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    YOU CAN: Elaine Scott
    28 Feb 2019
    When Elaine Scott stood mesmerised at the roadside watching a time trial last year, she was inspired to make a decision that would change her life. She decided to buy a bike. Having previously suffered from anorexia, anxiety and depression, Elaine soon discovered the benefits of cycling to her mental as well as physical health. Since she started...
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    YOU CAN: Ben Bareham
    24 Jan 2019 / Nassrin Chamanian
    For Ben Bareham, nothing beats the feeling of being on two wheels. Just a couple of years ago, the effects of overworking were taking their toll on his mental and physical health. He took up cycling to lose weight and improve his fitness. It wasn’t all plain sailing. His first 160km Fondo was a race against the broom-wagon. Suffering from...
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     7 reasons why you will love the Castelli Free Aero Race 4
    22 Jan 2019 / Nassrin Chamanian
    You’ve heard that old saying? If it ain't broke, don’t fix it? Well, Castelli has chosen to ignore that. The designers clearly spend too much ‘thinking’ time on their bikes. The 2018 Castelli Free Aero Bibshort, beloved by pros and amateurs alike, was the brand’s best-selling bib short of all time. Back to the...
  • Gore Wear C7 Shorts
    22 Jan 2019
    Any regular cyclist knows that having the right bib shorts can be the difference between a great ride and a ride you'd rather forget. It's the single most important piece in your cycling wardrobe. Here at Wiggle, we've witnessed countless innovations and refinements to bib short design. Leading brands are continually tweaking and...
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    My Cycling Journey - Stephanie Kitchen
    16 Jan 2019
    I’ve always cycled a bit as a mode of transport, for commuting, going to uni or for just getting around town. But I think I really fell in love with cycling the summer I graduated from uni. Me and my friend Brigid got road bikes and toured the coast of Portugal for 3 weeks. We had no gear (just alllll the ideas) a beaten up map, a couple of...
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    My Cycling Journey - Sarah Pain
    14 Jan 2019 / Sarah Pain
    My cycling journey has been rather intermittent – apart from a few brief dalliances as a teenager I was a bit late to the party, only really getting into it well into my 30s! I must have learnt to ride a bike as a young child but I actually don’t remember the learning bit. I do vaguely remember getting a shiny red bike for my birthday...
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    My Cycling Journey - Nassrin Chamanian
    14 Jan 2019 / Nassrin Chamanian
    I was about 8 years old when I learned to ride a bike. I can't quite remember how it happened - one minute I was on stabilisers, the next I was flying free. Well, almost free. At the age of 8, I was only allowed to ride around the block but that was a big distance for a small person. My beloved Raleigh Denim was second-hand out of the local...
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    My Cycling Journey - Rebecca Clarke
    14 Jan 2019
    Like most people, I began cycling as a child. My most vivid memory of cycling at this time was riding in a figure-of-eight repeatedly on my front drive. I also remember going on family cycles when we went on holiday, whizzing around with my parents and annoying security guards with tales of my adventures. What I don’t remember was the...
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    My Cycling Journey - Kirsty Smith
    14 Jan 2019 / Kirsty Smith
    I discovered cycling as an attempt to combine some of my favourite things - being outdoors, being active, and being with my boyfriend. He’d always been a mountain biker, but started road cycling for fitness (and networking - it turns out cycling really is the new golf). I’d owned a bike as a child, but it had never been a massive part...
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    Riding my first Sportive
    14 Jan 2019 / Nassrin Chamanian
    On Saturday 16th of September, Wiggle athlete Alice participated in her first ever sportive. As a keen runner, Alice was completely new to road cycling; she started in March and learned how to ride in road cleats only three days before the event. Here's the story of how she got on. Getting started Starting road cycling seemed quite daunting at...

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