Pelotan’s mission is to protect every outdoor athlete from the sun and so at the very core of their business is an absolute passion for the natural world in which we all train, race and recover.
Whether it be at training, competition or completing a local park run, spending time in nature is a major part of the joy of being an athlete. As a proud member of the 1% for the Planet network, Pelotan pledge to donate at least 1% of annual sales to support non-profit organisations focused on the environment.
As part of their ‘Be 1% Better’ Campaign for 2021, Pelotan aims to spread awareness about the 1% for the Planet movement, reaffirm their commitment to the environment, and encourage – everyone, everywhere – to be 1% Better. “As athletes we recognise how powerful tiny improvements and consistency can be and the Be 1% Better campaign applies exactly the same principle to tackling the environmental crisis. The solution is simple: action. It may not sound like much, but when we all commit to be just a little better - 1% adds up…”
Pelotan have developed 5 important tips on how you can Protect 1% Better, to help limit unprotected sun exposure, which is proven to damage skin, cause premature ageing and increase risk of developing skin cancer.
How to Protect 1% Better
- Be Prepared
Always check the weather forecast, including the UV levels, before you plan to go out. If you are lucky enough to train in good conditions, ensure you include sun protection as part of your pre-train ritual.
- 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. Our Official Sun Protection Supplier, Pelotan, offers a range of broad-spectrum products.
- 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 during sport than it does lying still on a beach! Find a product that is lightweight, breathable and sweat resistant to ensure your sun protection doesn’t detract from your enjoyment during sports.
- Listen to your body
It is important to remember that although ‘once a day’ sun protection will protect you for longer, it is no replacement for listening to your body and being aware of the conditions. For longer periods in the sun, take a travel size product in your pocket and top up as necessary. Pelotan offers a unique SPF 30 Roll-On, designed for precise, easy application even in windy conditions outside.
- 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 you go outside and do not miss areas such as your neck, temples and ears as these are commonly forgotten.
As well as working closely with our elite athletes, we are working with Pelotan to provide guidance and best practice for all triathletes, and British Triathlon members can benefit from exclusive discount on Pelotan products.