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    Riding my first Sportive
    14 Jan 2019 / Nassrin Chamanian
    On Saturday 16th of September, Wiggle athlete Alice participated in her first ever sportive. As a keen runner, Alice was completely new to road cycling; she started in March and learned how to ride in road cleats only three days before the event. Here's the story of how she got on. Getting started Starting road cycling seemed quite daunting at...
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    My Cycling Journey - Rebecca Clarke
    14 Jan 2019 / Rebecca Clarke
    Like most people, I began cycling as a child. My most vivid memory of cycling at this time was riding in a figure-of-eight repeatedly on my front drive. I also remember going on family cycles when we went on holiday, whizzing around with my parents and annoying security guards with tales of my adventures. What I don’t remember was the...
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    My Cycling Journey - Nassrin Chamanian
    14 Jan 2019 / Nassrin Chamanian
    I was about 8 years old when I learned to ride a bike. I can't quite remember how it happened - one minute I was on stabilisers, the next I was flying free. Well, almost free. At the age of 8, I was only allowed to ride around the block but that was a big distance for a small person. My beloved Raleigh Denim was second-hand out of the local...
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    My Cycling Journey - Stephanie Kitchen
    14 Jan 2019 / Stephanie Kitchen
    I’ve always cycled a bit as a mode of transport, for commuting, going to uni or for just getting around town. But I think I really fell in love with cycling the summer I graduated from uni. Me and my friend Brigid got road bikes and toured the coast of Portugal for 3 weeks. We had no gear (just alllll the ideas) a beaten up map, a couple of...
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    My Cycling Journey - Kirsty Smith
    14 Jan 2019 / Kirsty Smith
    I discovered cycling as an attempt to combine some of my favourite things - being outdoors, being active, and being with my boyfriend. He’d always been a mountain biker, but started road cycling for fitness (and networking - it turns out cycling really is the new golf). I’d owned a bike as a child, but it had never been a massive part...
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    My Cycling Journey - Sarah Pain
    14 Jan 2019 / Sarah Pain
    My cycling journey has been rather intermittent – apart from a few brief dalliances as a teenager I was a bit late to the party, only really getting into it well into my 30s! I must have learnt to ride a bike as a young child but I actually don’t remember the learning bit. I do vaguely remember getting a shiny red bike for my birthday...
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    Challenge Wiggle - Our favourite early season rides
    02 Dec 2018 / Josh Harris
    February and March are not renowned for their great riding weather. You might get snow, you will probably get rain, and you will most definitely encounter wind... But, us 'Wigglers' are a hardy bunch. We have kick-started the year with some great rides, all across the country. In this blog post, we take a look at some of our favourite road...
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    Challenge yourself to ride more this winter
    01 Dec 2018 / Nassrin Chamanian
    Winter can be a rewarding and beautiful time of year to ride. Getting out on two wheels to enjoy frosty mornings, red skies at sunrise and crisp, clear days refreshes the body and mind at a time when it’s tempting to slow down and wallow in front of TV box-sets. For many of us, the festive period means time off to spend seeing family and...
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    5 stocking fillers to delight the cyclist in your life
    23 Oct 2018 / Nassrin Chamanian
    If you've got a cyclist to buy for this Christmas, you'll probably know that they can be a difficult bunch to buy for. We've put together a list of some of our favourite gifts to inspire you. Thoughtful ideas, all under £15 and specially selected for their usefulness as well as style. Ratio Dash 20 cm Sock It's not Christmas...
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    Andy Tennant’s grooming rules for winter cycling
    19 Oct 2018
    I won’t lie. Winter is miserable. After a five- or six-hour ride in the rain and wind (or even as short as 30 minutes some days) I often wonder how braving these elements on such a regular basis has had an impact on the look and feel of my skin. Like many people, I never used to be that concerned with skincare. However, since I've...

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