Fancy pants – why wear padded riding shorts?

Great article on padded bike pants or bike shorts – definitely worth wearing on long rides. Buy a few pairs if you are considering riding daily – your bum will thank you!

Curved S-seams, lycra, flat seams, chamois, high rise rear fit, elasticated cuffs, 3D anatomical shaping, multi-level foam construction, anti-bacterial finish… sound like an engineering project?  No just padded riding shorts.

As with most things riding related the choices here are endless…baggy, short, long, 3/4, summer, winter, reflective…

So whats important and why should you wear them?  Its all about comfort and protection…  a common theme in riding and important when you begin to ride for longer distances or more frequently.  A lot of design work has gone into the chamois (padded) part of these shorts. Where the padding is and isn’t, just like your perfect bike seat, and it means the best possible outcome for where your body comes into contact with the bike – like gloves for your hands and shoes for your feet.

Range of different chamois shapes Range of different chamois shapes.

So why are they so tight?  Well that padded bit…

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5 Tips to Maximize Your Workouts

Great tights – love the contrast. Oh.. and the workout tips are good too. Thanks for blogging. regards LL.


For my workouts over the past 4 months I have been following Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide. Despite having been a keen gym-goer for the past 5 years or so, since starting the guide I have seen dramatic improvements in both my strength and cardio fitness. The best part is I actually spend less time at the gym than ever before!

Here are 5 tips that I use to get more out of my workouts:

  1. Switch up your routine

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Although repeating your favourite exercises may give you some results to begin with, after a few weeks the muscles will become accustomed to them. This means that you are likely to burn less energy performing them and you may not see the results that you were hoping for. You may also begin to find the exercises easier, making your workouts less challenging both mentally and physically. For…

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Torres Swimwear from Glasgow.


If you didn’t already know, i have a love for all things Rebecca Torres. She is a Glasgow super talent when it comes to fashion. She just gets the female form. So, when i saw she was venturing into swimwear i squealed a little. Can’t wait to get my hands on one of these babies!


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