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What To Wear Cycling

Wearing Prescripton Glasses Whilst Cycling (And What About Varifocals?) thumbnail

I was emailed recently by a Sportive Cyclist reader (the other one that’s not my mum), who rightly noted that I wear glasses. Alan (for that ‘twas… ‘twis his name) then went on to supply some very helpful tips around cycling with varifocal lenses. I’ll share these later on in this post. First though, since […] Read More


Long time readers of this blog will know that I’ve had an unhealthy obsession with a certain piece of cycling clothing for an irrational number of years. Over that time I’ve done precisely nothing about it (er, like buying it). Well now I’ve finally done something about it. I’ve bought … a different piece of […] Read More


Guide To Cycling Leg Warmers (And A Review Of My GripGrabs)

Guide To Cycling Leg Warmers (And A Review Of My GripGrabs) thumbnail

I’ve had something of a revelation. And it involves skin tight black stockings. Or ‘leg warmers’ as they seem to be called in cyclo-world. The updating of my guide to cycling tights (never a more exciting post written) coincided with this year’s Black Friday sales. Whilst perusing , I saw that these leg warmers from […] Read More


The Sportiveur’s Guide To Winter Cycling Tights

The Sportiveur’s Guide To Winter Cycling Tights thumbnail

For a long time, when I saw pro riders (or those who wanted to look like pro riders) training in cold weather, I assumed they were wearing tights underneath their cycling shorts. It took me an awfully long time (too long) to realise that this wasn’t the case (I hope it wasn’t the case) and […] Read More

Whose Coat Is That Jacket: Best Winter Jackets For Road Cyclists 2017 thumbnail

Hmm. If I had any sense, I’d have published this post some time ago, giving you time to study it (yes, study it) and invest (yes, invest) in a winter jacket ahead of the actual, you know, winter. But I don’t have any sense. And to be honest, I’m struggling, based on recent weather here […] Read More


What Should I Wear On RideLondon (And Other Questions)?

The RideLondon 100 (and its new 46 sibling) is an unusual sportive. Due to its size and location, it presents logistical challenges for riders and organisers alike. On the participant side, it’s not just a case of rocking up with a car boot (trunk) full of kit and a few gels in your pocket and […] Read More


Kask Vertigo 2.0 Road Helmet Review: Putting A Lid On It

Kask Vertigo 2.0 Road Helmet Review: Putting A Lid On It thumbnail

I am thinking about helmets. Specifically the which is my new piece of head protection de jour. I’ve been using it for about a couple of months now (since Christmas) and here are my initial thoughts (for what they’re worth…). A helmet is a very personal thing (ne’er a truer word spoke). On the basis that […] Read More


What Should You Wear When Road Cycling In The Winter

road cycling winter clothing

I’ll try to answer this without simply presenting a bland list of clothing items…. fully expecting that it will turn into a bland list of clothing items. Cycling outside in the winter is difficult for all manner of reasons. It’s cold. It’s more likely to be wet. It’s more likely to be windy. ‘Nice’ winter […] Read More

dhb blok micro softshell windslam roubaix jacket review

There are perks to being an internationally-renowned sports writer. If you are one, I’m sure you know what they are. It seems that there is also the occasional Brucie bonus available to those that have created a small (but perfectly-formed) weblogpedia. You may remember that I was fooled into taking part offered the opportunity to […] Read More

Sealskinz Thermal Performance Road Cycling Gloves

These are my gloves…

The weather in the UK turned quite abruptly earlier this month. September was surprisingly warm and dry. October came along, the switch was flipped and winter began (or at least a chilly autumn did). This time of the year tends to see me make a wardrobe gaffe. Thankfully (for both you and me), said wardrobe gaffe is […] Read More