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Sewbean Tue 01-Oct-19 08:25:14

I cycle 40km round trip to work most days and it's getting cold. What do you wear? Last winter my commute was only 15km so it didn't really matter. Long leggings instead of shorts for sure, but what do you wear on top to keep warm but not get too sweaty? I get really sweaty. I don't go particularly fast because I'm on busy cycle paths but there are a lot of hills.
Please recommend me your best winter cycling tops.

JellyBellies Tue 01-Oct-19 14:27:03

Decathlon has a really good range of winter cycling gear. I bought a winter top, a winter cycling jacket and cycling gloves which worked really well

Stayawayfromitsmouth Tue 01-Oct-19 14:34:58

A waterproof winter jacket, Base Layer, long sleeve layer, long winter tights/ leggings, waterproof shorts/ trousers. Layers are the key thing here. You can get easily removable arm warmers and leg warmers. Also a buff for neck/ ears. Fleece ear muff, clear/yellow goggles or sports glasses. Lots of flashing, bright lights. At least 2 on front and 2 on back.

Stayawayfromitsmouth Tue 01-Oct-19 14:37:18

Oh Yeh, waterproof gloves and socks.

SlowasaSnail Tue 01-Oct-19 15:18:32

DHB on Wiggle is good value. Layers will be your friend in winter as you can pare them back as you warm up. A good pair of Roubaix fabric long tights will also keep you nice and toasty

noodlmcdoodl Tue 01-Oct-19 20:04:16

All of the above! So as not to go over previous excellent suggestions:

Also overshoes - thick neoprene ones.

Tights with a bib are cozier - wiggles DHB has a pair where it’s more of a vest type construction than braces.

I have reynauds so really suffer even with really warm gloves. I find what works best is popping a windproof shell mitten over. But that’s only really applicable if you find warm gloves don’t work well enough for you.

I also have a proviz reflective gilet... not for warmth but to help me be seen.

lljkk Wed 02-Oct-19 20:01:52

If I'm sweaty then I'm warm so I just peel stuff off. I think I'm not understanding something.

I find I have to keep skin all covered, but down to a single thin layer to avoid overheating.

Sleeves are good. ear covers, 2-3 prs of gloves, 2 prs of socks, Neck buff... and my latest discovery is clear specs (like sunglasses but not shaded). Coz my eyes get cold too, on a bad day.

Sewbean Wed 02-Oct-19 22:39:49

Thanks all, I think I might hit Decathlon on Friday morning.

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