Whilst Cardiff has not been quite as hot as the rest of the UK, temperatures are still unusually high. Some will love it, some will hate it, but however you feel about it, the heat does offer different challenges to the ones cyclists in Wales are used to. (ie keeping dry!) Rather than tell you to stay indoors and not go out at all, I have canvassed the team for their favourite methods of keeping cool whilst riding, which I’d like to share with you.
Relevant for any riders; sportspeople, commuters, bikepackers, MTB’ers or just for fun, we hope you find them useful.
Andrew: “Go early or late to miss the really hot temperatures. I must say I’ve never been on a 5am ride and regretted it!”
Nic: ” I like to soak a cotton cycling cap in cold water before I go out and then refresh it periodically during the ride. Works a treat!”
Alex: “Try to keep the airflow going. Choose traffic free routes and ride with anticipation so you can keep coming to standstill to a minimum.”
Chris: ” Ride to swimming spot and go for a dip!”
Jon: “Put your water bottle(s) in the freezer for a couple of hours before you go. Good to drink or for squirting down the back of your neck!”
Got tips of your own? Leave them in the comments!