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LE COL X PELOTAN

LE COL X PELOTAN
We have teamed up with Le Col to offer a discount to all LC__CC Members, on our range of high-performance sun protection for athletes. LC__CC Members will get 20% off all products as standard using the code LECOLMEM at checkout.
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Exposure to the sun is unavoidable in cycling; whether it be on training rides, gravel adventures, one-day races, criteriums or grand tours – it is impossible to remain immune to the harmful effects of UV radiation. Failing to protect skin from UV radiation has genuine impact on short-term performance as well as the body’s ability to recover effectively between efforts – not to mention the long-term risks associated with skin cancer.

Designed specifically for athletes, Pelotan is a ‘once-a-day’, water and sweat resistant sun protection brand that allows cyclists to spend more time doing what they love. Our flagship product is an alcohol-based spray which is clear, quickly absorbed, lightweight and breathable and has been tested as lasting up to 8 hours at SPF 30. What’s more, as members of 1% for the Planet, Pelotan pledge to donate at least 1% of annual sales to support non-profit organisations focused on the environment – meaning you can protect your skin and the planet at the same time.

Use your discount today by applying code LECOLMEM at the checkout, and see why everyone from Grand Tour winners, Olympic hopefuls and weekend enthusiasts trust Pelotan to protect them, whenever they ride.

At Pelotan we firmly believe that sun protection can have a tangible impact on both performance and enjoyment on the bike, and as the Official Sun Protection Supplier to EF Pro Cycling, Canyon SRAM and many other world class athletes, we want to ensure the sun doesn’t ruin your rides this summer – so we’ve pulled together some tips to implement into your routine.

Be Prepared
Always check the weather forecast, including the UV levels, before you plan to go out. If you are lucky enough to ride in good conditions, ensure you include sun protection as part of your pre-ride ritual.

UV Index
Even when the weather is overcast, UV radiation levels are still at 80% of their normal levels. The temperature can also be deceiving as a breeze can make it feel a lot cooler than it is (no more so than when cycling and getting a breeze from the speed you’re travelling) however this breeze will not affect the UV levels. Keep an eye on the UV index and, if in doubt, remember it is better to be safe than sorry. Bear in mind that riding at altitude means you’ll be more exposed to UV rays.

Broad Spectrum Protection
It is important to use sun protection that keeps you safe from UVA and UVB damage, so look for products with an SPF of 30 or more and with broad spectrum protection. Even with a high SPF, if a sunscreen isn’t broad spectrum, you won’t be protected from all UVA rays. All Pelotan products are broad spectrum and offer exceptional protection.

Choose the Right Product
Consider the best product for your activity – there is no ‘one size fits all’ and clearly your skin has different requirements on longer rides than it does lying still on a beach! Pelotan has been developed for use in high-intensity sports where the skin’s ability to breathe and sweat effectively is absolutely paramount. Our unique formula binds with the skin without blocking pores, meaning your body can effectively regulate temperature and you can fully commit to your workout.

Protection Time Period
Think about how long you are going to ride and use a product that will likely offer you the longest, most suitable protection. Some modern UV filters have been developed to last longer (in Pelotan’s case, up to 8 hours), meaning you can avoid stopping frequently and enjoy the ride.

Listen to Your Body
It is important to remember that although ‘once a day’ sun protection will protect you in the saddle for longer, it is no replacement for listening to your body and being aware of the conditions. For longer rides, take a travel size product in your jersey pocket and top up as necessary. Pelotan offers a unique SPF 30 Roll-On, designed for precise, easy application even in windy conditions.

Apply Correctly
Ensure you apply the recommended amount of sun protection (more than you think, studies show most people do not apply enough which significantly reduces protection) at least 15 minutes before your ride and do not miss areas such as your neck, temples and ears as these are commonly forgotten.

Head to Toes
Don’t forget to pay attention to your head as well as the rest of your body. There are risks of burning through the vents of your helmet so ensure you protect this area with either Pelotan or your favourite Le Col casquette… even better, wear both!

Skin Type
Different skin types need different levels of protection against UV rays so it’s important to follow the appropriate recommendations for your skin type.

UPF Clothing
You can protect your skin even further with UPF clothing which is becoming more common. With lighter jerseys and bibs, it is important to apply sun protection UNDER the clothing too, so you don’t end up with the Le Col logo sun burnt onto your skin! Of course, ensure to wear UV protective sunglasses to keep your eyes safe