Ever wondered how cycling pros spend hours in the saddle pain-free? The only way is commando. Cathy Bussey ditches the knickers and gives it a go.
There’s not much I share with the record-breaking Team GB women’s team pursuit riders. But last weekend, as they smashed their way into the history books at Manchester’s iconic velodrome and I embarked upon a brisk 25-miler around South London, there was one thing we all had in common.
Our backsides were all comfortable, cushioned and free of unwanted jarring and chafing, thanks to the worst-kept secret in cycling circles.
Ever wondered why you’re the only one in your cycling group rubbing your backside and complaining? The answer lies in your 100 per cent cotton gusset.
My initiation into the world of cycling commando came about by accident. In the 28 years I’ve been pedalling…
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