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Friday Tip: To shave or not to shave

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Published 14 March 2014

With the first chance to ride with skin to the wind approaching, the inevitable question of whether or why you should lose the hair from your legs is the first one for many. British Cycling's Insight Zone takes a humourous and practical look at the tradition of leg shaving.

Leg Shaving Guide

If you're a British Cycling member you can also access our guide to gaining some free speed on the bike - and not a mention of hair removal. Read the full article:

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Every Friday, we'll be publishing a tip from the British Cycling Insight Zone, which is the home of training advice from the same experts that helped Sir Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish achieve success.

Next Friday we look at techniques for changing gear smoothly.

It’s the same every year when the shorts come out of the wardrobe and every year I have to go through the same explanations to justify what the majority of my non-cycling male friends see as an effeminate perversion.

Read the full article here.