Ever since the Olympics, more and more women in the UK are getting on their bikes, with Sport England reporting a 200,000 increase in regular cyclists and this year’s Tour de France kicking off in Yorkshire only adding to our enthusiasm for literally jumping on the saddle. But whether you see yourself as the next Victoria Pendleton or simply like biking to work, you probably want to stay safe, keep track of your fitness progress, and of course, have constant access to your phone. Here are a few gadgets and gizmos to increase your pedal power.
A gadget that serious sportspeople (including British Olympic triathelete Vicky Holland) use to aid sports recovery after a heavy workout or long race. The Firefly consists of a pair of small devices worn behind the knees which use neuromuscular electrostimulation technology to increase circulation to the muscles of the lower leg. It’s been clinically proven to reduce delayed onset muscle soreness, meaning you can literally get back in the saddle more quickly.
A pair costs £29 from the website.