The summer is officially on its way to the UK. We’re not totally sure how long it’s going to stay, but we’re getting prepared to fight the sweat on the morning commute.
The sunny weather certainly does a lot to encourage more and more sometimes-cyclists to hop on their bikes for the commute, and we’re enjoying the company – as well as the glowing feeling of arriving at work after a bright and beautiful ride.
That glowing feeling, though – it’s not always completely comfortable. More hot weather means more sweat, and though it’s perfectly healthy (and sweating more is actually a sign you’re a well-trained athlete…) the drippy stuff is a tad inconvenient in the office.
Here are a few essentials to help keep you comfortable…
Good Ordering Handlebar Bag
Sure, we could suggest a pannier bag and rack. If you’re set up and good to go with a rack, we’d certainly recommend the convince of panniers. However, if like the vast majority of commuters, you tend to use a backpack, you probably don’t want to install a pannier rack for the few weeks of the year it’s actually sunny.
Handlebar bags are a great alternative. Unlike a backpack, they don’t sit against your skin and create a sweat patch, but a bag such as this one from Good Ordering can be attached to your handlebars with no further fittings. It’s got plenty of compartments and looks pretty nifty, too.