Relaunching Otley Loves Cyclists

Otley Loves Cyclists to be relaunched in Summer 2016. The scheme which celebrates cycling in Otley will be relaunched from the work initially published in 2013. 

Identifying places to stay, routes to ride, places to eat and drink is all in this community asset. One for us all to own.

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Ridiculously Cheap Kit...

Yep you read it right.  We have some remaining jerseys left over from this last year and want to pass them on to some of our fellow cyclists. We are asking for a tiny £15 per jersey and you can get these online through our store.

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Tour de Yorkshire - Otley Bridge URC

The second year of the Tour de Yorkshire, - Where are you heading to?

At True Cycling we are torn though between two venues: whether it be the Otley Bridge URC or to North Bar Social.  North Bar are one of our sponsors and importantly Team Sky Coffee and Cake partner.  However we also are proud to support the Otley Bridge Scouts, part of Otley Bridge Church - which is where our surplus monies from our events gets donated to.

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Otley Sportiva 2016 - Routes Confirmed

The hard work that is taken in preparing a route for a sportive is never really talked about.  Its not simply about a few clicks on the favourite mapping tool to make a pretty loop taking in some scenery, missing some dual carriage ways and trying to find somewhere for feed stations.

Creating a route is like creating the adventure, its the veins and heart of any event.  A good route will lead to less on the day issues, high satisfaction amongst riders and importantly getting everyone back safely.

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Performance Nutrition for Women

Women’s participation in sport is on the increase. There are now more opportunities for women to participate or compete in a variety of sports, and with this brings improved health, self-esteem and self-efficacy. Since the 2012 London Olympics female sporting role models are in abundance and proving to be an inspiration to the young up and coming talent of our Nation.

Despite the many benefits of sport and exercise, there are certain aspects that can in fact become detrimental to health. Research has shown that women are more at risk of developing negative health outcomes as a consequence of poor nutrition surrounding sporting activity. This can include eating disorders, menstrual disturbances or low bone density. It is important that women understand their own specific nutritional needs to allow for the development of strong, healthy athletes who can perform to the best of their ability.

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Supporting GTD

A team of awareness raisers are taking part in the 108km Tour de Yorkshire sportive in May.  GTD is a cancer where there is little known.  

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD) is a  group of rare and little known cancers that affect women who have had a pregnancy-related event (therefore they are gestational).

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Dont lose friends before you have made them: Preparing for 100km

I've been asked by the lovely True Cycling folks to give a few tips on how to prepare for a 100km ride. This is a great subject as 100km is one of those distances that some people often take too lightly in respect of preparation. Some folks will be fit enough not to think too much about it, some folks will find it daunting and hard. Equally, though, all can quite easily ruin a good day out by not preparing appropriately.

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Right kit for the job

In our first kit review we test the Vulpine Soft Shell Jacket.  Its an amazing piece of kit with such a strong brand behind it.  A little room for improvement, but definitely worth a look! 

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