While the summer nights grow lighter and longer and the roads stay dry (for the most part), there really is no better recipe for a leisurely cycle or a hard-core training sesh! As Scottish summer doesn't come around annually as it should, we thought you might need reminded of how to look after yourself when pedalling; with the right clothing you'll be tempted to kick it up a gear and swap chilling in your garden for a scenic ride, instead!
H20 - just add water
Water you talking about? Feel the thirst already? You're already dehydrated - school boy error! It takes no genius to know that you must stay hydrated before, during and after your ride! It's not often a cycle goes to plan, so be prepared - try and take a sip every 15 minutes or so, and on hot days gulp away...
Feel the burn!
On your legs, not your skin, duh. We'll not give you a lecture on this one, you know the drill; the longer the ride, the higher the factor. Improvise with accessories for protection.
Suns out, guns out!
Now, we're good at prepping you for this one. Leave the layers at home and make sure you're an owner of a highly durable and suitable textile material style jersey. We use top notch 'Airtex' fabric which not only wicks sweat away from the body efficiently, but dries in the blink of an eye with super ventilation. You won't get a better quality cycle jersey. If you're an early riser and are out before the sun, outerwear is recommended.
Toot, toot, legs oot!
Show people what leg day really looks like! What style you wear is totally personal preference; for a leisurely ride MTB shorts sit more freely - avoiding any fashion faux pas! For the roadies, we recommend some Lycra bib-shorts , not so flattering to the eye... But your performance will soar! Contact us for details. we'll hook you up.
Now you've got the lowdown on some summer tips for riding, check out or custom design generator online. Because although you'll not all admit it - you've got to look good on the bike! Your design will be completely unique and not on the high-street, so you're sure to look like a pro.