Riding in the winter

All you need to know to be prepared for the cold season

Winter cycling can mean a different thing to different people. Some will continue their daily commute in the saddle even during the coldest and darkest part of the year, for some it is braving the elements, and for others it is training indoors.

Whatever winter cycling means to you, it requires a little know-how so you can get prepared and continue your workouts. You need the right kit to go out and the right equipment to not stop you from stopping during the cold season.

Choices of clothing for winter cycling

Winter cycling regularly means rain, cold and occasionally ice, so your choice of equipment and clothing can be crucial to doing well. Choosing warm clothing is an obvious first step, dressing appropriately for the conditions is a skill you will acquire with practice. There are some basic requirements that will get you on the right track, but it takes time to learn what’s best for your body and your local climate.

For winter, you’ll probably want to look towards long-sleeved options with thick material or merino wool, and depending on the conditions you live in, you may also want to opt for integrated neck warmers or hoods.

Most cyclists switch to their best winter tights instead of a combination of shorts and leg warmers, like our Siberia .

The choice of clothing also depends a lot on the weather, but a good place to start is a warm, water-resistant jersey or softshell jacket like our Dolomite or Helsinki, which can be paired with a waterproof Tefnut rain jacket for wettest days.

Discover our new Winter 21-22 Collection to keep you warm and keep the rain out.

You can’t stop during the winter!