Celebrating World Bicycle Day
Today is World Bicycle Day and we celebrate our favourite mode of transport, the bicycle. Whether you’re a racer, a slow pacer or a commuter, the bike is the gift that keeps giving and our Udderly Smooth Anti Chafing Chamois Cream (with shea butter) is the must have product to prevent chafing.
As we humans try to recover and rebuild during the Covid-19 pandemic our planet also recovers and mother nature is silently hard at work behind the scenes. With the lack of car pollution we have seen our air quality become cleaner and many of us are left wondering (where possible) if we need to use the car to get to work or should we bring out the bike. The cleanest mode of transport (besides walking) not only respects our planet but also has HUGE health benefits… and who doesn’t want to feel a little better?
Forbes tells us that “commuters who cycled to work had a 41% lower risk of dying from all causes than people who drove or took public transport. They also had a 46% lower risk of developing and a 52% lower risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, and a 45% lower risk of developing and a 40% lower risk of dying from cancer.”
WOW!! We can’t argue with those numbers. The only downside to cycling is saddle sore but fear not… kiss chafed backsides goodbye with Udderly Smooths Anti Chafing Chamois Cream (with shea butter). This “miracle cream” works wonders on that awful burn caused by cycling. But don’t take our word for it check out our 5 star reviews from our very satisfied customers HERE.
“Udderly Smooth probably saved my life” Rugby legend Shane Williams is a fan!
At Udderly Smooth UK we know the amazing benefits of our products, but when you get a special shout out it makes things feel even sweeter. Especially when it was in the name of charity!!
If you are a rugby fan, Shane Williams MBE is no stranger to you, but did you know that he’s an incredible charity fundraiser? In his latest challenge he cycled 774 miles on his indoor bike during lockdown. His backbreaking challenge will support Velindre Cancer Centre and our NHS frontline workers as they battle tough challenges to help keep us safe in our time of need. We are so proud of his hard work and determination and i’m sure you’ll join us when we say a huge THANK YOU to him!
Our silky soft Udderly Smooth Chamois Cream is a cyclist’s best friend helps prevent saddle sores and stops you from feeling the burn in all the wrong places! This allows you to power through those long cycles and focus on the finish line!
Take a look at Shane’s journey over on his instagram and if you can, please donate to his worthy cause at HERE. We just checked and he’s raised over a whopping £12,000!!
Watch the video here – https://www.instagram.com/p/B_c29d6pquq/
Udderly Smooth supports Cyclone 24
Wales’ 24 hour track relay set to clock up 10,000 miles for homelessness charity
Hot on the ‘wheels’ of Team GB’s amazing achievements in Rio, Welsh homelessness charity, The Wallich, is hosting an epic fundraising cycle challenge, which will see participants cycle the equivalent distance from Cardiff to Sydney.
Cyclone 24 will take riders on a journey totalling 10,000 miles, during a 24 hour track relay which will take place at Wales National Velodrome.
We are pleased to be supporting this worthwhile event and wish everyone the very best of luck!
This is the second consecutive year the Cyclone 24 event has taken place following last year’s hugely successful inaugural event, which raised over £17,000 to support homeless and vulnerable people across Wales.
In total, 24 teams of six cyclists will ride non-stop around the velodrome track beginning at midday on Sunday October 16.
Cyclone 24 is a joint event between strategic branding agency Stills and The Wallich and is being supported by local businesses The Victoria Park Clinic, Effective Communication and cycle coaching specialists Rowe & King. Additional supporters include Source Insurance, 9Bar, Shake Shack and Udderly Smooth.
Steve Sulley, Managing Director of Stills said: “Partnering with the Wallich on Cyclone 24 was an easy decision for me. They are a charity that change the lives of vulnerable homeless people.
“They don’t just provide a cup of tea on a cold morning, their support systems provide a path to a whole new way of living. That ethos is the reason that we adopted the Wallich as our nominated charity. They are also our neighbours, and we love cycling, so this is the perfect partnership.”
Zoe Westerman, Strategic Relationships Manager at The Wallich said: “We are so grateful to everyone who has already committed to support the Cyclone 24 event.
“Cycling is such a fantastic sport to take part in and I don’t think anyone can fail to have been impressed by the fantastic achievement of the Team GB cyclists and of course our own homegrown talent within that.
“As a bonus, not only is it a great form of exercise but also very sociable too, and a great way of networking. We look forward to welcoming all new and returning cyclists to this year’s Cyclone24.”
‘Best Budget Chamois Cream’ by Cycling Active
We are very proud to have had our Anti-Chaffing Chamois Cream reviewed recently by Cycling Active magazine. With so many chamois creams available to cyclists to prevent chaffing on the market it is great to see they saw us as one of the top in the market.
Udderly Smooth Chamois Cream was also selected as ‘Best on a Budget’ and with tubes starting at only £5.60 you can easily see why. Larger 8oz tubs start from £7.19 and can be easily bought online here.
Read more about our products for cyclists here.
Cycling Active Chamois Cream Review 1
Total Women’s Cycling Award Winners announced…
We had a great time last week at the Total Women’s Cycling Awards held at the London Bike Show. We were very proud to sponsor the award for Cycling Personality of the Year.
The event was well attending and represented the very best in women’s cycling, from the top retailers, teams and events. Well done to the TWC team on arranging a great event and congratulations to all the winners.
The Personality of the Year award went to Emma Pooley. Here is our very own Oliver collecting the award on her behalf…
Read more about the awards and view the full list of winners here.
Idiots guide to applying Udderly Smooth Chamois Cream
‘Chamois Cream’ Art Print available at Pedal Anything
So how exactly do you apply Udderly Smooth Chamois Cream??? Rob Jude explains…
Seems quite clear cut – open the wonderfully packaged cow print tub and let the soon to be reassuring smell hit your nostrils. Marvel at the firm, solid cream which will soon be your saving grace and attempt to resist dipping a finger in prior to the crucial stage. Now I guess the tricky bit of the straight forward application is next – you need to assume the position. You know…the awkward semi crouched stance that should be reserved for an empty room or a cramped event portaloo!
As I am of a manly persuasion, although this should apply to everyone, I invest a good minute or so ensuring that I have applied enough cream to all the ‘sensitive’ areas – you should never skimp on the application, always go for a little bit more rather than a little bit less in all circumstances and apply to any part which potentially will rub, including crucially the sit bones if cycling is involved.
90k into a hard ride or 10 miles into a marathon you won’t know it, but you will be thankful for that little bit more you used as you continue on without problem.
I apply the cream to both my skin liberally and then a thin covering onto the pad of my shorts directly – to ensure that I haven’t missed anything. It also allows the pad within the cycling shorts to remain supple. Win win!
Hitch up shorts / tri suit, put the lid back on and strut about knowing that you’re ready for the off with one less thing to worry about.
In terms of events, if like me you are of a triathlon persuasion I tend to, if you like, ‘double dip’! I always apply some cream prior to the swim and then again top it up before the bike leg (especially if doing a 70.3 or longer) – because the cream is so durable I have never had to reapply before the run leg of an event and never experienced any chaffing / rubbing or discomfort. The cream is always in my transition bag in T1, with the few seconds it takes saving a lot of pain later in the day!
Similarly when its cold outside and you don’t want to get the dreaded runners bleeding nipple, I apply a small amount to keep them supple and avoid any discomfort.
The cream is idiot proof to use – most people I know would suggest that is a good thing!
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