Clothing

Beginner’s guide to Triathlon

In partnership with Zone 3, Coffee Stop have prepared an essential guide to introduce you to the basics of Triathlon. Here, we dive into why you should give Triathlon a shot, top tips for training and during the event, plus kit recommendations...…

Choosing the right triathlon distance with Zone3

Not sure if you’re ready for a triathlon? Coffee Stop and Zone3 have broken down each distance and highlighted the main requirements, discussed useful kit and worldwide events especially for you. So, this year you can reach new limits and get inspired to tackle the distance best suited for you.…

Zone3’s guide to buying the right wetsuit

Triathlon wetsuits are designed with flexibility in mind - providing greater movement, leading to reduced effort in open water. They also contain hydrophobic properties reducing drag to aid performance. Zone3 gives the run-down on finding your perfect wetsuit.…

Cycling equipment: the kit you need

Any new hobby or leisure pursuit can seem a little intimidating, especially these days, when starting something new tends to involve spending a bit of money. To help explain what you really need to enjoy cycling, we’ve put together a guide to cycling kit basics, starting with essentials and comfort-focused products that all cyclists would benefit from, before moving onto discipline-specific items.…

Kids’ Cycling Clothing: What You Need to Know

The right kit can help your child feel part of the cycling crowd and keep them safe on the bike. Here’s what you need to know about kids’ cycling clothing.…

Everything you wanted to know about road cycling but were afraid to ask

We are bringing you a blog that reveals 12 of the things you might want to know about road cycling but were afraid to ask.…

10 tips for wet weather riding

Whatever the season in the UK, there is always the threat of rain. We suggest 10 tips to keep you in the saddle even in wet weather.…

Helmets for different cycling disciplines explained

Take a look around your cycling friends, or pop along to a bike store, and you will see a wide variety of bike helmets. There are helmets that are designed for each different cycling sport and even a variety of helmets suited to one discipline, such as road or mountain biking. We look at the main differences..…

How to fit pedal cleats to your cycling shoes

Clipless pedals are one of the most widely adopted technological trends in cycling in the last half century. They enable powerful, efficient pedalling with far greater comfort than was available with traditional open pedals fitted with steel toe clips and leather straps. There is one caveat though; in order to deliver all this goodness, the shoe cleat does need to be fitted properly and be correctly adjusted.…

Ride All Year Round with the Best Women’s Winter Cycling Kit

It can be hard to stay motivated for cycling during the winter. Dark mornings and evenings, cold winds and wet roads offer far too many excuses to stay inside. But the hardest part of winter riding is often making that first step out of the door. Once you’re on your bike and warmed up, you’ll more than likely enjoy it. And that hot post-ride shower is all the better knowing you’ve really earned it. Science has shown that women often get colder than men, particularly in their hands and feet. As anyone who’s had the hot aches can attest, cold fingers are not much fun. To make winter cycling a joy rather than a chore, it’s important to have the right kit for the job. Here we look at the best new season women’s cycling gear and a few tips for staying warm on winter rides.…