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Well summer is officially over, but that doesn’t mean the kilometres have to stop and Wiggle is here to help you get your bike ready for winter.
But to make sure you enjoy your winter riding, getting the right kit is essential.
Following the coronavirus lockdown, 2020 will also see plenty of new cyclists who will be riding their way through winter for the very first time.
As we move from autumn into winter, conditions will get unpredictable, the rain is guaranteed to fall and temperatures will drop, but you can still have some fantastic rides with your friends or keep commuting by bike if you’re properly prepared for all eventualities.
The first thing to do when getting set for the colder months is keeping yourself warm and dry, so choosing the perfect clothing is key.
Online retailer Wiggle has a full range of winter cycling clothing perfect for both beginners and more experienced riders.
From long sleeve jerseys, to bib tights, gilets, gloves, and neck-warmers, you can pick up all the essentials from Wiggle, all with unlimited next day delivery and free returns with a Wiggle+ membership – peace of mind and winter-proofed kit for just £9.99 a year.
Once you’re decked out in all the winter kit, next you need to get your bike primed and ready to tackle some tricky conditions, most importantly by staying safe.
Wiggle’s extensive range of lights will keep you illuminated and visible in the darker days and evenings of winter.
Riders braving the tougher conditions may also want to consider a mudguard to keep themselves and their riding partners dry, especially as some cycling clubs make mudguards mandatory on winter group rides).
When taking the bike out in winter you’ll also want to guarantee the longevity of your machine, so making sure you have the right maintenance set-up will be a real game-changer.
Wiggle has countless options for toolkits, workstands, torque wrenches, allen keys and chain cleaners, plus a range of pumps – all essential to keep the wheels turning after summer.
As much as well all hate it, it’s hard to understate how important it is to keep your bike clean, so having the ideal cleaning products can make life much easier.
The Mobi V-17 Portable Bike Pressure Washer will save you a lot of time without damaging your bike and twinned with the Mobi Eco Citrus Bike Cleaner your machine will be looking clean whatever the weather.
Now the final step in the winter preparation is ensuring your components are up to the task, so you may want to consider some alloy wheels, harder wearing than their carbon counterparts, like the Prime Stagiaire wheelset or also from Prime the Attaquer set.
Of course sometimes the weather will be just too bad to get outside and ride, but that doesn’t mean you have to stay off the bike.
Indoor training has become huge in recent years and with training platforms like Zwift evolving every day, it’s only going to get bigger.
This winter could be the perfect time to get stuck into the world of virtual riding, so a turbo trainer might be the best investment.
Whatever you experience levels, Wiggle is here to help you get your bike ready for winter.