Safe Riding

Today’s Coaches Corner is a key one – Riding Safely.

We love riding our bikes, but at times, it can be dangerous out there. This can be due to the weather, fading light, road conditions, such as pot holes, oil and of course cars. Minimising those risks will make for a more pleasant and relaxing ride.

Here are a few tips and pieces of advice that may well help.

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Riding in Winter

Riding at this time of year can be unpleasant as the low temperature me wind chill can greatly affect your body temperature.

Think layers. Look to have two thin layers under a good wind stopper / winter cycling jacket. Go for a wicking layer to absorb the sweat as although it might be cold, you will still sweet as the body wants to keep you warm. Look to get a thermal layer next – such a Marino wool. This wil help trap the heat and keep you warm.

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