Padding is the word of the moment, I have decided. As my bike went in for a service a few days ago, I asked them to add some padding to my handlebars to help with the vibrations of the roads – which I hope have less potholes in France than they do in the UK. And now my handlebars looks like they need to go to Weight Watchers as they are fat and squidgy and, so far, very comfortable!
Regarding the shorts, I have decided that layers upon layers are needed to assist in avoidance of chaffing... and this will be assisted with the ever present, Sudocrem! I invested in some very sexy women’s cycling underwear - with extra padding for those all important parts. These arrived ready for my little training ride today. Along with my new compression knee length socks, I decided that, for our dedicated readers, I would share this vision of me in my newly purchased underwear. If you want NO MORE (!!) pictures of my underwear (I can hear you all saying 'no more' en masse!) – we need a few more donations to our charity … the clock is ticking as we cycle to France in a couple of days’ time and reveal to the French this wonderful depiction of beautiful British bike fashion..!!