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Meet Wiggle Honda Women at Prudential RideLondon

Wiggle Honda Women's Cycling TeamThis weekend almost 100 of the world’s best women riders will be tackling the criterium on a fast, flat 1.3-mile loop around St James’s Park as part of the RideLondon Cycle Show. The weekend also provides an opportunity to meet and greet the Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling team (or Wigglettes as they like to be known.) According to WiggleHonda “Our athletes will be signing autographs before they compete in the Grand Prix event Saturday evening. Don’t miss this opportunity to come and show the team your support!” indeed.

 

Apart from the ever popular Laura Trott and Dani King you can also queue up for Amy RobertsElinor BarkerRochelle GilmoreEmily Collins and Anna Bianca Schnitzmeier. Failing that you can follow their twitterage with the links above.

 

Trott may be among the favourites for the race but has been insisting that she’s really a team player. ‘When I was at the Olympic Games I only got to ride in the Velodrome and you don’t get to see all the landmarks, so it’s going to be amazing,’ said the 21-year-old, ‘I want to target the Grand Prix as there’s going to be so many people there watching. The team element is really important, as they are there to help out as much as they can and I think it will go down to me or Dani King, as obviously when it comes to a sprint we’re the fastest riders.’

 

Prudential RideLondon takes place on August 3 and 4. You can find out more about the ride at prudentialridelondon.co.uk and about the Wiggle Honda Women’s Pro Cycling Team at wigglehonda.com

 

And a last word from Trott:

 

 

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Odlo Evolution Cool T-Shirt

Odlo Evolution Cool T-ShirtJust like the Columbia Total Zero T-Shirt (see review here) the Odlo Evolution Cool T-Shirt is not a dedicated cycling jersey – so no lumber pockets, rubberised hems and the like – but with Odlo responsible for supplying some impressive cycling apparel elsewhere and with the Evolution promising good thermal control Cyclo thought it more than worth a look…

 

Constructed from 100% man-made fibres (79% Polyester, 21% Polyamide) the Evolution is incredibly lightweight with thinner, meshed sections between the shoulder blades and under arm for venting. The fit is necessarily snug so that moisture (sweat) can be wicked away and this it does with impressive effectiveness even under test at near 30degrees.

 

Despite the close, almost second-skin feel the comfort level is good with a combination of ergonomic fit and 3D circular knitting tech (the same system used for the tubular construction of Buff Headwear), which removes the need for side seams. Unfortunately this is slightly let down by quite bulky arm seams, which we found gave some discomfort across the top of the shoulders once wicking sweat – something exacerbated by the fact that we were wearing a Camelbak for hydration during the test rides. Additionally there was a tendency for the top to ‘ride up’ at the back; a constant reminder that the Odlo Evolution Cool T-Shirt isn’t specifically designed for the bike.

 

This is undoubtedly a well-made piece of kit and for warm recreational rides, possibly for commutes too, it works effectively in terms of both wicking and breathability. Arguably there’s a place for this almost year-round too – as a thermal base you could find yourself layering with this right through the shoulder season months. But when it comes to pure temperature control the Columbia Total Zero T-Shirt is the hands-down winner…

 

The Odlo Evolution Cool T-Shirt has a RRP of £35.00 and is available in sizes S-XL and three colours: blue, white and black. For further information see odlo.com

 

For our review of the Odlo Trail Jacket see here and for the Odlo Swiss Power Jeresy here.