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Review: Optimum Nitebrite gloves

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In my experience, the first thing to freeze up on a cold day’s ride is your hands. And for anyone who has arthritis, as I do, keeping your hands warm is critical. I wear gloves a lot. The Optimum Nitebrite waterproof cycling gloves are part of a range of gear with an emphasis on high visibility. Indeed, one of the… Read more »

Togging up for winter

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Mountain Warehouse Adrenaline jacket, £33 on Amazon

Since I mentioned togging up in my last post, I thought I’d do a quick blog about my winter cycling kit. This winter has been very mild but it’s still bloody cold bowling along on a bike. My average speed is about 21-21kmph and descents can easily get up to 45kmph, so wind protection is paramount. So is rain protection… Read more »

Review: Janus merino tops

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Janus hoody

When we first began cycling, I’d envisaged that my base layer for my top half would be my Eddy tees from Finisterre. I love these things, and have over a dozen. In ultra-fine merino mixed with polyamide, they’re flattering, and perfect for my life of desk work, dog walking, cooking and general outdoor but not too messy stuff (for yard… Read more »

Review: Sheila Moon winter knickers and Isis skort

Sheila Moon knickers red

Having ordered Sheila Moon’s winter tights and Artemis skort and found them fabulous but rather long, I decided to order the shorter knickers and Isis skort (basically the knickers with a skirt attached), figuring that at my height of 5’1″, the knickers would be more like a tight on me. These knickers and skort are made from the same brushed supplex… Read more »

Hacking cycle clothing – raiding the closet

As someone who loves clothes but now feels deserted by fashion, I hardly needed an excuse to splash out on new gear when I took up cycling, but as a tightwad, I’m also keen to raid my existing wardrobe for the bike. Because I live a country life with some outdoor aspects (dog walking, rambling, gardening etc), I already own… Read more »

Visibility revisited

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Trish discussed hi-vis clothing a little while ago. Frankly, I think this is a no-brainer: it’s better to be seen than to be stylish (an argument I have used for my clothing choices for years). But it’s not just about wearing something bright. Above you see me dressed in highlighter yellow with a screamingly green helmet. And yet, while it’s… Read more »