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Ridden and reviewed: Julbo glasses for the multisport woman

The French eye-wear company Julbo has been around since 1888, and while it’s been adapting its products for multisport since 2000, it’s still fairly small in cycling scene. For those us who ride across disciplines and enjoy spending time in the woods or in the snow for cross training, it’s a company worth checking out. …

“As a woman, you’d be interested in eTap?”: SRAM eTap ridden and reviewed

When I attended Interbike last fall, I was eager to play with SRAM’s eTap groupset. The much anticipated technology had been well featured since Eurobike and after seeing so many images, videos and article on it I wanted to see what all the fuss was about myself. So there I was at the SRAM booth …

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Reviewed: SKINS women’s DNAmic compression clothing

To get stronger on the bike, it is best to also spend some time training off the bike. Whether it’s yoga, weight lifting or core work, most of us (try to) adhere to some cross training programme. The industry is slowly catching on to the demand for non-cycling apparel for cyclists but in the meantime, there are plenty …

Tackle the unknown with confidence: five tips to help you prepare for a new challenge

Part of the fun of taking on a cycling event can be the discovery of new areas and new roads. It can also be the daunting part, especially when the distance or the elevation gain is out of your comfort zone.  But don’t let that be the reason to avoid cycling challenges outside your home turf, as …

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5 Reasons why I want my wife to try cycling

Once you fall in love with cycling it can very quickly become all consuming. Your money disappears into gear and apparel, your mornings and weekends revolve around riding, you lose touch with those friends who don’t ride and make heeps of new ones who do,  and you just want everyone else to experience that joy …

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Assos: “We are now going to portray women the same way we portray men – as athletes”

When USA Cycling announced that Assos had been named the official cycling apparel partner for the USA Cycling Team up to and including the 2020 Olympic Games, there were more than a few disgruntled fans (and racers!) Not everyone was a fan of the retro design, but more importantly, it’s the company’s notoriously sexist advertising that …

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Improve your performance with a proper warmup and cooldown

At this point, many of you have probably pined a number or two to a jersey and raced. By now, you should have a good idea of what you need to take with you in your race bag (if not, click here for a race checklist), and hopefully it’s been at least a little while since someone …

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Coffee Outside: an outdoorsy twist to the coffee shop ride

Coffee and cycling, cycling and coffee. It’s a beautiful, long-standing pairing and the coffee culture among cyclists is bigger than ever before. The coffee shop ride is an integral part of a cyclist’s routine, and cyclists who travel are rarely seen without carrying an aeropress and their own favourite local coffee beans. Meanwhile there is …

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Inspiring change: a women’s event where success is measured after the finish line

Last weekend around 600 women lined up for the first edition of Bicycle Network’s The RACV Ascent, a 100 kilometre women’s only ride packed with climbing. It was an event on the winding roads of the Dandenong ranges that successfully pulled together so many disparate threads of the existing women’s riding community to support and welcome others in. For …

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Top five apps to improve your training

These days there are applications (‘apps’) for everything. Apps to style your boyfriend because he dresses like he’s stuck in the eighth grade, apps to find your soulmate, apps to translate your baby’s cries (yes, this exists), apps to face swap your face with your dog’s…what a time to be alive! The possibilities are endless. …

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