Laura Bailey

Contributor

Laura Bailey

Position: Contributor

Mostly rides: Forest of Dean

Height: 5ft 9in (176cm)

Weight: 75kg

Laura’s enthusiasm for cycling, and in recent years, mountain biking is genuinely infectious. After racing on the road and cyclo-cross during the winter, she switched to proper bikes (MTBs) a few years ago and has never looked back. Not one to shy away from a challenge, in her first year she entered went riding in the alps, entered and competed in the EWS at Crankworx, Whistler, and promoted women’s mountain biking wherever she could. Having now moved to the Forest of Dean, she’s riding more than ever.

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Nukeproof Nirvana Women’s Short

These Nirvana shorts are one of our baggier options on test, are packed full of features and boast a gravity bias. Read more: Buyer’s guide to the best women’s mountain…

Ultra lightweight, they are comparable to the Endura Singletrack Lite in terms of minimalism, and are designed to cater for riders who might dabble in more than one off-road discipline,…

Endura Singletrack Lite Shorts

Endura’s trousers performed well in our recent women’s group test in MBR, so there were high hopes for the Singletrack Shorts. Read more: Buyer’s guide to the best women’s mountain…

Endura Singletrack Short Sleeve Jersey

The Singletrack Short Sleeve jersey has been a longstanding cornerstone of Endura’s women’s range. The Scottish brand is inching towards it’s thirtieth anniversary, and has been turning out a good…

Fox Women’s Ranger Pants

Fox has been increasing its women’s pants offering in recent years, which means more choice and more variety to suit the UK’s varied riding conditions. These pants are a lightweight,…

Fox Women’s Ranger Drirelease Jersey

Last year Fox worked with Tahnee Seagrave to co-design several signature items; all with bold and colourful designs. Given the range sold out in a flash, it’s strange Fox didn’t…

Troy Lee Designs Lilium Shorts

Marketed as a longer distance trail-riding short, Troy Lee Design’s Lilium is focused on breathability and comfort. They deliver on both fronts, using a nice mid-weight material that, like the…

Decathlon ST900 shorts

Like Decathlon’s jersey counterpart – the ST100 Jersey – they are a budget option without budget features. Read more: Buyer’s guide to the best women’s clothing Like many other popular…

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