season filled with controversy, the British governing body of cycling, British Cycling, is looking for a new head of their performance programme and, for the first time ever, it could very well be a woman. In the run-up to the Rio Olympics this year British Cycling, experienced a turbulent spring that included everything from allegations …

Camelbak, cooling vests and the dunny: how Katrin Garfoot beat the heat in Qatar

When riders readied themselves for the individual time trial event at the UCI Road World Championships yesterday morning, temperatures were already reaching a scorching 40 degrees celsius. The heat has been the number one talked about topic ever since it was first announced that the week-long pinnacle event of the 2016 road season would be …

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October 2016 Women’s Product Picks: helmets, shoes and saddles

In this edition of Women’s Product Picks, we take a look at Specialized’s women’s helmets and top-end shoes, Bontrager’s Meraj shoes and race-specific saddle, as well as Prologo’s women’s endurance saddle. Click the links below to skip through to a particular review: Specialized Women’s Airnet helmet review Specialized Women’s Prevail II helmet review Prologo Kappa Dea2 …

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