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Best cycling shorts for women: Padded, lightweight and bib options to ride in comfort

All the gear, with some idea – look like a pro, and stay cool in our pick of the best shorts The Evening Standard’s journalism…

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All the gear, with some idea – look like a pro, and stay cool in our pick of the best shorts

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hether you fancy yourself as a Tour de France contender or you’re just looking for cycling shorts that don’t ride up during your next spin sesh, we’ve got a selection of the best shorts.

When you’re out on the road or trying your best to get through an intense class the last thing you want is to be tugging at your cycling shorts or feeling the sweat trickle down your leg. So sweat-wicking materials, with sturdy waistbands should be high on your agenda when looking for the best cycling shorts.

Some shorts have bibs attached to them, which act as straps, helping to keep the shorts in place. Others have practical well-placed pockets, to keep keys or phones in, while many are now made from recyclable material – making them a great sustainable choice.

If you love long country rides or you’re training for a race, unless you want to end up with saddle bum, you’ll need to invest in a pair of shorts with chamois inserts sewn into them. This padding, which is placed where your bum would sit, prevents any chaffing or sores the next day.

Not sure which brand is for you?We take a look at the best cycling shorts for women – to help you […]

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