Windy days are inevitable no matter the season you’re in. Here, we have 10 helpful tips for when it comes to riding your bike in the wind.
Sheltered route - Choose a sheltered route past houses and buildings to keep the wind at bay.
Gloves - The wind can make your hands go cold and numb, be sure to keep them warm with some gloves.
Consider an e-bike - If you struggle to fight against the wind, an e-bike can do half of the work for you.
Sunglasses to shelter eyes from debris - Sunglasses or cycling goggles can help to prevent debris from blowing into your eyes.
Plan your route - Plan a sheltered route in advance so you know you’re going to be as far from a windy area as possible.
Get low when you cycle - Aerodynamics are important, keep your body low when you cycle to help keep your speed up.
Tight-fitting clothing - Tight cycling clothing can help with aerodynamics just like keeping your body low as you cycle.
Train at home - If it’s too windy, train at home and keep your body warm and yourself safe.
Ride with the wind - Ride in the same direction as the wind to make pedalling easier.
Gear down - Don’t focus on your speed when the wind is harsh.
Now, you should be ready to ride your bike in the wind and enjoy a leisurely cycle.