Cold weather is all about getting the right winter cycling clothing to allow you to enjoy your ride… but knowing what to look for in new kit can be tricky. What should you do and not to before you head out the door and during your ride, and what are the essentials to make sure you’re comfortable throughout? Becca met up with CAMS-Basso’s Megan Barker, star of road and track, to talk through some of the most important features of her winter cycling wardrobe.
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Megan says that having a good emergency waterproof and keeping your fingers and toes warm are her main winter essential tips when it comes to what to wear. "Once your toes get cold that’s when your whole body starts to feel really cold, so I think keeping your fingers and toes warm with nice gloves socks and overshoes, and keeping that emergency waterproof in your pocket at all times." Layer up
2021 Al Womens PRR Amazzonia Long Sleeved Jersey Megan says only very cold and wet weather would stop her from making cafe breaks on winter rides: "I think when it’s a fresh day you just need to have layers, you might be fine setting off in just a base layer and your long sleeve, but if you’ve got your gloves and gilet and your waterproofs in your pocket, so if you stop and go to set off again you can just layer up.