This is the only way to spend enjoyable hours on the bike and to avoid of getting sick.
It is important to wear clothing that is specifically designed for cycling as they are the most practical and the most comforatble to wear on the bike.
On the top we recommend to start with a base layer, they maintain the temperature pretty well. The next layer can be a light long sleeve jersey with thermo fleece lining. This will keep your chest and arms warm. The ideal outer layer would be a cycling jacket made out of heavier windstopper fabrique. This will keep the wind out and ensure that you won’t get cold too early. Don’t forget to wear a light waterproof jacket also if necessary!
At the bottom we would advise to wear a warm pair of bib tights with themro fleece lining. They are usually heavy enough to keep you warm. A warm pair of cycling socks (waterproof ones if needed) will be necessary on a cold day.
In terms of accessories don’t forget: a warm pair of gloves, a pair of waterproof over shoes (with thermal liner) and of course a thin but warm skull cap that you can wera underneath of your helmet.
If you have all the gear mentioned all you need is a commitment to head out on a cold winter morning.
· Always wear the right type and the right amount of clothing during the winter time. Wear too little or wear too much will cause uncomfortable time in the saddle.
· You can use warmer cream or oil on your legs, this will help a lot during the cold conditions.
Do not use overshoes while you are out on your
mountain bike because they can get damaged very easily wearing them off-road.