Scottish Cycling helps you keep the wheels turning through all weathers with our Top 10 Winter Cycling Tips.
This summer saw a surge in the popularity of cycling during the Covid-19 pandemic, and to support new cyclists Scottish Cycling developed a range of to enable people make the most of their new hobby. With winter setting in and ongoing restrictions making leisure time challenging, we have produced our Top 10 Winter Cycling Tips.
Created with input from all the team at Scottish Cycling, there's advice on keeping your bike road worthy, fuelling for chilly days out, and what to do if the outdoors really doesn't appeal. This handy resource will keep you benefiting from the power of the bike all the way to spring.
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Melanie Toner, HSBC UK Participation Programmes Officer shares her advice for miles of smiles this winter.
"Some of my best days cycling have been in winter. Nothing beats a fresh, dry winter’s day, getting out of the city for some winter miles with friends, enjoying the buzz of feeling brave and strong, undefeated by weather and keeping warm from your own exertions and merino wool. Cycling in winter is great for getting outdoors, enjoying fresh air and scenery whilst looking after our physical and mental health. Cycle when the weather is above zero to avoid ice, layer up, keep your head, hands and feet warm, and you can enjoy many winter miles on your bicycle."
Scottish Cycling Endurance Coach Evan Oliphant advises all his performance riders to wrap up before a day in the saddle, “Keeping warm and dry on the bike is essential in the winter months regardless of the length of your ride. Before heading out the door, make sure you’ve got enough layers on and pack a waterproof for emergencies.”