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Cycling clothing - any ideas?

S: 17st7lb C: 11st6lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 29.6 Loss: 6st1lb(34.69%)
I've joined a cycling team with the aim to doing the Manchester - Blackpool ride in July (arghhh 60 miles). Before now I've only ever been cycling at lunchtime in work (only ever done 6 miles max) and for that I've been wearing jogging bottoms, t-shirt and a hooded jacket. But as from 2nd Feb I join this group and we're meeting every 2 weeks and start off at doing 15 miles we're going to train and work up to the ride.

My problem is where can I buy some cycling clothes in the sizes I need, I've been looking online and am struggling to buy the clothes in larger sizes - some sizes have size 12 as LARGE!!!!

I'm probably about a size 20 now so would hope to be in an 18 by 2nd Feb - so does anyone have any ideas of a good retailer where I can get at the very least a waterproof cycling jacket.

I know I could get one of the mens xxl but I'm only 5' 2" so I don't want it to bury me in length and sleeve etc as I'd struggle to cycle and I think I'll be struggling enough!
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Hi Katie
Aldi is the best for cycling and ski-ing stuff. I pick up all sorts of cycling gear from when I was size 22 down to 14, padded lyra shorts, trainers and jackets etc with little pockets for your drink and the straw curls round to your mouth. All very technical :) but inexpensive and does the job Good luck with your challenge.
Really proud of you Kate, what a challenge - good on you.

Good Luck
Decathlon has cheap sports wear for most sports - I got a great cycling jacket there in the summer for £10...and it's goretex. I don't know what size they go up to thou - but if there is one near you, it is worth a look
try these web sites.
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If you cant get the bigger size you may have to go to mens clothing, it is very frustrating i know. It was a great day when i could fit back into female size clothing. If you dont get any joy email me on [email protected] as i know my daughter before the cambridge days managed to get size 20 and i will ask her where she got the cycle shorts from.

Also any good bike shop should be able to help you by ordering for you.
S: 17st7lb C: 11st6lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 29.6 Loss: 6st1lb(34.69%)
Thanks everyone for your messages, help and support --- I think I've found one http://http://www.cycleshopping.co.uk/acatalog/Polaris_Hydrofoil.html It says it's a mans jacket that's been converted to fit women ie they've made the sleeves and the length shorter so it's just what I need.

I've added the links you've all sent me to my faves though for future reference.



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S: 86.9kg C: 83.8kg G: 65kg BMI: 33.8 Loss: 3.1kg(3.6%)
Hi Katie I cant pm yet so wnated to ask how this went, ive become quite a keen cyclist in the last few months and its great to another girl localish to me cycling

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