It’s the summer -sort of- and with it comes fresh new kit, stunning new bikes and many daylight hours to explore the roads and pedal those pins.
Feeling at home in the tree line and atop mountains, this year I’ve decided to venture out of the dirt and adrenaline world of MTB, and power pedal myself along the undulating roads of the UK.
Whilst finding my feet on the pedals of skinny tyres and drop bars, I’ve ditched the baggies and wiggle danced my body into some roadie approved Lycra fashion. With a naive pre-conception that second skin kit would be restrictive and hot to ride in, I wasn’t exactly jumping for joy at the prospect.
However, when I’m presented with stunning road kit in soft fabrics and alluring colours, it definitely invokes a feeling of excitement, amidst the trepidation.
I’ve known Madison from the get-go of mountain biking. Sponsoring female athletes such as Manon Carpenter, Madison strives to manufacture comfortable, stylish and functional cycling wear. It isn’t just the kit we love with Madison, but their dedication to women’s cycling, offering a wide variety of kit in UK sizes, rather than the ambiguous standard small, medium and large we’re often presented with.
With female designers on board, the new 2016 women’s line from Madison Clothing is looking sharper than ever, and I was all too willing to road test the new Keirin jersey and shorts on the rolling roads of North Wales.