Larisa Chinces is a cyclist, writer and former multiple national speed skating champion from Romania. Larisa is a well know social media influencer too


Touring Lake Balaton Part 3

So it is our last day cycling, and I was both excited and sad at the same time. We had all become great friends during our tour, led by Tamas, with Peter and Laszlo keeping us supplied with water, coke and lots and lots of humour.

Touring Lake Balaton Part 2

Setting off from our hotel with a larger peloton, today was to be a day of twisting roads, climbing and history, as we took a long flat road towards the rising countryside

Touring Lake Balaton Part 1

Arriving at the airport, the first thing I saw was a large sign saying #helloHungary. Speaking to Tamas, this is a drive by Hungary to promote tourism, of which cycling is a key part.

Ride Skincare for Cyclists

As cycoists, our skin pays the price for our passion. We need to look after the skin as much as we look after the bike to keep our skin healthy and looking its best. After all, we’re worth it!

Kask Mojito Cycling Helmet

When a cycling helmet becomes a popular choice within our own writing team, it has to be good. The Kask Mojito is that helmet of choice for many of our riders, giving that necessary performance and style that cyclists across all genres require.

Refined Roadwear Ladies Pro Cycling Bibs

We all need good shorts when cycling’ it’s vital if you don’t want to be rubbing cream in for weeks on end. Yes, good shorts are as vital to cyclists as fish is to a cat! Thankfully, these shorts from Refined Roadwear are the cat’s whiskers – and that’s good!

G4 Ladies Hipster Bib Shorts

Testing kit here in the mountains near Sibiu in Romania, means that the kit has to be good, and so when the G4 Hipster ladies kit, I was ready to ride.

G4 Intemporel Range for Ladies

I chose the Intemporel kit from G4 dimension for the summer because it’s my favourite. Its simple, elegant and has a great design and choice of colours, and it’s fitted and comfortable.

JL Velo Ladies Tribal Kit

JLVelo kits is absolutely wonderful! Due to its colours and design, the kit definitely stands out. In simple terms, it makes me feel pretty and special – and that’s important to us ladies.

Sibiu and Transgarafasan Highway

I’ve cycled this route now several times, raced up it and sped down it. I’ve spent time in these mountains and they hold my heart, with their beauty. I know that you’ll love this road too – so lets go and climb it!