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Skintight knee-length shorts made of a stretch fabric, of a kind originally designed to be worn by cyclists.
- ‘Looking stylish abroad is so important and there's no excuse to wear hideous clothing combinations like socks and sandals, saggy bikinis or cycling shorts on the beach.’
- ‘I was never one of those fanatics who bought all the correct cycling gear (although I did have a pair of rather fetching/revealing Lycra cycling shorts!)’
- ‘Then as I started training, my sweat shirt was cast aside for a tank top and I traded in my track suit pants for cycling shorts.’
- ‘Have you ever gone in to a high-street shop wearing a pair of cycling shorts?’
- ‘When we talk about getting fit, we are not recommending you trade your beer and cigarettes in for a box of tofu and some spandex cycling shorts.’
- ‘She is wearing cycling shorts, a sports bra and an open track suit top.’
- ‘It was what she called 'pedal pushers', and I assumed they were cycling shorts.’
- ‘Most runners run in loose-fitting shorts made from synthetic fabrics or cycling shorts and cotton T-shirts.’
- ‘I don't feel a lot of nostalgia for the year when everyone started wearing cycling shorts, kids were mugged for their Nike trainers, Rick Astley topped the charts, and the Royals cavorted on It's a Knockout.’
- ‘Not so long ago cycling shorts were high fashion as the courier look in the early '90's swept through New York City.’
- ‘He has blue eyes, short dark hair and wore a black top and cycling shorts and carried a rucksack.’
- ‘The first time I met him, he walked into the studio in his little cycling shorts and said: "Hi, I'm Robin," shook my hand and walked out again.’
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