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Road Cycling Clothing

Chapeau Ladies Merino Baselayer Long Sleeve Review

Great merino baselayer at a reasonable price - so long as you like the colour!

Chapeau Ladies Merino Baselayer Long Sleeve Review
Road Cycling Clothing

Chapeau Ladies Mistral Road Jacket Review

Chapeau have used a rather bold colour for their new women's Mistral road jacket, see what you think!

Chapeau Ladies Mistral Road Jacket Review
MTB

Giro Xara Women's MTB Helmet 2014 Review

The Xara from Giro is a great helmet for mountain biking – safe, light, airy, secure, comfortable to wear and relatively easy to adjust

Giro Xara Women's MTB Helmet 2014 Review
Lifestyle

Men: How to take your girlfriend mountain biking and still have a sex life afterwards

An open letter to any male mountain bikers who plan to take their girlfriends for their first MTB ride over Valentines Day.

Men: How to take your girlfriend mountain biking and still have a sex life afterwards
Road Cycling Clothing

Madison Prima Women's waterproof jacket review

Have we found a waterproof cycling that doesn't break the bank and actually works?

Madison Prima Women's waterproof jacket review
Road Cycling Clothing

Sportful Ladies Dream Waist Tights 2013 review

Sportful ladies Dream Waist cycling tights; well-thought through both in terms of comfort and styling, a great all-round purchase.

Sportful Ladies Dream Waist Tights 2013 review
MTB

Sombrio 2013 women's MTB kit review: Birm Queen shorts, Pedigree jersey, Oso gloves

Our reviewer took out the Pedigree Jersey, Birm Queen Shorts and Oso gloves from Canadian brand Sombrio out for a ride

Sombrio 2013 women's MTB kit review: Birm Queen shorts, Pedigree jersey, Oso gloves
Lifestyle

What's been your favourite cycling outfit of 2013?

Its eyeball-melting luridness may not have set Adele's heart racing, but the jersey stood her well on the most epic of challenges

Team TWC Cycling Gear of the Year 2013: Adele Mitchell
Commuting Accessories

Backpacks for biking

Abandon your handbag and ride in comfort and style - or at least safely - with one of the new wave of bang-on backpacks

Backpacks for biking
MTB

Mountain bike group rides: how to keep it together & happy

Increase your mountain bike fun with our top tips for great group rides

Mountain bike group rides: how to keep it together & happy
MTB

Improve your bike climbing skills with advice from a National Hill Climbing Champion

Learn how to conquer hills, with advice from the National Hill Climb women's champion.

Technique: Master uphill climbing on your bike
MTB

Mountain bike lessons, not just for beginners

Relieved to learn that her MTB lesson would not involve a baptism of downhill, root strewn fire - Adele shares her experience of exactly what...

Mountain bike lessons, not just for beginners
Lifestyle

Princess of the puncture?

The unexpected downside of learning to fix a flat tyre

Princess of the puncture?
Interviews

Helen Wyman, Cyclo-Cross champion shares racing advice

Helen Wyman European & 7x british cyclo-cross champion shares her CX tips with Adele Mitchell

Helen Wyman, Cyclo-Cross champion shares racing advice
Lifestyle

Group riding dynamics and the elephant in the room, sex

A tongue in cheek look at the dynamics of group riding from Adele Mitchell

Group riding dynamics and the elephant in the room, sex
Lifestyle

Beauty and the bike: Commuter special - multi-tasking products

A Beauty and the Bike commuter special! The top multi-tasking beauty products that take you from cycle to desk in style.

Beauty and the bike: Commuter special - multi-tasking products
Lifestyle

Beauty and the bike: Cycle event facilities

Cycling events of all kinds are upping their facilities to keep riders happy, from spas to beer and cheese evenings.

Beauty and the bike: Cycle event facilities
Lifestyle

Beauty and the bike: Sweat free cycling

Top tips for keeping perspiration at bay.

Beauty and the bike: Sweat free cycling
Lifestyle

Beauty and the bike: The cyclist's tan

Is your bike tan ruining the look of your posh frock? Fake tan may be the answer!

Beauty and the bike: The cyclist's tan
Beauty & the Bike

Beauty and the bike: Marketing, cycling and women

Adele Mitchell explores the minefield that is marketing to us female cyclists.

Beauty and the bike: Marketing, cycling and women
Beauty & the Bike

Beauty and the bike: Leg shaving for cyclists

The cycling shorts season is finally upon us. Think you know how to shave your legs in preparation? Until you’ve read this, you probably don’t!

Beauty and the bike: Leg shaving for cyclists
Commuting Accessories

Best chamois cream: Tips and Advice

‘So long, saddle sores!’ Adele Mitchell rounds up the best butt butters for peachy posteriors.

Best chamois cream: Tips and Advice
Amateur Events

A mountain biker’s conversion to road cycling: First club ride

This week, Adele joins Cranleigh Cycling Club for her first club ride. How hard can it be?

A mountain biker’s conversion to road cycling: First club ride
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