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Cycling wear that covers my bum and saddle

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Whyarethebestnamestaken Fri 10-Jun-16 18:14:16

Can any one help me find something that I can wear to cover my bum when I ride my new bike please?

Everything seems to be so tight fitting and I am size 14 (big bum) and flabby so would like to keep it covered as much as possible while I tone up and lose weight through cycling. I am also dieting but feel a bit self conscious imagining cars behind me as I go up the hills slowly LOL.

ShutUpLegs Fri 10-Jun-16 18:24:38

I am wobbly 14/16 and wear my Lycra padded cycling shorts. Life is too short! Honestly, no-one looks at a cyclist that closely - and even if they did, how would they know who you are?

If you would feel more confident and that means you will definitely get out on the bike, then perhaps try baggy 3/4 shorts over the top of proper cycle shorts. Whatever you do, do wear good shorts with a decent pad - they are the best option for a comfy ride.

Best thing to do is just get out and ride - you'll notice a difference in a relatively short space of time. Good luck.

Whyarethebestnamestaken Sat 11-Jun-16 10:14:57

Thank you, I had not thought of padded shorts (bum is big enough as it is) LOL.

It is a bit uncomfortable but was thinking it will get easier on the bum bones after a week or so.

I have just thought of one of those hi vis waistcoat thing with no sleeves for summer as that would cover up if its long enough and also help with safety. It can be a bit scary on the main road.

CMOTDibbler Sat 11-Jun-16 10:35:15

Don't worry about your rear view, get some good bib shorts (they come up higher, so don't press in and stop muffin top issues) and they are sooo much more comfy.

You could also look at a skort - the padding won't be so good in the Decathlon ones, but it would work for now.

The hi vis gilets aren't usually very long, and you do need to watch for things that could catch on your saddle

OooLookShoes Sat 11-Jun-16 11:18:06

You really do need padded shorts, an absolute must.

If you want baggy, then the mountain biking stuff is loose fitting. I wear the Lycra shorts as underwear iyswim (DONT wear knickers under padded shorts, it WILL chafe!) then some lose shorts or 3/4 trousers over the top.

I'd be very wary of long tops they might get caught in the saddle and unbalance you at a critical moment.

Also Fat Lad /Lass at the Back do some great fitting and very flattering stuff. As well as bags of attitude smile

OooLookShoes Sat 11-Jun-16 11:19:01

CMOTDibbler Sat 11-Jun-16 11:34:22

The Fat Lad/Lass stuff is brilliant. DH is a bona fide Fat Lad and his Lanterne Rouge top still looks pristine inspite of it being his favourite top for 2 years now. I have the Gallivantin jersey, and the difference between my other jerseys is massive in terms of the fit (it goes in and out for a start!) and the attention to detail. They are made in the same factory, from the same fabrics as stuff from big cycling brands which cost 3-4 times as much. And the lady who designs their stuff is lovely!

OooLookShoes Sat 11-Jun-16 12:14:59

That's interesting on the durability CMOT I was thinking of buy DH a FLAB stealth top, as he is bursting out of a standard large, bless him.

I love how flattering the colours are on the ladies kit, black on the lower half and pale on the top. They look great on the models. Good news is they are looking into doing some MTB stuff as well.(I emailed to ask) Can't wait as I love all their current range.

CMOTDibbler Sat 11-Jun-16 13:47:18

The black/colour is soooo flattering. I wear a 36 in their sizing, and get loads of compliments when I wear it.
DH loves that you get other FLABs greeting you

Def worth every penny

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