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Cycling: Why getting started will change your life

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Cycling: Why getting started will change your life

When a lot of people picture a "cyclist", what images come to mind? Possibly Tour de France or Giro professional riders, clad in tight fitting lycra splattered with advertising? Possibly MAMIL (middle aged men in lycra)'s out in full force in the mornings and in huge bunch rides over the weekend, or crammed around a single table at a cafe waiting for their flat whites in silly shoes? While these images might be what the non-cyclist brings to mind when thinking about riding bikes, we are so much more than that. Coronavirus has changed not only the fabric of our...

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9 Things I Learned While TRI-ING FOr The First Time

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9 Things I Learned While TRI-ING FOr The First Time

Recently I attempted (and completed!) my first triathlon. It was in Rotorua, New Zealand and was called Sufferfest. That should have been my first clue to be honest! There was a half Ironman distance involving a 2km swim, 90km cycle and a 21km run, and a quarter Ironman which was half that. I wanted to opt for the half and thankfully Jordana talked me down to the quarter for my first attempt. I was diagnosed with breast cancer early in 2019, and when I found out I was to undergo chemotherapy and radiotherapy I decided to set myself a physical...

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