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by JSBR
Fri May 04, 2018 15:54 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Long distance riding
Replies: 21
Views: 6521

Re: Long distance riding

Hi Try to make it fun. Hopefully you cycle with someone else. Set a target and a location for lunch. Stop and enjoy a pub lunch and a rest, then have another route planned for the afternoon - maybe with a shorter option in case you do get too tired. Then you can just increase the length of the pre-l...
by JSBR
Mon Apr 16, 2018 13:58 pm
Forum: Road Beginners
Topic: Riding on my own
Replies: 62
Views: 6501

Re: Riding on my own

If you don't mind cycling with something on your back, what about a hydration pack? Plenty of space for food and 2-3 litres of water.
by JSBR
Mon Apr 16, 2018 13:08 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Bike purchase - clueless! Hybrid or ‘classsic’?
Replies: 6
Views: 5480

Re: Bike purchase - clueless! Hybrid or ‘classsic’?

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Merida-Crosswa ... _95826.htm

Hi, I have one of these for commuting. It has a good spec for the money and I happily commute 13 miles each way on it.
Comfortable over tracks and not too heavy on the roads.
by JSBR
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Which endurance road bike?
Replies: 5
Views: 5699

Re: Which endurance road bike?

Hi,
I would definitely try out the Specialized Ruby before you buy. It is extremely comfortable especially on longer rides.
There are a range of options and I think you could probably find a last season bargain somewhere.
by JSBR
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Road Buying Advice
Topic: First road bike, under £350. Advise appreciated.
Replies: 20
Views: 2579

Re: First road bike, under £350. Advise appreciated.

B'Twin Triban are great bikes on a budget and look good too.

I used my for 2 years before upgrading and was happily cycling 30-40 miles a ride. It never let me down - 1 puncture and that was it.

I did upgrade my wheels though when I could afford to.
by JSBR
Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?
Replies: 53
Views: 16401

Re: How to promote womens participation in cycling clubs?

This is a really interesting discussion. Like the other poster, I would love to find a women's ride with more experienced cyclists. Similarly, I find myself too fast for the standard women's rides locally and not fast enough for some of the men's club rides. The "Breeze" rides are a great ...
by JSBR
Wed May 10, 2017 14:59 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Clubs and Companions for Sportives and Cycling Events
Replies: 1
Views: 8254

Re: Clubs and Companions for Sportives and Cycling Events

Hi Emily

I see you haven't had any replies. Why don't you post a bit more about yourself and the riding you like to do, and where so that local bikeradar peeps can reply?
by JSBR
Wed May 03, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Commuting General
Topic: Buying advice women's hybrid
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: Buying advice women's hybrid

Worth having a look at Evans - they have a trade in deal of £30 agains a new bike between 200-400 (if your friend had an old bike lying around) and something like the Pinnacle Lithium might be good.

I have a Merida Urban Crossway, which is slightly more expensive, but well specc'd for the price.
by JSBR
Tue May 02, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Advice wanted: non-slippery saddle
Replies: 7
Views: 26662

Re: Advice wanted: non-slippery saddle

First, proper bike fit for girls can completely transform your comfort - it was the best money I have spent on cycling. The two most comfortable saddles I have used are the Selle Diva Gel Flow and the BodyGeometry saddle that came on my Specialized Ruby. Neither are particularly slippy and mine is s...
by JSBR
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Women's road shoes that are 2-hole standard SPD compatible?
Replies: 7
Views: 23656

Re: Women's road shoes that are 2-hole standard SPD compatible?

I have a pair of Shimano WR42 shoes with 2 hole spd cleats.

They are very comfortable, have lasted well over 2 years, seen plenty of mileage - would recommend them.
by JSBR
Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Womens cycling forum
Topic: Helmet hair
Replies: 11
Views: 13369

Re: Helmet hair

Asked my hairdresser the same question: she said comb your hair, spray over dry shampoo and use fingers to fluff up hair and remove the "helmet hair" look
by JSBR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Where to sell
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: Where to sell

I found Ebay was the best place and I got a good price for my bike. I put plenty of details in and photos and "told a story" about why I was selling it so people knew it was a genuine sale.
by JSBR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Road General
Topic: Which Bristol cycling club?
Replies: 37
Views: 13398

Re: Which Bristol cycling club?

If you are looking for a family friendly inclusive cycling club that does everything from track days to sportives and everything in between and has a real mix of expert cyclists and beginners, then PROPS Cycling Club in Bristol are the friendliest bunch of guys and gals. Worth checking out.

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