If you’re looking to get the most out of your winter training, then you’re already going to be head and shoulders above those cyclists who go into hibernation come autumn, only to return once the temperature is back in double digits.
That head start gives you the opportunity to put the building blocks in place for next year, whether building your fitness with long base training rides, putting together a winter training plan , or making the most of the benefits of indoor cycling .
Winter can be a tough time to be a cyclist – and that’s just the challenging conditions on the roads and trails – but that doesn’t mean you should give up.
For more tips on tackling the tough conditions, head to our complete guides to winter mountain biking and winter road cycling. Gravel riding remains an option, too – we’ve argued why gravel riding is better than road cycling in winter . 11 winter training mistakes and how to avoid them
Not having the right kit
First things first, having the right kit is essential to surviving winter on the bike. While your bravery is to be admired if you’re still riding in a pair of bib shorts and a short-sleeve cycling jersey in winter, at best you’re going to get cold; at worst you may pick up an illness or get hypothermia.
A pair of bib tights should be a wardrobe staple come this time of year to keep the worst of the cold weather off your […]
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