I’ll try to answer this without simply presenting a bland list of clothing items…. fully expecting that it will turn into a bland list of clothing items.
Cycling outside in the winter is difficult for all manner of reasons.
It’s cold. It’s more likely to be wet. It’s more likely to be windy.
‘Nice’ winter weather presents its own challenges. A beautiful clear morning tends to go hand in hand with frost and ice. Ah, the frustration of wanting to enjoy the early morning light over a white-crusted country landscape, but knowing that you’re one false pedal stroke away from an ignominious pratfall and a broken collarbone.
And then we have snow.
The window of cycling opportunity therefore tends to be a small one. A small one with a broken latch.
So you want to have a tried and tested winter wardrobe, ready and waiting for when the opportunity presents itself.
And so I’m going to share what I wore on a recent winter’s ride, to help illuminate the issue at hand (and to present you with a bland list of clothing items).