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It’s a great time of year to get on your bike (and get your eGloves on!)

This time of the year is brilliant for biking. With the roads a little quieter, the clocks still giving us plenty of daylight and the awesome autumn colours blazing, it’s the perfect time to dust of that bike and hit the leafy road (or off-road). 

Whether you’re a rather wobbly beginner or a super advanced cyclist there are loads of organisations and organised events which can help get you out there, enjoying the open road and improving your fitness and performance all at the same time. As a great start point, check out cyclingweekly.com which is full of useful event guides as well as super cool cycles to coo over and inspirational sporting stories. We also like the cycling.org website which has some great route guides and some really handy guides to year round bike maintenance.

Autumn is a great time to try out some of the fantastic Cycling Sportives that are taking place across the country too. Different from races, these organised cycle tours give you an opportunity to ride alongside other like minded cyclists, enjoy some of the best of the British countryside and challenge yourself to make it around whatever distance and climb suits your cycle-ability.

Getting kitted out is important because although we’re still seeing plenty of sunshine, there’s a definite nip in the air in the morning and evening. Carrying an extra layer such as a lightweight, waterproof jacket or some funky leg or arm warmers is a good idea. Early morning mist or dusk falling a little earlier than you expect means that having clean, effective lights on your bike is important and if it gets a bit drizzly, better get those mudguards out. If you like the thrill of after-dark cycling (there’s a great guide here) https://www.cyclinguk.org/news/night-riding-skills-tips-and-tricks-for-mtb-riders-and-leaders then high vis cycling gear is a must.

When it’s cold or rainy a good pair of gloves can make the all difference between a grim bike ride and a great bike ride. Ideally, the best cycling gloves give your hands room to move and let your skin breathe. They’ll keep your hands warm and dry, be windproof, be comfy and have grips in all the right places. At the same time they need to be lightweight enough for you to control your bike and feel what you’re doing. That’s a pretty long list.

At eGlove, we’re pretty pleased with our Cycling glove range. With 2 styles to choose from : our robust Mountain Biking Gloves and our weatherproof Winter Cycling Gloves, whether you’re a road rider or off-roader you can be sure of high performance and supreme comfort whilst you’re out on your bike. 

The ‘Bike Pro’ eGloves come in two vibrant colourways and feature tough finger protection, padded palm protection and short, comfort cuffs with adjustable velcro fastening. Like all our eGloves they also have touchscreen friendly fingertips so you don’t have to take them off if you want to take a photo or need to take a call.

The eBike Gel Pro eGloves have been tested through brutal head winds, the steepest climbs and the speediest descents to deliver a fantastic all-round performance. Windproof, water resistant and breathable as well as being machine washable. These warm cycling gloves would be ideal whether you’re on a wild autumn countryside cycle ride or you’re biking from the train station after a busy day at the office.

If you’re out and about on your bike this Autumn, we’d love to see you in action. Why not send us a selfie of you (and your eGloves) in action?

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Christmas with eGlove - Touchscreen Sports Gloves

Here's all you need to know about eGlove at Christmas.

Firstly, everybody NEEDS eGloves (even Santa!) ;-)

We'll do what we can to ensure anything you buy arrives in tip top fashion before the big day!!

Details of last postage dates are here

Of course, sometimes you get it wrong! Whether it be due to size, sport, colour or simply because they don't want eGloves (quelle horreur!!) we've extended returns until the end of January! Although in truth, we need to be loved, so even after this date we pretty much always do what we can to sort things out!

"Socks? Please don't let them be socks!! I NEED eGloves - surely EVERYBODY knows THAT?!?!?"

"Socks? Please don't let them be socks!! I NEED eGloves - surely EVERYBODY knows THAT?!?!?"

So, whether you need running gloves, cycling gloves, ski gloves, snowboard gloves, riding gloves or touchscreen gloves for many other different sports - BUY WITH CONFIDENCE here at eGlove!

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Have a good one people - see you on the other side!

NEWS

The importance of Hydration

As runners or cyclists you are always exerting energy and sweat while incorporating countless miles running or biking on the road. You have been advised on the importance of remaining hydrated; replenishing all of those fluids you lost amid training.

At the point when people take part in an exercise, they might be so focused on the task at ahead that they tend to forget about a very essential factor in ensuring the body gets all of the advantages of exercise: making sure the body is adequately hydrated. Water and sports drinks aid the body to prevent dehydration; thereby increasing comfort, safety and performance during a workout. Water is very essential for every metabolic process that takes place in your body; it helps transports vital nutrients to your cells and takes away waste products.

Lack of hydration can be a serious condition that can lead to muscle cramps, fatigue, dizziness or even heat illness like stroke. Since hydration is so imperative for athletes during exercise, it is important to ensure you drink the appropriate amount for your body. This is necessary in order to prevent excessive water intake or water intoxication.

What amount of water can one take during exercise?

If you are to carry out an activity for up to 90 minutes or less you should drink water from time to time. Water in this circumstance will have the capacity to keep you hydrated and keep up the right body functions you may need for the activity. Make sure not to consume massive amounts of water before or after exercise. The purpose of doing so is that your digestive system may not function as much as it typically does during exercise and this large amount of water can make you to vomit and feel nauseated.

There are certain circumstances where water is insufficient keep you hydrated. If you are engage in compelling activities or exercises that last more than 90 minutes as an athlete, it may be important for you to drink other types of fluid to keep hydrated.  Your body has a tendency to lose water as well as electrolytes. It is recommended to take energy sports drink since these drinks help replenish both the lost fluids and electrolytes. Drinking simply water in these circumstances can do more harm than good.

Ordinarily, endurance athletes have a higher risk of experiencing hyponatremia or excess hydration. This condition results when the fluid in the body is much and the sodium levels drops to a critical level. This is the reason why it is important for people engaged in these exercise to take sports drinks with salt and sodium in order to prevent dehydration and hyponatremia. With the danger of water intoxication and the dehydration, competitors are left with the question of how much water is sufficient and what amount is in excess.

Nobody truly knows how much water to consume; a gallon, eight glasses? Generally people who don't participate in continual athletic activities can listen to their body and keep themselves hydrated; they drink, when they get thirsty. Athletes on the other hand needs much more fluid intake. Therefore runners, bikers or lifters are left with making a decision about their water intake. Before beginning your activities it is best to seek the help of a nutritionist or an expert trainer.

So remaining hydrated is really important during running or cycling activities or any long endurance activity, in order as to achieve optimal results.