It’s sort of odd, when you think about it, that many cyclists crack out their longest miles in the dead of winter – when the leaves have fallen and the sun is playing hard to get.
However, they say summer PBs are won via winter training, so it’s well worth layering up and cracking out the milage from now until spring.
Here are just a few of the things that always happen when we get back from one of those long, steady, winter rides…
1) Sit down, and remove the layers
One: Overshoes. Realise cannot remove overshoes without removing gloves. Start again.
One: Gloves. Two: Overshoes. Three: Packable or jacket. Four: Warmers – leg and or arm.
Peel off jerseys, base layers, tights, and collect them in a big cold and/or wet pile on the bathroom floor (or in the sink if floor is not tiled).