Every girl’s guide to eating on a ride…

Here’s the second guest blog post from sports dietician  Rebecca Hay from The Athlete’s Kitchen. Rebecca kindly volunteered to write a few blog posts for WWC and here’s her second contribution about what to take on board during a ride……… The length and intensity of a ride dictates how much and what you might decide to take with you on a bike ride. There is a lot of information in magazines and the internet about how to meet needs. Many cyclists choose to consume water only on their rides. For a short, moderate paced ride this may be enough. When the

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The women’s guide to finding bike riding buddies

One of the things I often get asked, and particularly from women, is “How do I find some riding buddies?”. There’s no easy answer to this one. When I first started riding I did ride around on my own a fair bit but over time I found like-minded riding companions who I now consider to be amongst my best friends. I’ve been riding for five years now and over those years I’ve found lots of buddies, both women and men, some of whom have already come and gone in my life. The first step for me was to find a

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How to ride with someone who is faster or slower

It is very rare to find a group of recreational riders who ride at the same pace all the time. They’ll be riders who are having a good day, those who are having a bad day and just those (like me a lot of the time) who are just slower than many of their friends. For me, this is because many of them are men, and in general male riders are stronger than women. But I don’t let that spoil my enjoyment of riding with friends and my pals are always very kind to me, and wait for me, and

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Bike commuting tips for women

I originally wrote a blog post about commuting by bike last year, and at the time I didn’t commute, and had no intention of commuting, not in the job I was in at the time. But of course circumstances change and I’ve now joined the army of people taking to the roads to get to and from work. Women tend to approach cycling differently to men (please excuse the stereotyping) and that includes bike commuting. A lot of men treat commuting like a race and constantly attempt to outdo their previous times and those of other riders. Women however, tend

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