Spring may be just around the corner but that doesn't mean you should ditch your cold-weather layers. Prepare yourself with these items that will keep you training towards warmer days.
Thermal tights, €65, vest, €55, long-sleeved top, €33, and Delta Series Trail, €110. All from Reebok.
UNDER ARMOUR COLDGEAR
Under Armour's Coldgear Infrared has an innovative thermo-conductive inner coating that absorbs and retains body heat. It also has stretchy fabric and a moisture-wicking system. Available at Elverys and www.underarmour.com, priced at €54.73.
MEN'S ELITE BARRIER JACKET
If you are looking for an all-in-one jacket for cycling in the cooler weather, this men's Elite Barrier jacket gives you plenty of options. It's water resistant, windproof, and it's easy to stow. It even has removable sleeves that turn it into a vest, making it a good investment to see you through into the warmer months. Available at www.pearlizumi.co.uk, priced at €87.
FREYA ACTIVE SPORTS BRA
Keep your fitness (and breasts) in check with Freya Active's new sports bra. One of the main issues that prevents many women from getting active is breast pain from movement and bounce. Freya Active has a remedy in the form of its new sports bra which has been scientifically proven to reduce breast pain, strain and movement; 92pc of participants who tested the bra felt there was reduced independent breast movement. A secret protective moulded layer inside adds support, give shape and separates the breasts. It's available from a 34B to 36H cup. Available at Figleaves, Littlewoods and Leia Lingerie, priced at €60.
Fit Hit: Cycling
Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 Speed Groupset
If you've been cycling for a number of years or have simply just begun, you'll learn fairly quickly that building up a road bike (racer) can be challenging and expensive. While the frame would be core to your build project, the gears, crankset and components are vital parts to make it complete. The Shimano Ultegra 6800 series groupset comes complete with all the essentials from Cyclesuperstore.ie. What you get is a pair of 11-speed STi gear shifters, crankset, bottom bracket, chain, cassette, front/rear derailleur and cable set. When installed properly, the groupset functions with perfection and sharper gear shifts make it a pleasure.
A serious upgrade on any racer/road bike.Read the instructions carefully if you are doing the bike build-up yourse