Get Ready for Warmer Weather

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Just like a spell of hot weather shouldn’t make your intentions of a ride questionable, neither should the fresh chill of a spring morning – with the right precautions you’ll be just grand.  After all, the Easter holidays are a golden opportunity for cyclists.  It allows for some warmer weather training, loads of sunny miles to put behind us and creates buzz of excitement in time for the British Summer months officially beginning.

The biggest posed topic though, isn’t where to go – it’s what to wear?  The in-between months are tricky, with light showers still existing, sunny spells one minute and chilly starts most mornings.

Spring requires some key pieces of lightweight training clothing and a little experience to know how to best approach – and that’s where we're on hand to help and advise:

Caps: These are an underrated accessory for sure!  They actually keep so much heat inside of you – a great benefit of a cap is once you warm up, it’s functional and lightweight enough to shove in your back pocket.  Tip to consider when wearing one under your helmet – point it up!  It’ll avoid a sore neck from peering up to see ahead.

Jerseys: It’s getting warm enough to ditch the heavy weight, fleece lined Windcheeta and swap it for a long sleeve road cycling jersey; our jerseys feature a high performance 140gsm multi dry technical fabric.  They’re produced using advanced fit technology to provide the most comfortable riding experience.

Jackets:  Alternatively we can offer both Gilets and a Windcheeta Lite option.  Our sleeveless jerseys A.K.A - Gilets are made from high quality Windtex® fabric – making it windproof, waterproof and breathable.  The standard Gilet is manufactured with a lightweight mesh rear panel, but we do give the option to alter this for a Solid Windtex® rear panel instead.

Our Windcheeta Lite is hugely popular at this time of the year; providing the optimal fit for wet or that little bit colder weather riding.  It consists of a 3 layer Windtex® fabric which protects from the wind and rain whilst maintaining breathability.  You can design a custom long sleeve cycling jacket here.

Arm & Leg Warmers: The general rule of thumb is to protect your core extremities, right?  If they’re protected you’ll be riding in comfort.  Warmers are a cooshtie piece of kit!  Don’t jump the gun on this one – save bare legs for the later spring months and double up with shorts and warmers to ease yourself in.   Arm warmers aren't a necessity this moment s your probably wearing a long sleeve, but it's something you should start sourcing for around about now too – as your long sleeve jersey will be taking a back seat for the season.

Snoods:  These are genius.  I can’t keep up with how many ways there are to use a one?!  Sweat band, head band, hair tie – the list goes on and on.  It’s a great piece of kit to have handy; bridging the gap and protecting you from the chill.