I used to like working out in plain black- black leggings and a black loose top to cover all the lumps and bumps and not draw attention to myself at the gym. Now, however, it’s a different story. The brighter the better!
When Ana Nichoola sent me some items to test out whilst training for and completing the London to Brighton Bike ride, I immediately fell in love the with Black and Purple Star jersey. I wore it on Sunday and had numerous compliments from riders and volunteers. My favourite moment was when a volunteer with a megaphone shouted out to a guy next to me that ‘a lovely lady in a starry top was passing him on the hill’ and to ‘hurry up’! Totally chicked him!
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I loved the top, and found it really comfortable and flattering. The elasticated bottom meant that it didn’t ride up, although I would warn you that the elastic around the arms is quite tight! I wore a medium and am a size 10-12. I think the large would also have fit quite well considering I have quite a large chest to accomodate!
I wore my awesome Black Star jersey with the cute Bow Peep Gloves in black and purple. With my black and purple helmet I was totally matching (all the gear and no idea?) The gloves were really comfortable, again I wore a medium but think I could have got away with a large (I have quite large hands). The gloves protected me both from the cold in the early morning, and from getting sore, blistered hands riding all day.
I was also sent the stylish Cycle Sailor Vest to test out on some training rides. I loved the shape of this top, and have worn it cyling, spinning and running. It’s lightweight, sweatwicking, and above all, very flattering on the stomach area!! I’m sure I’ll be wearing it a lot this summer!
The lovely folk over at Ana Nichoola have kindly offered to give away either a Star Jersey top (they only have larges left, but the winner can choose the colour- black or white, great for yourself or for a friend!) or a pair of their Naked Hand Fingerless gloves and a Star Neck Warmer.