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Cyclists are people who are interested in a healthy lifestyle, often participating in several sports and activities. Watching what we eat, how we train, and taking an interest in our overall health is increasingly popular. Indoor spin classes are popular all over the world, and the computer age has led to ‘Fit Bits’ being worn on the wrist, helping to provide data on how we’re doing throughout the day.


Ladies cycling is also the fastest Area of cycling globally, and it’s time for a website to focus on being the best ladies cycling website, with articles and blogs that interest and support ladies cycling and the interests of women who cycle. 

Cycling for Life – in Style 

Building on the vast knowledge of our team members, we want to bring you even more great advice and information on how our writers manage their health and lifestyle, so that you can benefit in your own cycling lifestyle. Ladies cycling websites are still too few, and together with Nadezhda, Larisa, Diane and the rest of the team, we’ll bring you articles specifically aimed at supporting ladies cycling. In doing so, we want to become the most representative, independent ladies cycling website globally – where merit and ability is the only deciding factor. 

Nadezhda moves on up to deputy editor in chief, with the main Health & Fitness portfolio, and bringing her superb knowledge to you, on your own lifestyle journey on two wheels.

Larisa Chinces – The Last Throes of Autumn

We are in the final stages of the fall season, in November, the weather is kind now and we can still enjoy some sun now and then. The nature starts to change its coat. Warm colours begin to appear, with tones of red, yellow, orange etc. I am grateful for each season and what they each have to offer.
November 20, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

The Best Bike Shops – Paceline

Opened in 2016 by cycling enthusiast Mark Hanson, in a short timeframe Paceline cycles has become one of the ‘go to’ locations for Yorkshire based riders, looking for exceptional service and some of the very best custom bike builds available in the U.K. retail scene.
November 15, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

My Elite Red Chilli Bike

The greens of summer turn to reds and browns and a million shades, that literally light up the autumn countryside, as everything gets ready for winter and long periods of darkness.

My Red Chilli WR1 is also a object of transition and fits perfectly with the context of autumnal change, with its chameleon colours.
October 19, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Forever In Electric Dreams

Why have I so far avoided an E-Bike - I can’t answer that, because there’s no good reason, save for the simple fact that as I head into my late 50s, I want to keep as physically fit as possible. I kind of just thought that, maybe if I had an EBike I’d pedal less! How wrong I was...
October 15, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Developing Cycling Efficiency and Power

You might think that riding more often will make you a better rider. Yes, it's partially true, but if a rider spends many hours in the saddle riding inefficiently, then he spends a lot of time teaching his body to ride the wrong way.
October 14, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Retail Therapy for Cycle Shops

There’s a wide spectrum of styles within cycling retailers. From the legendary old school shop that we’ve known since childhood, where they put the coffee on and we simply chat, to the ultra modern and unfortunately sometimes pretentious retailer, where they keep their main showroom locked and only open it for invited customers - no, believe me, these people exist.
October 11, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

9 Ways of Effective Post-Race Recovery

Your main goal for any event could either be reaching the finish line, breaking your previous distance record, or qualifying for a major event. While achieving those goals is admirable and shows the fruits of months’ worth of labor, as soon as the race stops, you also need to consider how you can help your body come back stronger. For peaking at your next competition it needs to be more done just simply crashing on the sofa.
October 1, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Red Chilli and Hot Pirelli Tyres

It’s autumn and soon it will be winter. We have some sunny days, during which we can still enjoy riding in shorts, but soon it will get really cold - chilli  😉

When the temperatures do drop lower and the wet and rainy weather will be most likely, it won’t be possible to cycle outside for a while. The snow will come and for safety and for the cold, we’ll have time retreat and to cycle indoors or ski 🙂 - not so bad I guess 😉 .
September 28, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Goal Setting in Triathlon Training

Athletes who set goals are more likely to achieve their desired results than triathletes who do not set goals. To become a successful triathlete, you need to create your training plan or follow a plan from a coach.

By setting manageable goals, you will have something to strive for and are more likely to stay motivated throughout your training. Additionally, goal setting can help you track your progress and identify areas that need improvement.
September 22, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Camelbak Lobo Pack

I’ve always loved mtb rides in the mountains of Transylvania, but I also like to explore other parts of my country too. For example, Baiu Mountains with altitudes of 1700-1900 m, located in Prahova county. Transbai is an off-road trail and it is 38 kilometers long and will connect the cities of Azuga and Busteni to Valea Doftanei. In these kind of adventures, it is important to have an adequate physical condition and proper nutrition.
September 21, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Larisa at Black Sea with Red Chilli Bikes

The Romanian Black Sea resorts stretch for about 275 kilometers of coastline, along the Black Sea coast, from the Danube Delta at the northern end, down to the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast in the south. I have missed the sea so much!! I love the feeling when I walk barefoot on the sand and swim in the wavy, salty water. It’s so very relaxing and refreshing for me - body and soul.
August 31, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Triathlon Mindfulness and Self Discipline

Since childhood, I had a passion for running. During my school and university days, I participated in a lot of such events. Ten years ago, however, my life changed dramatically after I was diagnosed with an explosive fracture of two vertebrae.
August 27, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Foot Love

Watching SIDAS and Lake setting up at the Boardman Centre, it was clear that this was going to be an interesting day. True to this, a skeletal foot came out ... interesting.
August 4, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Positive Effects of Cycling and Triathlon on the Brain

We all know that cycling does wonders for your body-improves muscle tone, helps you to lose weight, create a stronger cardiovascular system - but that’s not all the benefits of cycling. It can also improve your brain performance and make you smarter - cycling can do all of these things!!
July 24, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Red Chilli WR1 – Sitting Comfortably

Ok, now that I got your attention, we can continue with some technical aspects about my bike:

There are two really important parts to my RedChilli WR1 bike; firstly, the carbon pedals by Shimano, as they fasten to my feet and prove superb power transfer and stability when riding. Then, it’s obviously my saddle...
July 21, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Camelbak Hawg Pro Backpack & Womens Luxe

There are so many options for biking backpacks these days. However, Camelbak have revisited the classic Mule pack, and they've created something rather special. We took a close look at the new Camelbak Hawg Pro and Ladies Luxe pack over spring and early summer.
July 20, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Elite Ice Fly and Nano Fly Water Bottles

It’s the height of summer and it’s getting hotter, so hydration on and off the bike is critical. If you do become dehydrated, then it’s at least 24 hours to recover, which is why drinking off the bike is also important. And, you really do need that fluid to be refreshing, which is why Italian brand, Elite, have taken their award winning Fly bottle to new levels of technology with their latest range of bottles.
July 20, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

My Personal Transfaragarasan Challenge

It’s over a week now since I arrived back from Sibiu in Romania. It’s a place that I love dearly, for its amazing history, the beautiful mountains nearby, and for its people – some of whom are like family. Riding up the Transfaragarasan Highway was one of my life moments – something that I’ll remember forever.
July 15, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Presca Sportswear Custom Cycling Kit

Presca was a brand that caught our attention due to their strict adherence to ethical principles at all levels of their organisation and production. All of the clothing is made from recycled fabrics, and they’re constantly working with others to drive forward their commitment to the environment.
July 13, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Bike Box Alan Premium

When you look at most bike boxes, the design, even of the newest models, often seems to follow the classic design from our own favourite brand - Bike Box Alan. Now, we’re based in Yorkshire too, so let’s get this out of the way immediately; yes, we see BBA as a partner, now and into the future. Why - well, simply because they cannot be beaten in terms of looking after your precious bike.
July 13, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Transfargarasan Challenge and Sibiu Cycling Tour Stage

Described as probably the best road in the world, the Transfargarasan Highway is truly an epic climb. Thankfully you can now ride it as part of a unique closed road event once a year - so we went along 🙂
July 5, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Sibiu Cycling Tour 2022 Prologue

A sweltering 31 degrees heat and the international arts festival at Sibiu, saw the Pedalnorth Voom Nutrition team enjoying ice cream and international cycling racing, as the UCI Sibiu Cycling Tour began with a short evening prologue.
July 2, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Sibiu Cycling Tour & Transfargarasan Challenge

It's a special place, my beautiful city of Sibiu. It's where I grew up, went to university, and I know so many of the really good places, the best cycling routes, the best views in the city and the best views from the hills overlooking the city. Now, it has a world class cycling tour too, and you can ride the roads of the racers.
July 1, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Elite Cycling Fly Bottles – Ride Routine

Before every ride I do the same things. Albeit that I'm 56 years of age, I seem to be no different from what I was racing track and field years ago, lining up my shoes, with the socks placed across them and a lucky jacket nearby.
June 29, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

SIGR Ladies Summer Cycling Kit 2022

SIGR are a relatively unknown brand outside of the Scandinavian countries. However, we first tested them last year and were extremely impressed, with both the design and the performance. When Sigr told us that they had some new designs for 2022, it was time for Larisa to take a look.
June 24, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Rosti Alpina Ladies Jersey and Pro 1 Shorts

The latest ladies summer kit from Rosti is super stylish and unique. Larisa has been testing it out in Transylvania and yes, she really likes it 🙂
June 21, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Geared Up For Summer with Red Chilli Bikes

It’s 3 months now since I started riding my RedChilli and it’s a huge difference. Having been riding a double chainring and 10 speed setup for years, I’m now on a compact 11 speed. Best of all, I have a 30 at the back too, meaning that I can spin on the hills - and yes, we have lots of hills here in Transylvania and Romania.
June 19, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Elite Cycle Trainers for Performance in Spring

Yes, my best fitness days are behind me and things tend to break or creak more easily, requiring repair. And so, as a consequence of this, getting out for long winter rides isn’t always a great idea or possible, meaning that when spring comes along, on occasions I’m playing catch up on the hills, as I battle to get that early season fitness that we dream of.
June 9, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Rosti Superblack Woman summer knickers

This is my first ever pair of three quarter length cycling knickers and I really like them; they are perfect for spring and autumn and colder days in summer.
June 6, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Rosti Spring ladies long sleeved jersey

I really like the turquoise color of this jersey; it's a fav in either dark or light shade. This Rosti Spring jacket comes in turquoise color on the torso area, the sleeves are grey with reflective particles, and the back of the forearm is matte black with gradient sized dots. Multiple pieces of fabric are beautifully sewn to get a better fit - viola!
June 5, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

8 Habits of Successful Triathletes

Triathlon is an all-around endurance sport, which means that you need to be well-rounded to be successful. You need to be strong, have good endurance, and be able to swim, cycle and run well! In this article, we will be exploring 8 habits that successful triathletes have in common. These habits are the cornerstone of their success.
May 26, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

DS PRO Sweet Dreams Jersey

We want our kit to perform and to be made to the highest quality. We also want to show who we are - women. To be stylish and feminine. This DS PRO Sweet Dreams jersey is perfect for women who want to be athletes, but who want to also be proud of their style and yes, beauty.
May 26, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Camelbak Podium Water Bottle Range 2022

It's hotting up outside and it's definitely time to start looking at water bottles. Larisa and Robert take a look at the latest bottles from world leaders in hydration, Camelbak 🙂
May 24, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Red Chilli WR1 – Fine Tuning for Fine Riding

It's been a month since Larisa took to the roads on her Red Chilli WR1 road bike. Time to get to know the bike, make finaladjustments and start to really enjoy things 🙂
May 23, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Morning Ride Motivation

It's not always great weather for riding. However, as cycling writers, we don't always get a choice - motivation and the weather may be against us, requiring extra personal strength just to get onto the bike...
May 11, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Gravel Bike Coast To Coast Lakes Section

Our U.K. Gravel Bike Coast to Coast route starts at the beautiful coastal hamlet of Ravenglass, before entering Eskdale and the Lake District. This technical section brings epic views and a mixture of easy gravel riding and more technical terrain, as you ride your gravel bike towards Sedbergh and the Dales.
May 2, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Red Chilli WR1 Review Bike

Two years in the planning, Larisa'snew bike has been a labour of love for the editorial team here at Pedalnorth. Finally, our excited editor is able to ride her new dream bike, and the journey begins for Larisa, as a brand ambassador for Red Chilli Bikes.
April 22, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Rosti Hypno Jersey Bibs and Socks

ROSTI are a design orientated cycling wear brand, but they also excel in performance. Here's their latest mens kit, just in time for sprimg and summer. The HYpno jersey is both unique and stylish.
April 20, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Bike Box Alan Easy Fit

Modern bikes are expensive and difficult to protect when travelling. Thankfully, Bike Box Alan have developed their Easy Fit, which caters and looks after all manner of bikes with integrated handlebars and seat posts etc. Larisa likes it so much that she became an ambassador 😉
April 12, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Yakima Front Loader Bike Carrier

Yakima make carriers all kinds of bikes, and their Front Loader is probably one of the most secure and well fitting bike carrier on the market. We tested it both in Romania and in the U.K.
April 10, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Waiting for spring

Waiting for the end of winter can be mentally tough. The first warm days can be simply a test of our mental strength, as the thermometer rises towards 20 degrees, only to be plunged towards 0 again soon, with snow showers and freezing rain. Robert writes about his own thoughts while waiting for spring.
April 5, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Gravel Vaucluse Cycling Route

VTOPO launched the gravel route guide at the end of last year for the Departement de Vaucluse, probably better known for its Provence region, renowned for the fields of lavender and the classic climbs of Mt Ventoux. It’s a paradise for road riding, mtb routes and is one of the first areas of France to have been developed for gravel riding.
March 29, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Larisa Chinces – Bike Girl To Ski Girl

When not cycling, Larisa is a multi-talented athlete and ski instructor, spending winters and into early spring in the snowy mountains. It's time to find out more about our very own Bond Girl 😉
March 28, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Rosti – Designing in Style

Cycling isn’t simply a sport, it’s a way of life and yes, even a subculture. And, as with all subcultures and their members and followers, cycling has its specific cool icons that through no reason other than their uniqueness and quality sit at the very top and radiate their emblematic presence to others. ROSTI is one such iconic brand within cycling and its subculture, and their designs are works of art in themselves.
March 28, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

RH+ ELITE EVO W Ladies Jersey and Pista Shorts

Spring is here and it’s the perfect opportunity to take time and prepare for hot summer, by choosing new stylish cycling clothing. What we all look for in summer clothing is to be comfortable and to sweat less while wearing them. Luckily, now we have advanced technical fabrics to make it happen.
March 16, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Blood Testing to Increase Performance

Traditionally, blood testing only serves diagnostic purposes in hospitals, clinics, and other medical laboratories. However, it’s now becoming more popular for professional use, including sports. In fact, many athletes are wondering if they could use blood tests to help them improve their performance.
March 16, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Cronos CR3 Boa Carbon Road Cycling Shoe

When you think of Italian shoes, you instinctively think of style, and this is also true with cycling shoes. Cronos is a brand that’s becoming more widely known in Europe, as it grows in popularity at all levels, from the social cyclist, to the UCI Pro rider; and it’s easy to see why, when you look across their range.
March 3, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Elastic Interface Triathlon Chamois Pad

Triathlon cycling element is an aggressive position, where the rider is usually at their limit and trying to create as much performance as is possible. Add to this that the suit worn by the triathlete has two other elements to content with, then it’s a difficult decision to make in terms of what the chamois pad should be like and how technical it needs to be.
March 1, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

8 Efficient ways to improve your triathlon self-discipline

Developing self-discipline can be quite a challenging undertaking for many people for various reasons. Your mind or way of thinking is the biggest culprit that kills your sense of discipline most of the time. However, self discipline is a useful toool for the traithlete.
February 27, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Mountain Bike Tour of Brucegi and Strunga – Romania

Romania and the area of Transylvania have some of the most beautiful forested areas and awesome mountains in Europe - if not the world. This two-day mountain bike trip takes in the mountain area of Brucegi and the Omu Peak, a famous Romanian summit.
February 25, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Into 2022 with the Elite Tuo

In a world filled with indoor interactive cycling trainers, many people will be surprised to see that the good old ‘wheel on’ trainer, or ‘turbo trainer’ as it was once familiarly known, still has a place. Indeed, the Tuo Interactive Wheel On trainer by Italian brand Elite, is more than capable of holding its own
February 20, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Zone 2 Triathlon Training

You might be thinking that training at a steady and easy pace will not help improve your triathlon performance at all. This is also probably why you are neglecting Zone 2 training. However, although it might not seem like it, endurance is crucial for any successful training - especially triathlon training plans.
February 2, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Getting Interactive for the New Year

Yes, Christmas and the New Year is a time when all of us maybe eat too much during the festivities. Our cycling clothing is thankfully made of Lycra and so stretches 😉 , but we still need to get out and to get fit again. Thankfully, Elite are here to help us 😉
January 26, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Gravel Bike Coast to Coast Route

From inspiring Eskdale in the west, through to the historic Roman Cam Road in the Dales and Wensleydale and the magnificent beauty of Jervaulx Abbey,onto Rosedale in the North Yorks Moors, this Gravel Bike Coast to Coast route has something for everyone.It's also the very first U.K. Gravel Bike C2C - and we thing it'll be the best too 😉
January 24, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Rosti – Italian by Design

Rosti are renowned for their excellence and performance, and for their unique design culture. We decided that it was time to look behind this family firm from Italy and its beating heart.
January 22, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Weston and Coral Springs Cycling

South Florida sunshine, the Everglades, beaches nearby and a route from Nadezhda Pavlova - what could be better 😉
January 12, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Cycling in Cold Weather

Cold weather riding is something that we have to accept as lovers of the outdoors. However, we can prepare for it and wear the right clothing.
January 11, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Boca to Hobe Sound Bike Route

South Florida is a great place for cycling and triathlon training. Here's our first Florida cycling route from Nadezhda, with a 100 mile ride along the Florida coast
January 9, 2022/by Pedalnorth Website

Deuter Flyt 14 Mountain Bike Pack

Any mountain biking pack needs to first of all perform as a pack on the hills. After all, it’s pointless carrying anything on a bike that doesn’t perform in its basic function. Thankfully, the Deuter Flyt 14 backpack performs superbly in its base function as a mountain bacpack or for adventure days on a gravel bike.
December 29, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Rolling The Gap

I love exercise and training - it’s part of who I am. I wasn’t unduly concerned at having a break; it’s probably done me some good in a way, but I knew that I needed to get back to daily training. Going for the odd short ride or a long walk just doesn’t cut it for me. I need to sweat and to ache and know that my heart has been pushed.
December 20, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

MET Helmet Road Vinci MIPS

MET make cycling helmets for some of the top road bike teams in the world. They know their stuff and the research shows this, with technological designs to add safety to comfort and speed. It’s time to take a look at one of their latest lids.
December 9, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Craft Cadence Handlebar Bag

Commuting is on the increase, along with that basic fun style of cycling, where you simply want to take a ride with friends or family to nice places. Those trips where you're more interested in the place than the speed. It's commuting and fun social cycling where the Craft Cadence Handlebar Bag comes into its own.
December 2, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Elite Mia and Mia Thermo Bottles

It’s quite refreshing to see world leading brands like Elite bringing back the ‘Full Metal Jacket’ cycling water bottle, with no plastic used in its construction. Following on from their Bio Green water bottles, this dynamic Italian brand are using their technical knowledge and expertise to help us older cycling kids to be greener.
November 28, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

How to do Triathlon and be a Woman

Enjoy the strength and beauty of your youth. As long as life is not pleasant to us, it passes. In 20 years, you will look at your photos with a feeling that you do not understand now. How many possibilities were open to you and how amazing you really looked.
November 24, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Taking a Training Break

It's an off-season for many runners, cyclists, swimmers, and triathletes. It’s crucial to take a break from intensive training and to allow yourself to rest and recover properly before the next race season. Not only does your body need a break, but your mind does too. 🙂
November 24, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Riding The Classics – La Flèche Wallonne

This is the ultimate cycling challenge in Wallonia, in the beautiful Belgian region of Spa. I rode the heroic 215km route in 2018, taking in the famous climbs of Stockeu, Wanneranval and Rosier and I can promise you breathtaking views and great satisfaction when you add this classic to your personal palmarès.
November 24, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

ALÉ PRR Versilia Ladies LS Jersey and Bibs

We all know that some winter days can be mild, and that autumn simply isn’t as cold as winter. Add to this, the colder early spring days and you’ve got the reason why ALÉ developed the Versilia jersey and bib shorts. It’s the transition kit that you need between the seasons. Best off all, it’s super stylish. It’s feminine and modern and fits superbly too, which is very important 😉
November 21, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

ALÉ PRR Green Race Ladies Bib Tights

Winter is a time when we want to be warm and comfortable, but we also want to look good. These eco-friendly bib tights from ALÉ allow me to ride well and show my style and athleticism too - after all, I'm a woman 🙂
November 18, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

ALÉ Graphics PRR Green Road Winter Womens Long Sleeve Jersey

If you’re looking for feminine style and cold weather performance, together with excellent adherence to eco-friendly recycling fabrics, then ALÉ have the answer in this super stylish jersey. Read what Larisa makes of it here…
November 16, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Yakima High Road Tyre Hold Bike Carrier

The Yakima High Road is a top of the range heavy duty piece of engineering, designed with typical Japanese effectiveness. The front wheel is locked into place by a moveable set of hoops that wrap around the wheel. Simply lift the bike up and place the front wheel into the front hoop, bring the second hoop in towards the wheel and tighten things up with a calibrated ratchet that clicks when the correct tension is applied.
November 14, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Making the most of autumn riding

Autumn and winter riding can be amazing. It’s a different kind of challenge, often trying to catch the weather. We thought that we’d help you out over the colder months, with a few simple to stay safe and get the most from riding outside during autumn and winter.
November 9, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Road Cycling In Ticino, Switzerland

Here's two absolutely amazing routes from Mary Wilke, taking in this beautiful area of the Alps, close to the border between Italy and Switzerland,and with epic views of lakes and mountains. If you're looking for a great weekend riding in the Alps, then this excursion could be the ideal mini vacation for epic bikes rides.

 
November 7, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Alé Ladies Colour block winter jersey

Alé from the Italian city of Verona understand simplicity; it’s in their dna and their new winter Colour Block thermal jersey is testament to their style
October 29, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

ELITE Direto XR Trainer – Getting ready for indoor riding

It’s now October and the weather has turned cold. The rain is here more often, and soon it will snow. There is already snow in the mountains, and so I am starting to sweat more indoors from now on. Training outdoors is no longer a nice experience. Thankfully I have my Elite trainers to look after my cycling training.
October 27, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Amstel Gold Race

With its narrow roads, dozens of short, steep climbs and constant twisting and turning, the Amstel Gold Race spring classic opens the trilogy of Ardennes classics. I rode the full 240km route in April 2019 and the finish up the Cauberg (12%), past hundreds of cheering spectators was truly breathtaking!
October 25, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Tips for Female Triathletes to Complete the Perfect Race

Here's some really useful tips that I wished I had known when I first got into the sport, and which I now want to pass along to other women. The physical and mental aspects of women are different from those of men - and that's something we should celebrate. However, whenever women are training for triathlons, they have specific motivators and different challenges to overcome. These are the issues that I'll cover in this article - helping you to train as a woman 🙂
October 20, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

The Ultimate Naroo Mask Review

As cyclists, we know that environmental factors such as weather, pollen, and pollution can make it difficult for us to breathe and this can affect our overall performance. As a solution, sports masks have been created to be highly breathable to help us and other athletes breathe with ease when performing outdoor activities like long rides, training sessions, a leisure hike, or a marathon.
October 19, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Best Supplements for Endurance Athletes

Being an athlete requires the right nutrition and supplements to maximize your performance. Sometimes, food and exercise are not enough to reach the athletic productivity you’re aiming for. Supplements become handy at times like these because of the performance boost that they provide.

First Up, Have You Nailed The Basics 😉
October 19, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Nicholas Roche Interview

One of the most enigmatic and well known cyclists within the peloton, Nicholas Roche is an interesting character. He's twice been national champion and has twice finished in the top ten of the Vuelta a España, and won stages in 2013 and 2015. Nicholas has also competed for Ireland 7 times at the road world championships. So what's he really like - time to chat...
September 30, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Rh+ Klyma Sunglasses

Everyone seems to be making sunglasses for cyclists these days, and so it’s difficult to work out which brand to trust. Fundamentally though, a good starting point is always to look towards Italy - the home of Rh+. The Italians know sport, they know style and they always bring this knowledge to their cycling products - with lots of performance features too.
September 29, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Elite Cycling – How to ride rollers

We’ve been using the Elite Quick Motion and Nero Smart rollers this year, both of which have technological advancements to help you stay on the trainer. However, riding the rollers can seem daunting and a recipe for an accident, but in truth it’s easier than you think. Time for us to give you some detail and confidence.
September 24, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

CAMELBAK Rogue Light Hydration Pack

In Camelbak's marketing material, they say that the Rogue lightweight pack is everything that you crave for on the everyday trail, by being: minimal, durable, cool and comfortable. They sent one to us here at Pedalnorth.com, in a lovely teal colour for us to try out and see if their marketing spin is true. It certainly looked the part on first impressions.
September 24, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Choosing The Right Skinsuit

Whether you ride a road bike, time trial, triathlon or MTB, you've probably landed on this website looking for the best skinsuit for your needs. For those who are unfamiliar, a skinsuit is an aero short-sleeved or long-sleeves onesie made of lightweight cloth that is particularly developed for cycling.
September 10, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Craft Cadence Backpack for Commuters

Cycling to work is not my forte. I usually take the car but having recently converted my underused mountain bike to a hybrid and still neglected to get myself into gear (haha) I was given the chance to test Craft Cadences commuter backpack.

My first test-run was set to be a precarious one. I had meal prepped soup and wasn't sure how well it would travel in a flimsy tub with a not-so-secure lid. But all was well.
September 8, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

TRR Pro Advanced Collagen part 2

Starting the TRR product review, it comes in a snazzy 50ml snap cap bottle, housed inside a box of ten bottles - 3 boxes in total. Mine was cherry flavoured, and once opened it revealed a thick, light brown liquid. Down the hatch and I was instantly smacked by the sharp and sour taste, which actually I came to enjoy, if not crave every day!
September 6, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

DS Pro Road Warrior Pink Camo Kit

Super Lightweight and quick drying fabric properties ensure that the DS PRO Road Warrior in Pink Camo is the ideal ladies kit for summer. Also, the shorts are nicely cut short too, which means that my legs get an extra level of tanning 😉
September 1, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

RH+ MTB Trail Shorts

Mountain bike shorts are not something I’ve spent much time thinking about recently. In fact, I’ve ridden in the same pair of shorts for years. However when Italian cycling brand RH+ Cycling asked us to try out their range of Trail and Mountain biking apparel, I thought it was time to get back on the trails.
September 1, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Bringing the outdoors indoors with Elite

Who could have imagined that a cycling trainer could simulate cycling so amazingly close to reality? Nowadays, technology has reached a very advanced level, and brands like Elite from Italy are leading the way. For example, look at the top of the range rollers that Elite have invented, fully interactive and is truly something amazing - I refer to "Nero interactive rollers".
August 26, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

The Athletes Guide to Hydration and Recovery

Along with the rigorous training and exercise that are routinely accomplished, athletes must be more health-conscious and pay attention to signs of stress on the body. They heavily invest in their bodies because it is the most important asset for an athlete. Of all the energy drinks and products available, how many actually deliver?
August 14, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

BIEHLER Signature Mens Bib Shorts

A good jersey needs great bibs, and these Signature shorts from Biehler are a worthy ambassador product for this high end performance brand. Time to take a look then,at what makes Biehler so special.
August 14, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Biehler Supreme Mens Jersey

Biehler is one of those cycling brands that are simply reliable. Their clothing range is of the highest quality and made with the very best fabrics, using their vast experience from the pro riders that Biehler work with.
The Supreme jersey is testament to their adherence to design and performance.
August 13, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Stoneman Trail Mountain Bike Challenge

If you’re a lover of mountains and adventure and you ride a mountain bike, then you’ll love the Stoneman Trail in the Dolomites. The route sits neatly in the mountains in the north of Italy and briefly crosses the border in Austria. With a distance of over 100km, this mountain bike challenge has a number of days in which to complete the ride, visiting certain checkpoints along the way, so that your ride can be verified. It’s a challenge and a tough one, but ultimately it’s up to you.
August 13, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

SIGR Sverigeloppet Black Jersey

“Beautiful, comfortable cycling jerseys for going fast in. But that also look great at the coffee stop”.
Diane Vilarem has been out testing this stylish ladies jersey from Swedish brand, SIGR
August 11, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

VOOM Rapid Recovery Shake

Madison Curzon recently took up triathlon and we thought that she'd benefit from some VOOM power, with their Rapid Recovery Shake. Read her thoughts here.
August 9, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

SIGR Team Descent Jersey

“Beautiful, comfortable cycling jerseys for going fast in. But that also look great at the coffee stop”  🙂

Stylish Viking brand Sigr was born in Umeå, in the cold and dark parts of northern Sweden. As the focus of this brand is to manage wet and cold days, they wanted to see how it performs on the hot French Riviera. The first impression of this model is really “wow, I love the design”!
August 5, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Skincare for Triathletes

Triathletes are considered some of the healthiest individuals on the planet. Apart from the constant exercise, most of them are often incredibly conscious about what they eat and their health.

However, because of constant exposure to the sun and other chemicals, these triathletes are also in danger of having their skin damaged or, worse, having skin issues. With that being said, here are some skin care tips for triathletes.
August 3, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Signs and Symptons of Overtraining in Triathlon

Most beginner athletes, including triathletes, have the opinion that at each training session you need to give all the best - only then you can achieve the result 🙁
July 31, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Lenzerheide to Arosa and Chur MTB Route

Lenzerheide and Arosa is the ultimate venue for mountainbikers. The two valley sides of Lenzerheide, 'Red Peak' and 'Western Summits', as well as the foothills to the north and south are the real trail paradise for mountainbikers to visit from all over the world.
July 31, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Furka Pass Cycling Route

Sean Connery took to these roads in the classic Bond Movie 'Goldfinger', and now you too can, as you ride through spectacular scenery and enjoy the breathtaking mountain roads of Switzerland.
July 29, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website

Trail building the ELECTRIC SNAKE for Val di Sole World Championships

 The UCI MTB 2021 World Championships will be held in Val di Sole from 25 to 29 August. But how is a world cup track created? Who is a trail builder and how does one become one? THOK E-Bikes asked a real guru (Italian but internationally renowned): Pippo Marani. He uses THOKs E-Bikes to move around the slopes.
July 28, 2021/by Pedalnorth Website
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