Even when it’s a few degrees colder, it won’t diminish your desire to go cycling
If you are one of those who enjoy long bike rides, racing or mountain biking in the summer, then with a few simple tips you can still have fun on your bike in the winter. On a bike, even more than on foot, you need to keep your body warm by protecting it from the icy wind and the harsh climate. Cover your hands, feet and head well. Gloves, hats, socks and shoes made of technical materials fulfil the dual function of protection and breathability. The right clothing keeps the body warm and at the same time facilitates perspiration, preventing excessive perspiration from making it even more sensitive to low temperatures.
However, it is also necessary to pay attention to your trustworthy sports partner: your bike
. Use winter tyres, to have more grip on the ground and reduce the risk of falls, and do not forget to equip it, if it is not already, with front and rear lights
that help you to see and be seen. In addition, mud, water and salt used to prevent the formation of ice on the roads can be harmful to the bike frame. So, after each ride, take some time to clean your bike. To make these operations easier, specific products can be used, such as silicone sprays designed specifically to protect the frame from harmful agents.
As for runners, also for cyclists it is essential to warm up well before putting the bike on. Do some stretching and start pedalling at a low pace before starting your real workout: you will stay away from muscle trouble and your performance will be better.