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Any tips for cycling to work but not being a sweaty Betty when I get t?here

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Oddoneout63 Sun 13-Mar-16 17:15:56

Takes 20mins to cycle to work. I only have half an hour in order to get there on time after my youngest goes to school so no time to shower. Trouble is I get so hot after 5mins that by the time I get to my desk I'm boiling & it takes half an hour with a fan on my desk to cool down. I've tried wearing less & less but I'm still so hot! Any tips (apart from 'buy a moped' which is a possibility). I can't keep turning up for work looking like a wet rag. Not very professional!

MumsKnitter Sun 13-Mar-16 17:20:16

I think you do need to shower. 10 mins should be enough if you use a shower cap to keep your hair dry.

IAmNotDarling Tue 22-Mar-16 20:04:15

Do you have a breathable clothing? How long have you been doing it? If it's a recent thing, as you get fitter it will get easier. Are you using your gears right?

My ride is 25 minutes but I don't do it everyday. I don't shower. I wear whatever trousers I wearing for the day and have a different top after a quick wipe with a soapy flannel and a spray of antiperspirant.

I have a running jacket that is vented and wear a buff around my hair to catch any sweat under my helmet.

I also have a full face of makeup that doesn't move. I'm fat and unfit, but I don't smell.

Oddoneout63 Mon 28-Mar-16 20:22:06

Not been updating for a while - I'm learning to wear less and less! As I'm pretty fit, I do start to sweat pretty quickly, so last week saw me cycling in wearing a t-shirt / sleeveless top & my work trousers. I pack a cardi / wrap / coat in my panniers. Then I layer up once I'm at the office.

As I'm peri-menopausal, the layers help with hot flushes during the day too!

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