Cyclodelic’s Amy Fleuriot gives her top cycling tips in Weight Watcher’s March 2010 magazine:
- Just get started. You don’t need a fancy bike. Use what you have; you can upgrade later.
- Invest in a good base layer. Cashmere and merino wool are perfect, as they breathe and don’t tend to smell.
- Get the accessories right. A scarf will keep your neck warm, protect your hair from wind and combat hat hair when worn under a helmet. Arm warmers will add warmth and double up as gloves.
- Keep dry. If it’s raining, wear thick tights or leggings and a dress rather than jeans and trousers, as you’ll find they dry far more quickly.
- Stay visible. Wearing bright clothing will make you more visible, a cycle bell is good for warning pedestrians, and LED lights are inexpensive and very useful.
- Be safe. Just a few hours of cycle training is invaluable. Check out cycletraining.co.uk for an instructor near you.