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Aoife Glass

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Scott, Switzerland and an Olympic Champion

Blue skies, huge mountains and bikes. Three things I love, and three things that Switzerland has in bags. Switzerland is a pretty great location to test out some mountain bikes, and it’s not surprising that Scott Bicycles choose it as the location for it’s Scott Contessa mountain bike press camp. ┬áThat, and the fact that European HQ of the brand is in Switzerland.

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A list of lovely women’s 3/4 bib tights

3/4 length cycling bib tights from Morvelo, Gore, Rapha, and dhb (left to right)
3/4 length cycling bib tights from Morvelo, Gore, Rapha, and dhb (left to right)

I’m a big fan of 3/4 length bib shorts, especially for mountain biking, as I tend to get too hot in full length tights and knee warmers just annoy me – I’ve yet to find some that don’t roll down as I ride. But they can be hard to find.

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Megavalanche 2014 Gallery

In January 2014 I thought ‘Hey, I really need a challenge this year. Something to push me to develop my mountain biking skills, to make me work on my fitness, something to aspire to.” Although I’ve been mountain biking a few years, what with living in London, being in a long-distance relationship, and having a hectic job I was at best a weekend rider. Every time I went riding, it took me a good few hours if not days to get back into the swing of things. I wanted to improve.

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