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Why The Phrase 'Guilt Free' Is Probably The Most Toxic To Our Health

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Why The Phrase 'Guilt Free' Is Probably The Most Toxic To Our Health

"Fancy a guilt-free holiday?" "Try these guilt-free brownies!" "Dessert, without the guilt." Honestly, I can't think of a phrase that is more toxic for women's health and wellbeing than 'Guilt Free'. What do I mean by toxic? Toxic (informal): causing you a lot of harm and unhappiness over a long period of time. Honestly, what is the word 'guilt' even doing in our day to day dictionaries? I don't even really remember the first time I saw the phrase, but it was most likely brought into existence in a marketing boardroom somewhere, during the sugar-free diet craze to get more...

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Say hello, wave 'one-by'

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Say hello, wave 'one-by'

Ok, ok, I've given in! Over the last year my friends have been having a great time out there on trails and bridleways, and I’ve missed out because I’ve only had a road bike - until now! To see what this off-road riding experience is all about, I've dipped my toe and bought an entry-level cyclocross bike - and so far, I'm happy. The upright geometry and wide, flared bars make for a comfortable riding position and the 30c tyres are brilliant on ropey surfaces. I can double it up as a commuter bike, and yet it still feels close...

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7 Motivating Quotes (About Cycling)

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7 Motivating Quotes (About Cycling)

Who doesn't love a good meme or inspirational quote? Especially when they apply to cycling... If you're in need of a little more motivation, check out our top 7 inspo tiles. Women are not governed by anyone's expectations other than our own. This age old quote of 'look like a girl, act like a lady, think, like a man, work like a boss' is just so outdated and offensive. You don't owe anything to anyone. Be yourself. Own it. We love you just the way you are. In the age of social media, it's easy to become overly focused on...

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Your first sportive - take an APPLE!

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Your first sportive - take an APPLE!

Sportives – mass participation cycling events – have become hugely popular in the past few years, and it’s not hard to see the appeal: the route planning is all done for you; it’s a chance to discover new hills, lanes and views; there are convenient food and toilet stops; there’s the opportunity to meet and ride with hundreds of other like-minded people, and you often get a medal too, woo-hoo! For a first-timer though, it can be a bit daunting to take part. Organised events attract quite serious cyclists and large groups of confident club riders taking on the challenge...

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New food to try in 2019

Category_Nutrition Category_Opinion

New food to try in 2019

The women in my local club are always keen to try out new ride food – we’ve got such a great mix of riders that it goes without saying we’ll have different nutrition needs – so we’re often on the lookout for that perfect bar that’s not only delivers the energy and recovery benefits we want, but is also transportable, won’t upset the digestion, and tastes nice too! And we’re not alone - athletes are often ahead of the curve in nutrition technology, seeking to gain competitive advantage from the latest products. Think whey protein, creatine, BCAA's – bodybuilders were...

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