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Winter: Everything you need to know

Winter. Just that solitary word conjures up images of being cold, damp, covered in mud, wondering why you even bothered to venture out onto the bike. But, for many winter, providing you’re equipped with the right kit, can be one of the most enjoyable periods of the year.

Clothing Buyer’s Guides

RCUK guide to Waterproofs
RCUK guide to Waterproofs


A look at the features and benefits of bike-specific waterproofs
A Guide to the Gilet

An essential bit of clothing for intermediate weather
Base Layers: All you need to know

Ever wondered why base layers are so important?
Winter Gloves Buyer’s Guide

Frozen fingers? Let RCUK guide you through the world of winter gloves
Winter Tights Buyer’s Guide

Everything you ever need to know about bib tights

Essential Clothing Advice

The Wet, the Cold and the Miserable

Be none of the above when cycling in winter
Are you prepared for the winter?

With RCUK’s roundup of our favourite cold weather clothing, you’ll have no excuse not to ride this winter

Riding Features

The winter club run – part 1

How do you prepare for the winter club run?
The winter clubrun – Part 2 – Why not to stop!

The Clubrun tea stop is a British institution

Equipment

Winter training bike

If you’ve got a racing pride and joy you’ll probably want to put it away though winter and part of spring, but you need to think about what you replace it with during those months
Turbo Trainer buyer’s guide

Getting a turbo trainer can make a real difference through the winter – here’s what to look for
Top 10 indoor essentials (plus a few extras…)

A few things you’ll need for a top turbo session
Turbo Trainers

GROUP TEST: Entry-level turbo trainers tested

Lights

Don’t let the darkness stop you riding, equip yourself with a decent set of lights and you can enjoy one of the most enjoyable aspects of winter riding.

Nightrider
Winter training needs to be safe. So make sure you are seen.
Let there be lights
All you need to know for lighting up time…
Battery technology
A guide to powering your night time training rides

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