Last year I saw the brill video made by Dottie on LGRAB about cycling winter wear – Chicago style. The winters here in Manchester aren’t as bad, but her video was a little light bulb moment that yes, you can cycle in winter too.
Perhaps more from a woman’s point of view, but I really thought winter cycling would have meant having to give in to specialised cycling gear…
As I have been cycling regularly and made the transition from summer, autumn and now winter, I am appreciating more and more it’s all about layers! And certain materials are better than others… i.e. wool primarily, but I also appreciate fleece.
Now, excuse my voice (which always sounds different to me) and the very amateurish video with my lil’ camera, but I thought sharing what I have been wearing in Manchester this winter may be useful to others out there (obviously geared up towards women), who are thinking of trying cycling through the winter, just like Dottie’s video was to me!
You’ll find huge similarities to her explanation set up – minus her gorgeous cat.
And my memory card run out… making me look rather odd… but I think what I was trying to say still makes sense 😉
I’d love to hear from the guys too, on what your advices are… as I have a feeling you may opt out of dresses and tights… although, you know?! Tights keep you reeeeeeally warm 🙂
PS – Helmet use is optional!
PPS – Hoping to not have made any free advertisement, if I accidentally did… any clothing/label/brand will do!
PPPS – I had few “Lost in Translation” moments, so be kind =)