Cyclists love a challenge. Tough terrain, wind, rain, heat, and bone chilling cold all play their part in the make up of a great ride. Unfortunately what makes a ride great can also put us at risk at of chafing and saddle sores, which can be the making of one of your least enjoyable rides.

Does everyone use Chamois Cream?

Chamois Cream use varies from rider to rider. Some use all the time, some use on days that they are riding further, or in poor weather, or if they are going to sweat more than usual. Our advice is to use it before you need it, especially if you are new to the sport. Saddle sores / boils and chafing take the fun out of riding so don’t let them. 

How do you use Chamois Cream?

Turn your shorts inside out, and on the pad insert of your shorts where you sit, apply chamois cream to any stitching or areas of the pad that have given you discomfort. Apply more liberally where required, or if heading out in the rain. Then apply direct to you skin in key contact locations.

What precautions do I take after the ride?

Change out of your shorts as soon as possible after the ride to reduce your exposure to lingering bacteria. If showers not readily available use PEDALIT Dry Wash with it's Tea Tree and Eucalyptus ingredients, known for their antiseptic properties, to remove Chamois Cream from skin, clean and protect from bacteria.

Always wash your shorts after every ride. We recommend hand washing you shorts with PEDALIT REVIVAL Clothing Wash to ensure you remove all the Chamois Cream, and leave the shorts bacteria free for the next ride. 

March 25, 2017 by Team PEDALIT