Winter Riding Tips
Winter Riding Tips
Winter riding tips from online retailer Wiggle.
Winter’s here, there’s no way of avoiding it. The clocks are about to go back, which means the nights are drawing in and us cyclists have to be that bit more careful when riding at night. The nice people at Wiggle have sent us some of their riding tips and a few suggestions on products that can help make your evening ride a little safer.
Nightime rides and the daily commute during the winter require a little more thought than during the summer. Wiggle have four quick tips to make you stand out during murky winter rides.
1. Light up the night: Ensure that you can see AND that you can be seen – from any direction. White lights on the front, red on the back. Carry a spare set, just in case.
2. Reflect on it: At night and in low light, it’s high quality reflectivity rather than colour that really makes you stand out on the road. Look for garments with 3M™ Scotchlite™ reflective prints and logos like on the new dhb Flashlight collection.
3. No surprises: choose a good quality jacket and pair of gloves which will keep you warm and dry in the depths of winter, whatever the weather throws at you.
4. Route master: check your winter route for good lighting and adjust if necessary. Riding for five to ten minutes longer for better lit roads is worth it, and it’s an extra nugget of daily calorie burn.
Take a look at Wiggle’s website and see if there’s anything that could make your winter riding a little more comfortable, or safer. In this article we featured the dhb Flashlight Windproof Jacket, Proviz’s Reflect 360 Gloves, the Gore One Shakedry jacket and Knog’s Blinder Mini Chippy Twinpack.
I’ll be trying out dhb’s Aeron FLT Roubaix bib tights and Aeron Storm FLT waterproof jacket, keep an eye out for my preview soon. With this kind of kit there’s really no excuse not to ride!