With temperatures dropping rapidly and December upon us, we thought we’d share some seasonal tips.
Protecting yourself as the nights get darker and the weather increasingly cold is vital. It should go without saying that a decent set of lights is a must have, but an additional rear light or set reflective stickers can dramatically improve your visibility to other road users.
Although not everyone’s cup of tea, hi-vis clothing, from full jackets to arm or ankle bands are also going to get you noticed.
To combat the weather, why not try layering up? A base layer like the Endura Merino Wool range will insulate you whilst staying dry no matter how much you sweat with effort! Add a long sleeve jersey as a mid layer and finish off with a decent winter jacket and the worst weather won’t keep you indoors this winter.
Your legs needn’t feel left out, as Lusso do a great “Roubaix” range of tights and bib tights that will prevent the cold stopping play. If winter boots are a step too far, neoprene overshoes will keep the water out and the heat in at a fraction of the cost. There’s a wide range of winter gloves available, as well as glove liners to improve the warmth offered by an exisitng pair.
Protecting your bike is just as important, grit on the roads may be brilliant at stopping ice but it can also ruin a paint job and wreck your drivetrain. Frame protection tape will see off the worst spray from the roads and a weekly clean of your transmission and lubricating it with a wet lube will keep it running smooth.
Remember; the more you ride this winter, the more of an excuse you have to indulge in tasty food at Christmas!