COVID has created a cycling boom, as people avoid public transport.
Depending on your weight and speed, the average rider can burn 450 to 750 calories an hour. Today, we look at the kit you need to get on your bike, while our beauty editor tests superfood moisturisers . . .
These UVA and UVB protection glasses won’t steam up in the rain and darken in the sunshine
- Madison Recon glasses, £59.99, freewheel.co.uk – buy now
The Madison Recon glasses have full UVA and UVB protection, plus they quickly darken when the sun shines.
The lenses don’t steam up or become full of water in the rain, the frames feel strong, and can fully flex and return to their original shape. The glasses come with a pouch.
This Daypack is great for any commute, it has lots of space and great security pockets
- Unisex Convey 25-Litre Rolltop Daypack, £65, columbiasportswear.co.uk – buy now
The Unisex Convey 25-Litre Rolltop Daypack is perfect for either daily commutes or longer travels, with a padded sleeve that fits a 15in laptop.
I loved the design, water-proof fabric and rubberised bottom. Lots of space, comfy, with water bottle and security pockets. The innner geek in me loved the warning whistle, too.
This Long Sleeve Baselayer is lightweight and prevents you from getting sweaty
- Meg-meister Drynamo Winter Cycle Long Sleeve Baselayer, £50-65, shop.megmeister.com – buy now
Meg-meister Drynamo Winter Cycle Long Sleeve Baselayer is perfect for outdoor sports.
Its “four-stretch” fabric is lightweight and keeps you warm but airs well so prevents you getting sweaty. But sizes come up tiny.
This skin cream is perfect for body and face and can be used as an overnight mask
- Weleda, Skin Food, £12.95, 75ml, lookfantastic.com – buy now
Contains organic pansy extract to soothe dry skin, and anti-bacterial organic calendula for healing.
The thick cream can be used on your face or body, and is great for areas such as elbows. A little heavy for use on my face in daytime, but overnight it was a wonderful, hydrating mask.
This blend of hyaluronic acid and wakame extract reduces fine lines
- Skin Generics, Wakame Anti-Wrinkle Cream, £24.70, was £32.95, 50ml, allbeauty.com – buy now
This unique blend of hyaluronic acid and wakame extract – from a special Japanese algae – firms and plumps, and reduces fine lines.
Also features jojoba, collagen and vitamin E. A small tub but you only need a little, so it does last. Skin felt more youthful with continued use.
The Volition cream is incredible as it refines pores and controls excess oil productionCredit: www.housetribeca.com
- Volition, Celery Green Cream, £46, 50ml, cultbeauty.co.uk – buy now
Helps to refine pores and control excess oil production, plus it improves elasticity and hydrates and plumps the skin.
Contains Vitamins A, C & K and hyaluronic acid. Key ingredient celery comes through in scent. Super- refreshing. Skin felt totally nourished. My favourite.
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