What tips are there for road cycling in winter?

When it's cold outside and winter is coming, that doesn't mean you have to send your beloved racing bike into hibernation. With a few clever tips you can make the streets unsafe even in the cold season:

  1. Clothing is King: Dress in layers. Start with a moisture-wicking base, add warm layers, and top it off with a windproof jacket. Gloves, hat and warm socks are also a must-have.
  2. The right tires: Invest in winter tires with good grip. They provide more control, especially on wet or snowy roads.
  3. Lighting: Winter means shorter days. Make sure you are clearly visible. High-quality front and rear lights and reflective clothing are your best friends.
  4. Route planning: Choose your routes carefully. Roads can be slippery in winter, so avoid dangerous sections.
  5. Caring for your bike: Cold, damp weather can be hard on your racing bike. Make sure you do regular maintenance to keep it running smoothly.
  6. Hydration: Even in winter you need to drink. Use insulated water bottles to prevent your drinks from freezing.
  7. Riding technique: Adapt your speed to the conditions. Braking distances can be longer on slippery roads, so be careful.
  8. After the ride: Dry your bike and equipment thoroughly to avoid rust.

With these tips you can enjoy the winter wind in your hair and the fun on your racing bike even in the cold season. Stay safe and have lots of fun on your winter rides!

With the right cycling clothing, the weather in winter can't harm you and you can ride your bike perfectly even in bad weather. At RYZON you will find a high-quality selection of cycling clothing that will support you in all weather conditions.